FIDIC International Accredited Trainers
The benefits for FIDIC International Accredited Trainers:
- promoted as “accredited by FIDIC”;
- authorised to sign an attendance certificate as “FIDIC Accredited Trainer”;
- authorised to incorporate text and artwork from FIDIC documents in presentation overheads and training materials;
- informed on a regular basis of new developments in FIDIC;
- given priority by FIDIC when requests are received for in-house training;
- benefits from FIDIC’s administrative procedures where FIDIC finalises discussions on fees and expenses including the invoicing to the event organiser with immediate payment to the accredited trainer;
- if an accredited trainer is engaged in a public training event or a public training programme organised by a national Member Association or in partnership with the association, the event or programme can be announced as a FIDIC accredited event or programme, provided FIDIC agrees to the format and content. Such events or training programmes are authorised to use the FIDIC logo on promotional material and certificates of attendance.
Through its Trainers Assessment Panel, FIDIC organises a list of accredited trainers and encourages the FIDIC Member Associations to nominate candidates for assessment. To apply for assessment, please see the instructions below.
List of FIDIC Accredited Trainers
Persons who have successfully completed a FIDIC Accreditation Assessment are entered on the list of FIDIC Accredited Trainers for three years.
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The requirements for a FIDIC International Accredited Trainer comprise:
- well spoken;
- has extensive knowledge of FIDIC procedures and best practices;
- is fluent, and able to train, in English;
- is competent and committed;
- has international project experience;
- is an engineer, or at least a related professional;
- is available for training;
- has no conflict of interest;
- is specialised in the field of training;
- has attended at least one FIDIC course covering the FIDIC training module envisaged for the trainer;
- is professionally active;
- is committed to a regular review;
- is engaged in the development programme that involves pre-assessment, assessment, followed by mentoring in public training events;
- is or will become a FIDIC Affiliate Member;
- trains exclusively under FIDIC's authorisation and agreement when delivering FIDIC training modules;
- involves the local Member Association in the event organisation, if an interest is expressed;
- signs an agreement with FIDIC for each event to establish the financial terms and conditions.
FIDIC organises "Accreditation Assessment Workshops" to assess candidates. The selection of candidates is based on practical FIDIC experience, training experience and knowledge of FIDIC Contracts and Modules.
Applicants should send their complete applications to the FIDIC Secretariat (email@example.com) no later than 2 months prior to the FIDIC Accreditation Assessment Workshop. The applicant will thereafter register for the pre-assessment on the FIDIC web site and receive an invoice representing the pre-assessment fee of €500. This amount is non-refundable. Upon receipt of payment, which can be made directly through the FIDIC online website or, alternatively, by bank transfer, the Secretariat will forward the application to the Assessment Panel for Trainers for pre-assessment. Each applicant will be informed personally of the outcome no later than 1 month prior to the start of the Assessment Workshop. Successful applicants will thereafter be invited to register for the Assessment Workshop and pay the Assessment fee of €1500. This amount is non-refundable.
Each application must be in the form of a letter from the applicant addressed to the FIDIC Secretariat, not exceeding six pages long, describing the applicant's qualifications and biographical data, including details demonstrating compliance with the above criteria. Each application must be accompanied by letters from the sponsoring MA or FIDIC Affiliate.
Applicants who fail the pre-assessment will be notified of their failure and/or of the measures they should take before re-applying.
Applicants who successfully complete the pre-assessment, will be invited to attend an Accreditation Assessment Workshop organised by FIDIC. Attendance at a workshop will not automatically entitle applicants to registration on the FIDIC Accredited Trainers List as all applicants must be successful in the tests and examinations held during the FIDIC Assessment Workshop.
Attendees at the FIDIC Accreditation Assessment Workshop will be subjected to rigorous examination over an intensive three-day period and will be expected to demonstrate knowledge of the FIDIC Contracts, and competence in training and transferring knowledge to an audience. Assessment Workshops will be conducted in the English language only. The first day of the Workshop will include a written assessment examination to verify attendees' familiarity with the forms of contract FIDIC published in (and after) 1999 and their detailed understanding. The second and third day will be devoted to presentation activities, with candidates delivering in turns a training session, and the other candidates acting as trainees and asking questions to the trainer candidate. The third day will as well comprise interviews. Candidates will be asked to execute some written work on their own during the nights, between Day 1 and Day 2, and Day 2 and Day 3 of the AAW, hence they should reserve time for this.
It will not be possible for attendees to be given any indication of their performance during the Assessment Workshop, in part because of the time required for the panel to assess attendees' performance and written work and in part because the panel makes recommendations to the FIDIC Executive Committee who make the final decision on who shall be eligible for accreditation. In the event of an applicant not being assessed as suitable, the Executive Committee is not committed to give reasons. However, it is the Secretariat (not the Executive Committee) which effects each decision of the FIDIC accreditation Assessment Panel that an applicant be rejected, and may also notify reasons for rejection.
The Secretariat will notify each attendee that he or she:
(i) will be proposed for registration on the List of Accredited Trainers,
(ii) has been assessed as satisfactory but has not completed other listing requirements, or
(iii) has not been assessed as satisfactory.
Successful candidates will be invited to register for the List of Accredited Trainers for a period of three years, after which they will be requested to re-apply by submitting an updated Letter of Application.
The qualification criteria for applying to become a FIDIC Accredited Trainer include the following:
- applicants are invited by FIDIC or recommended by a local Member Association or an Accredited Training Supplier;
- applicants should send their complete application to the FIDIC Secretariat;
- applicants must demonstrate practical FIDIC experience in international projects, extensive knowledge of the main FIDIC contracts and confirmed past training experience.
FIDIC reserves the right to waive any of the above criteria, but will need to satisfy itself as to each applicant's suitability.
Based on the outcome of the assessment, FIDIC may offer a Mentoring Process for participation in training courses, mentored by an International Accredited Trainer on the specific training module.
FIDIC authorises access to the relevant FIDIC training module materials (course notes, module chapters of the relevant training manual, a base set of slides and a programme outline for the training course) to be transfered, if necessary, to the Candidate.
The Candidate submits any proposed modifications to the course notes and the base set of slides to FIDIC. It is allowed to adapt the training material to the local context. FIDIC reserves the rights to integrate the modified content into the official FIDIC training material.
If not yet a member of FIDIC, the Accredited Trainers shall apply for FIDIC membership as an Affiliate Member, paying the annual membership fee.
Transfer of training materials
Training modules for the events are taken from the FIDIC Contracts and Agreements Training Manual and the FIDIC Business Practice Training Manual.
Accredited trainers need to acquire access to approved training materials. All FIDIC training courses are based on training modules.
A training module comprises:
- manual chapter text for scope that serves as course notes;
- programme outline;
- presentation slides;
- cases studies/worked examples with description
Venue and Registration to the next Accreditation Assessment
The next FIDIC Trainers Accreditation Assessment will be taking place from the 24th to the 26th November 2015 in Dubai, UAE.