East African Institute of Welding


The East African Institute of Welding is a technical welding institute in Kenya dedicated to promoting welding excellence in East Africa.  Established in 2017,the welding institute  is based at the outskirts of Nairobi along the Eastern Bypass and offers the first International Certification In Welding In Kenya and East Africa.

EA Institute of Welding is an Approved Training Body (ATB) of the International Institute of Welding (IIW), an international body that seeks to achieve harmonization in the training, examination and qualification testing of welders around the world. The EA Institute of Welding is getting it’s ATB charter from the Southern Africa Institute of Welding (SAIW) headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The international welder program provides a combination of comprehensive theoretical knowledge and high practical skills assessed by tests of increasing dificulty including ISO 9606 qualification tests and theoretical examinations. The program is presented in three distinct levels which are progressive, fillet, plate and pipe welder.

We are a vocational welding training institute dedicated to bringing international standard practical training that uses competency-based education and training (CBET) program. Training facilities include a practical welding school with individual state of the art welding bays, modern and fully equipped classrooms

The graduating welder receives an  International Institute of Welding Diploma and Code Certification to ASME IX and ISO 9606, a first in Kenya and East Africa. This International welding certificate can be used anywhere in the world 

In partnership with Nexus Quality, the official Kenyan partner for Quality Control Co., the EA Institute of welding facilitates training and certification programs for Quality Control and Inspections, with diversified activities such as NDT, specialized NDT, Welding Inspection, Painting inspection, quality control training and certification programs .

Quality Control Co. is Agent and Authorized Examination Center of American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT), American Welding Society (AWS), American Petroleum Institute (API), and The Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC) training and certification programs.

The Institute also offers Inspection Services of all the above QA/QC programs as a third party provider for projects all over Africa.

Why Choose East African Institute of Welding

The East African Institute of Welding is a leader in competence-based welder training in the East Africa region to globally certified standards.

In partnership with Nexus Quality, the official African partner for Quality Control Co., the EA Institute of welding facilitates training and certification programs for Inspections and Quality control.

EA Institute of Welding (EAIW) offers a course for welders at all levels of skill. Untrained, inexperienced trainees, with no previous level of education,  but with appropriate health, physical and mental capability, may enter the programme.

Trainees can, however, enter at higher levels of this qualification providing the candidate passes the relevant theoretical examination and successfully demonstrates the required practical skills at lower levels. If a trainee can demonstrate skills at an intermediate or high level it is possible to by-pass the lower practical modules completely.

Welding Courses are presented at three theoretical levels of training. Each level is associated with a practical qualification level. EAIW  is therefore able to offer customized training programs for individuals with specific requirements.

TVET/ CDACC Welding and Fabrication Level 4 The EA Institute of Welding is a certified assessment center of TVET Curriculum Development, Assessment, and Certification Council (TVET CDACC) to provide Welding and fabrication level 4 approved curricula. The course is offered on a full-time basis for a 3 month period of training and a 3-month Internship program. The graduating welder receives a TVET/CDACC Welding and Fabrication Certificate.

The Kenya National Qualifications Authority (KNQA) A state agency mandated to confirm the authenticity of academic documents has announced that it will recognize certificates issued to Jua Kali trained artisans who pass practical tests conducted by various authorities.

Courses offered at East African Institute of Welding

International Welding Diploma

12 weeks

Welding and Fabrication

3 months

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