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IWCF introduces new style certificates to combat fraud

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The International Well Control Forum (IWCF) has launched a new certification system designed to make it easier for candidates and employers to verify qualifications.

IWCF is continuing to make significant changes to training programmes to ensure consistently high standards of instruction for global well control training in line with OGP 476 recommendations.

As part of the commitment to ensure continuity across well control training, IWCF has introduced increased security features to help combat instances of fraudulent certificates. The measures include holograms, serial numbers and watermarks as well as a QR code, which will allow candidates or employers instant access to the IWCF system to verify the certificate’s authenticity.

Antony Quin, General Manager of IWCF said: “While certificate fraud isn’t common, we have been made aware of some instances where training centres have issued invalid certificates or individuals tampered with their qualifications. The new measures we have introduced will help prevent this from happening, as the certificates will be much harder to duplicate. Feedback from the training centres so far has also been very encouraging.”

Adapted from a press release by Joe Green

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