Refers to candidate’s first attempt in taking the particular IICS Certification.
Refers to candidate who fail in the initial certification. Candidate may attempt a maximum of two retests of the part which was failed within 12-month period from the first scheduled examination date.
Refers to candidate who request for an examination date which is not stated in the scheduled examination date. The examination can either be conducted at the test center or client’s preferred location.
Any expenses incurred by the test center in arranging, organizing and conducting the examination at candidate’s preferred location will be liaison by the candidate. Such expenses include admin fee, travel expenses (local transportation, train, flight or other transportation for examiner to exam venue), accommodation for examiner (at least 3-star hotel), meal for examiner during examination and/or courier fee for the certificate of proficiency.
This applies to the IICS Level 1 certificate holder who wishes to advance to IICS Level 2 Certification. For example: IICS 3.1A to IICS 3.1.
To complete this upgrade, candidate must provide relevant work activity log sheet covering the period of validity of the certificate.
More information available in the IICS Certification Requirements link found in each certification program page.
Refers to IICS Level 2 Certificate holder who needs to renew his/her certificate before its expiry.
Candidate does not need to sit for an examination. Candidate has to demonstrate that he/she has maintained his/her competence by providing evidence of continuous work activity in welding inspection. This can be satisfied by submitting a log sheet of relevant work activity covering minimum 2 years’ documented experience within the recent 3 years.
The certificate will not be renewed without further test if a substantiated complaint is notified by the Governing Board during the period of its validity. Further instruction and retest may then be required.
Refers to IICS Level 2 Certificate holder who needs to be recertified beyond six years from the initial examination (or 3 years from a previous three-year renewal).
Candidate has to demonstrate that he/she has maintained his/her competence by providing evidence of continuous work activity in welding inspection. This can be satisfied by submitting a log sheet of relevant work activity covering minimum 2 years’ documented experience within the recent 3 years.
If qualify for 6-year recertification with the complete application, candidate will be required to take an online examination. The 6-year recertification online examination for Welding Inspector (Level 2) consists of 30 multiple choice questions.
Note: As a guide, ‘reasonable continuity’ in any given six year period means that absences from work for which the certificate was granted should not exceed one year in one or several periods.
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