FCL is committed to providing and administering certification and recertification programmes to persons who meet the appropriate knowledge and competency standards established for the consulting engineering industry.
Our mission is to enhance the performance of individuals working in the consulting engineering industry by setting appropriate standards, building on professional knowledge and supporting individuals in their career development aspirations.
Gaining critical expertise in international adjudication processes
A certification programme created to provide a better understanding of contractual practices
A unique certification programme building on best international consulting engineering business practices
Competency development in business practice and management
Knowledge building programme for skills development and professional development
FCL will offer other certifications in the future
FIDIC Credentialing is very timely and acts as a technical ‘vaccine’ that will boost the development of a professional's competencies and credentials as contracts manager, consulting engineer or adjudicator and can strengthen the career path of future leaders as they face the challenges of the new normal in today's construction industry landscape.
Training plays an important role in the construction industry. The consulting engineers' role is crucial in providing a balanced and well-administered contract. Training will enhance the capability and capacity of engineers, which in turn will positively impact the overall industry around the world.
FIDIC Credentialing Ltd will offer development services to professionals working in the global infrastructure industry, starting with the young professionals and finishing at the senior levels. During these hard times all over the world, this new ‘university’ being ‘engineered’ by a highly-skilled team of experts and practitioners from our industry will ensure the provision of professional consulting services at global and local level for the future health and resilience of the world. Through its complex programmes, professionals will be able to develop, to adapt and to understand better the present and future needs of the infrastructure industry.
FIDIC Credentialing will ensure that quality evaluation and certification programmes are available throughout the world and all year round to industry professionals in the global construction and infrastructure sector. The importance of these programmes is underlined by the fact that a number of the multilateral banks [who are] using the FIDIC suite of contracts have indicated a very significant increase in the need for adjudicators and contract managers to support their project delivery. FCL will provide the necessary support to meet that increased demand through the availability of local programmes worldwide.
FIDIC Credentialing provides a platform through which individuals can be certified in their knowledge and application of FIDIC’s Code of Ethics, FIDIC contracts and FIDIC management systems and guides, known as the FIDIC Body of Knowledge. If we are to make a difference and be valued by governments, multilateral banks, infrastructure providers, developers and the construction industry more broadly, the better trained and experienced the professionals are who working on the projects, the more likely it is that the industry will achieve successful investment and project outcomes.
FIDIC Credentialing will go a long way in ensuring that more people not only get trained and accredited but understand that FIDIC is so much more than just contracts. It has its pillars in FIDIC’s core principles of quality, integrity and sustainability and as such any credentialing has the stamp of quality. Credentialing will ensure a fair platform for all to be assessed and as such fulfil a need for quality FIDIC trainers, future leaders, accredited engineers, contract managers and adjudicators.
FIDIC Credentialing (FCL) establishes a uniform standard for the requirements of training and certification of professionals involved with the built environment which hitherto were not always adequately undertaken. This is a significant development that will enhance the expertise of those delivering services in the construction and engineering industry globally and incentivise more professionals to avail themselves of opportunities to gain the FIDIC Body of Knowledge and be recognised by clients, funding agencies and their peers. I am pleased to be associated with FCL as a member of the management board and happy to support this new initiative.
The certification board has been set up to oversee the full range of FIDIC’s professional development services in support of the global infrastructure industry. Its objective is to ensure that there will be available a body of professionals who are duly qualified and experienced to serve the needs of that industry throughout the world, covering adjudicators, contract managers, consulting engineers, future leaders and trainers covering each of these skills and to promote the efficiency and wellbeing of the industry, its users, investors and the global economy.
Over its 107-year history, FIDIC has focussed the international consulting engineering industry on the delivery of infrastructure through the use of best available business practices. FIDIC Credentialing Ltd represents the next step in the process of delivering the most qualified practising engineers to a consistent and reliable high standard of knowledge and application. It is both a great pleasure and an honour to contribute to this effort.
I have a real pleasure to participate in the creation of a new certification - FIDIC Certified Contract Manager. I’ve been discussing this idea for the last two years within FIDIC and this now comes into reality thanks to FIDIC Credentialing. This certification will ensure that all parties - employers, engineers or contractors - have the right level of understanding of how to manage the FIDIC suite of contracts and will improve the procurement strategy, the project management and consequently avoid some disputes. I am pretty sure it will become soon a ‘must-have’ certificate.
This certification initiative of FIDIC brings cohesion and clarity to the developmental and management body of knowledge required of the consulting engineer as addition to the core knowledge of engineering. The use of FIDIC Credentialling Limited provides the independence required of a certification body. Successful implementation would result in improved project delivery as well as continuous development in the knowledge, competences and skills of the practitioners.
FIDIC has once again proved its proactive vision and long-term commitment toward professional capacity-building to the international engineering community, through establishing and launching FIDIC Credentialing. FCL will offer varied, well-structured and clear certification programmes that target various professionals and experts in terms of knowledge, experience, age etc based on a deep and balanced understanding of the industry’s current and future needs and challenges. Personally, I’m so happy that the FIDIC Future Leaders will benefit from these programmes to ensure the sustainability of the industry.
Having been a member for many years of the former FIDIC assessment panel for contract trainers, I am glad to expand upon that role and be a member of the newly formed FLC Certification Board, which brings certification services to the next level. The constantly growing use and popularity of our FIDIC forms of contract generates a corollary increasing market demand for professionals who are proficient in FIDIC contracts. Having such proficiency verified and certified by independent peers is a valuable mechanism of trust and confidence that FCL brings to the market.
Professional registration recognises that an individual has attained professional standards and is ready to practice independently. Certification recognises an individual’s demonstrated competence to perform a task or job. FIDIC Credentialling provides employers with a means to identify and individuals an opportunity to demonstrate their competence to apply FIDIC business practices and conditions of contract. I support this initiative as it will contribute to improved infrastructure project outcomes and provides an effective means of linking qualifications to tasks and jobs.
As a Trainer, I am passionate about sharing knowledge and very much honoured to be part of this process and to be able to learn from each occasion where I provide training.