The examination requirements are:

For the AS/NZS 2214 Certificate and the HERA Welding Inspector WT1 module there are two exams:

  1. Paper A Welding “Theory and Technology” (3-hour exam).
  2. Paper B “Application of Standards” (2-hour exam).

For the HERA Certificate of Attainment for CBIP Elevating Work Platforms Inspectors there is one exam: Paper A Welding “Theory and Technology” (3-hour exam).


  • Examinations are held online on HERA E-learning platform.
  • Paper A “Welding Theory and Technology” is a ‘closed book’ exam; no reference materials are permitted.
  • Paper B “Applications of Standards” is an ‘open book’ exam; candidates may refer to a copy of AS/NZS 1554.1.
  • The pass mark for examinations is 65%
  • Exam instructions will be sent to candidates once the application is accepted.
  • Examination results will be emailed to candidates.
  • Where a candidate takes both Paper A and Paper B and does not achieve a pass in one exam, only that exam needs to be retaken.

NOTE: Candidates who are currently attending, or have recently attended, a HERA Welding Supervisor Course and have access to the HERA E-learning platform are to apply for exam(s) there at “Welding Supervisor Examination (WT1) 2022-07”. It is not necessary to apply on this site.

Candidates have already been assessed against the prerequisites for the qualifications they are seeking in their course application. If a candidate is not sure of what exam(s) they are eligible to take, they are to contact HERA.


To take the online examination(s) candidates must have:

    1. Attended the classroom course or watched the online lectures,
    2. Completed the distance learning assignments.

Ensure you are prepared for your exams by selecting to do the optional online refresher/exam preparation course.


The course goes through sample examination questions, so you can feel more confident ahead of sitting your papers.


The Refresher course is in two Parts: one for Paper A and One for Paper B. Each part includes a Question and Answer segment.


Detailed instructions will be emailed to attendees ahead of time.


You’ll need to select the Parts of the Refresher in Section 3 of the exam application form if you’d like to attend.


Alan McClintock  | HERA Senior Welding Engineer

Alan is a qualified welder, welding supervisor and inspector IWI-C, and an IIW Welding Technologist. He has considerable experience with New Zealand and Australia welding related structural standards and related quality control procedures. Alan is a Lead Auditor for Steel Fabricator Certification (SFC) Scheme.


Robert Ryan  | HERA Welding Engineer

Robert is an international welding inspector (IIW IWI-S) and AS 2214 Welding Supervisor with expertise in the field of welding processes, procedures, training of welders as well as quality management systems to AS/NZS 5131 and SFC


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