IWCF (International Well Control Forum) certification programmes are industry approved programmes and are mandatory for all drilling crew from AD and above. While ADs and Driller need to have Level-3 certification, Night Toolpushers, Tool Pusher, DSV’s, PE’s etc. need Level-4. These programmes need to be renewed every two years. IWCF has recently introduced an entry level programme called Level-2, it has a validity of 5-years. While a comprehensive class-room training is conducted for the participants, they are also exposed to working on drilling simulators. The written tests are conducted by external invigilators.