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Welder and welding operator qualification services

Independent witnessing that confirms welder competency


The qualification of welders and welding operators by a third party organisation is required for most safety-critical, pressure-related manufacturing and fabrication.  

This is done through welder qualification tests. The tests allow welders to demonstrate their ability to follow verbal and written welding instructions according to a national code, standard or regulation.

Need help with your welder or welding operator qualification tests?

LRQA provides independent, third-party witnessing of welder and operator qualification tests. We also endorse welder certification according to national, European and international recognised standards, including:

  • EN ISO 9606
  • EN 287
  • ISO 14732
  • AWS

LRQA is able to provide this service in two ways:

  • LRQA attends the clients' facilities directly
  • LRQA attends the welding school

Looking for your LRQA-issued welding certificate, or looking to renew your LR-endorsed certificate?

LRQA does not provide copies of any welding certificates we endorse. These certificates are issued through academic centres or through companies’ internal welding qualification tests. These certificates can ONLY be re-issued through the original issuing organisation or company.

Please contact the company or organisation on your certificate to obtain a copy.

Why work with us?

Client-focused and safety-driven

We strive to be your number one choice for welding qualification services. Our passion is to deliver a service of quality, integrity and a safety ethos, coupled with a technical wealth of experience, knowledge and professional academics; which in turn provides confidence for you and your stakeholders throughout the whole service.

Technical expertise

LRQA's technical experts can provide first-hand insights into the complex world of welding requirements, codes, and standards and the logic behind them. Our surveyors are chosen for their sector-specific knowledge and expertise, which means you can be confident that they'll understand the manufacturing challenges you face.

Our expert assessment teams take a collaborative approach that understands the importance of a fast, efficient appraisal with minimal disruption to your business. 



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