Cognicert ISO 14731 Responsible Welding Coordinator Course


The ISO 14731:2019 Welding Coordination Course is designed to provide participants with comprehensive knowledge and skills required for effectively coordinating welding activities according to ISO 3834 and other relevant standards. The course covers essential concepts, principles, and practices related to welding coordination, ensuring that participants gain a thorough understanding of their roles and responsibilities in managing welding projects.

Target Audience:

  • Welding coordinators
  • Welding engineers
  • Quality assurance personnel
  • Project managers
  • Welding inspectors
  • Anyone involved in the planning, supervision, or execution of welding activities

Reference Standards: The course is aligned with ISO 14731:2019 – Welding coordination – Tasks and responsibilities and other relevant standards such as ISO 3834 – Quality requirements for welding, ISO 9001 – Quality management systems, and ISO 9606 – Qualification testing of welders.


  • To familiarize participants with the requirements of ISO 14731:2019 and related standards
  • To equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively coordinate welding activities
  • To understand the roles and responsibilities of welding coordinators in ensuring compliance with quality and safety standards
  • To provide practical guidance on implementing welding coordination processes and procedures
  • To prepare participants for certification as welding coordinators

Learning Outcome: Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the principles and requirements of welding coordination according to ISO 14731:2019
  • Identify the tasks and responsibilities of welding coordinators throughout the welding process
  • Implement effective welding coordination processes to ensure compliance with quality standards
  • Plan, supervise, and evaluate welding activities in accordance with project requirements
  • Prepare for and pass the certification exam for welding coordinators

Course Content:

Introduction to Welding Coordination

  • Overview of welding coordination roles and responsibilities
  • Importance of welding coordination in ensuring quality and safety
  • Key terms and definitions related to welding coordination

Welding Quality Standards

  • Overview of relevant welding quality standards (e.g., ISO 3834, AWS D1.1, WPQR, WPS, welder and welding operator qualifications)
  • Scope and applicability of ISO 14731:2019
  • Understanding quality requirements for welding according to ISO 3834
  • Implementing quality management systems (ISO 9001) in welding coordination

Quality Problem Solving Techniques

  • Problem solving methodologies
  • Application problem solving to welding

Tasks and Responsibilities of Welding Coordinators

  • Preparing welding procedure specifications (WPS)
  • Qualifying welding procedures and welders
  • Supervising welding activities and personnel
  • Ensuring compliance with relevant standards and specifications

Welding consumables and Materials

  • Compatibility and delivery conditions;
  • any supplementary requirements in the welding consumable and material purchasing specifications, including
  • the storage and handling of welding consumables and materials;
  • batch testing and traceability


  • the method and procedure for purchasing
  • contract management.

Welding requirements review

  • General requirements.
  • Technical requirements

Welding procedures qualification and Specification

  • the method and range of qualification
  • Variables and relevant contract requirements.

Welding Production planning

  • Production planning and scheduling for welding projects
  • Budgeting and cost estimation
  • Resource allocation and procurement

Welding Process Optimization

  • Parameters optimization for improved weld quality and productivity
  • Lean manufacturing principles in welding operations
  • Continuous improvement techniques (e.g., Six Sigma, PDCA)

Inspection and testing before, during and after welding

  • Inspection and testing methods in welding
  • the suitability of the welding procedure specification;
  • the use of non-destructive testing;
  • the use of destructive testing;

Identification and traceability

  • the identification and/or traceability of parent material (e.g. type, cast number);
  • traceability for fully mechanized and automatic welding units to specific welds;
  • traceability of welder and welding operators to specific welds;
  • traceability of welding procedure specifications to specific welds.

Troubleshooting Welding Defects

  • Understanding weld defects and discontinuities
  • Common welding defects and their causes (e.g., porosity, cracks, lack of fusion)
  • Techniques for identifying and diagnosing welding defects
  • Corrective actions and preventive measures

Welding Equipment Maintenance and Calibration

  • Importance of regular maintenance and calibration of welding equipment
  • Procedures for equipment troubleshooting and repair
  • Calibration standards and techniques

Welding Safety and Environmental Considerations

  • Occupational safety regulations in welding
  • Hazard identification and risk assessment
  • Environmental impact of welding processes and mitigation strategies

Training Methodologies

  • Case Study
  • Individual Exercises
  • Role Play
  • Group Exercises
  • Group Presentation
  • Examination


  • Must have reasonable knowledge and minimum of 9 years’ experience in welding and welding technology.
  • Must be a Certified ISO 3834 Lead Auditor / Lead Implementer

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