Personnel Certification Body (OCP)

The Personnel Certification Body (OCP) of the MWS is responsible for carrying out Conformity Assessment activities, according to the EN ISO/IEC 17024 standard, within the scope of the Pressure Equipment Directive, transposed in Portugal by decree of law n.º 111 -D/2017.

The OCP awards the certification of professionals in the field of metalworking, namely Personnel who carry out Definitive Joints:

  • Welders;
  • Welding Operators;
  • Brassers;
  • Brazing Operators.

It is available for consultation:

Welding Certification (P12) - Defines the methodology used in People Certification.

Certification Scheme (PO.07) – Defines and systematizes the applicable requirements for carrying out the qualification of personnel who carry out definitive joints.

Complaints and Appeals Management (PS4) – Management and handling of Complaints and Appeals.

Management Commitment (DI.06) – Gathers management's commitment to the requirements of Impartiality, Independence, Conflict of Interests and Confidentiality.

OCP Regulation (DI18) – Describes the right of the candidate/employer, the duties of the certified person and the conditions for using the certificate, logo/brand and the rights and duties as a Certified Person.

If you are interested in our services:

Application Form

Not 100% satisfied? Do you have questions?

Appeal Registration – If you consider that the evaluation made to your qualification was not the fairest, you can always appeal and ask for a 2nd evaluation.

Complaints Register


Sending Applications, Requests for Appeals and Complaints or for more information contact us via e-mail: [email protected]