The benefits for FIDIC 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;
- 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. In countries where a national MA does not exist, the public training will be under authorisation by FIDIC. The FIDIC approved training programmes are authorised to use the FIDIC logo on promotional material and certificates of attendance.
Through its FIDIC Body of Trainers, FIDIC organises a list of accredited trainers and encourages the FIDIC Member Associations to nominate candidates for training and assessment. To apply for training and 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 and National 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 or national projects experience under FIDIC Contracts;
- 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;
- works in collaboration with the local Member Association in the event organisation, if a MA exists in the country and its 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.
Applicants should send their complete applications to the FIDIC Secretariat (sfossati at fidic.org) 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 diplomas, certificates, recommendation letters, attendance certificates and all details demonstrating compliance with the above criteria. Each application must be accompanied by letters from the sponsoring MA, if one exists in the country.
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 the workshop will not entitle applicants to automatically enter 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 subject to rigorous examination over an intensive three-day period and will be expected to demonstrate knowledge of the FIDIC Contracts, competence in training and transferring of knowledge to an audience. Assessment Workshops will be conducted in 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 candidates acting as trainees with questions for the trainer candidate. The third day will as well include personal interviews. Candidates will be asked to prepare some written "overnight" work on their own, between Day 1 and Day 2, and Day 2 and Day 3 of the workshop, and should reserve time for this.
It will not be possible for attendees to be given any indication of their performance during the Assessment Workshop, because of the time required for the panel to assess attendees' performance and written work. In the event of an applicant not being assessed as suitable, the Panel is not committed to give reasons.
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, if one exists in the country;
- applicants must demonstrate practical FIDIC experience in international or national projects, extensive knowledge of the main FIDIC contracts and confirmed past training experience;
- applicants should send their complete application to the FIDIC Secretariat; this shall include all the following documents:
Up- to-date CV
Details of relevant qualifications
Evidence of specific training and professional development in international or national construction contracts
- Evidence of attendance to at least one FIDIC course covering the FIDIC training module envisaged for the trainer
Details of any professional memberships
Evidence of practical experience as a construction consultant and trainer (in particular as related to significant construction and similar contracts - this should include suitable references from persons involved in the contract(s) in which you have acted as consultant, whom FIDIC may contact to confirm your role in the proceedings and to gain knowledge of your performance, dates, duration and nature of the contract).
Evidence of other relevant matters (e.g. involvement in Member Association, Training Supplier or other reputable lists).
Details of affiliation to FIDIC (e.g. member of National Association) and a letter of support from that association.
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 accredited trainer.
The accredited trainer 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. Case studies and examples will be developed by the accredited trainer. 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
For further information, please contact Silvia Fossati, FIDIC Training Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org