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Certification of welding personnel


LLC «South regional head certification center №3 NAKS» meets the requirements of certification system of welders and welding production specialists and registered in NAKS register under № ЮР-3ГАЦ.


Certification of welders (I level) and welding production specialists II, III, IV levels of professional training in accordance with the «Rules of the certification of welders and welding production specialists» (PB-03-273-99) and «Standard procedures for the certification of welders and welding production specialists» (RD 03-495-02).).


  • ПТО (LTE) – lifting and transporting equipment;

  • КО (BE) – boiler equipment;

  • ГО (GE) – gas equipment;

  • НГДО (OGPE) - Oil and Gas Production Equipment;

  • ОХНВП (CPOEE) - Equipment for chemical, petrochemical, oil refining and explosive industries;

  • ОТОГ (OTOG) - Equipment for dangerous goods transportation;

  • СК (BS) - Building structures.


  • ААД (AAW) – automatic argon-arc welding with non-consumable electrode

  • ААДП (AAW) – automatic argon-arc welding with consumable electrode;

  • АПГ (GMAW) - gas metal arc welding;

  • АФ (SAW) – submerged arc welding;

  • Г (GW) - gas welding;

  • ЗН (MW) - welding with mortgage immersion heater (polymeric materials);

  • КСО (RFW) – flash resistance welding;

  • КСС (RBW) - resistance butt welding;

  • КТС (RPW) – resistance point welding;

  • МАДП (MAW) - mechanized argon-arc welding with consumable electrode;

  • МП (MAGW) - mechanized welding with consumable electrode in active gases and mixtures;

  • МПГ (FCAW) – flux cored arc welding;

  • МПС (MPS) - mechanized welding with self-shielding flux-cored wire;

  • МФ (MSW) – mechanized submerged welding;

  • НГ (GHW) – gas heated welding (polymeric materials);

  • НИ (HW) – hot- tool welding (polymeric materials);

  • РАД (MAAW)- manual argon-arc welding with non-consumable electrode;

  • РАДН (MAW) - manual argon-arc welding;

  • РД (SMAW) – submerged metal arc welding;

  • РДН (MAS) - manual arc surfacing with coated electrodes;

For passing of certification in welding production it is required the following documents for each certified:

  • Request for certification on company blank form in accordance with the "Rules" (a request should be registered as an outgoing document); Please note that a request for the certification of specialist or welder can be submitted in electronic form as an initial information, but in order to finalize the formatting of certificates and during attendance for certification it is necessary to provide properly executed request form in paper version (with a blue stamp and signature of company’s manager). After receiving of request, an agreement for certification should be executed for tutorial and technical assistance during certification;

  • A copy of diploma;

  • A copy of work record book (extract or a work reference attested by the personnel department of company;

  • Medical certificate (for welders);

  • A copy of document proved a successful examination for the knowledge of laws, standards and instructions of state supervision bodies (for specialists);

  • Two colorful photos of 3 × 4 cm.;

The employer presents the candidate to the LLC «SOUTH REGIONAL HEAD CERTIFICATION CENTER №3 NAKS» and confirms with the documents the reliable information about him. Copies of the documents of each certified person are attested by Customer or in the center at presentation of original documents. During the passing of certification LLC «SOUTH REGIONAL HEAD CERTIFICATION CENTER №3 NAKS» provides certified persons the necessary specifications and technical documentation.


Before the certification for welders and specialists who have a professional training in the field of welding production and having a practical skills at the level of PB-03-273-99 requirements and applicable to standard documents, a special training is conducted.

Special training should be carried out before certification (initial, additional, periodic and extraordinary).

After completion of special training ЮР-5ЦСП (Special training center) issues a certificate of special training passing.

Certification of welders (in accordance with the PB-03-273-99 and RD 03-495-02) consists of passing practical, general and special exams.

Certification begins with the practical examination of welders. If the welder does not pass the practical exam, then he is not allowed for further examinations and he is considered to be decertified. Welder can be certified again after additional practical training not earlier than 1 month and provided that he will pay for practice exam again.

Certification of welding production specialists involves performing of two exams: general, special (including a practical task).

Upon successful passing of the certification ЮР-3ГАЦ issues:

  • A certificate recorded in personnel register of certification system of welders and welding production specialists of National Certification Committee for welding production (NAKS).

  • Certification protocol signed by the chairman of a committee, committee members and representative of Russian Rostechnadzor.