Competence Assurance

IADC Competence Assurance

IADC’s Competence Assurance program offers structure, recognition, and accountability to a company’s competence program. Designed to verify that accredited programs meet accepted practices for developing and assessing personnel skills.

To apply, submit an application, specific evidence, and application fee to IADC.

About the Program

Companies must meet the following criteria to receive accreditation:

  • Policy and procedures document(s)
  • Identification of job positions assessed for competence through program
  • Process for defining competencies
  • Training resources and methods to support training and remediation process
  • Assessment System – a means to assess an employee’s competence
  • Records System – a means of documenting satisfactory completion of training and assessments
  • Quality Assurance – a formal means of self-directed auditing for adherence to published policies and procedures and periodic reporting

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Accredited Companies

IADC makes every attempt to maintain up-to-date information, but a lag may occur between the time the status of an accredited program changes and this page is updated.  Please contact IADC if you need verification of a provider’s status.

Full accreditation may be granted to any program that, in the exclusive judgment of the Panel, meets the Criteria in a satisfactory manner.

Abraj Energy Services SAOC

Al-Assalah Building 3rd Floor
Building no. 223, Way No. 3701
Al Ghubrah, Muscat Oman
Phone: +245 09978
Contact: Mahmound Khalifa Al Mamari

Abraj Energy Services has achieved accreditation for fifteen (15) positions in all locations. The accreditation applies to the following positions:

  • Assistant Driller
  • Chief Electrician
  • Chief Mechanic
  • Derrickman
  • Driller
  • Floorman
  • Instrumentation Engineer
  • Jr. Electrician
  • Jr. Mechanic
  • Mud Tester
  • Night Tool Pusher
  • Roustabout
  • Sr. Electrician
  • Sr. Mechanic
  • Tool Pusher

Atlantica Management (USA) Inc.

515 Post Oak Boulevard, Suite 430
Houston, Texas 77056 USA
Phone: +832 494 2188
Contact: Lance O’Steen

Atlantica Management (USA) Inc. has achieved accreditation for six (6) positions in Brazil and Congo. The accreditation applies to the following positions:

  • Assistant Driller
  • Crane Operator
  • Derrickman
  • Driller
  • Floorman
  • Roustabout

Baker Hughes Incorporated

2001 Rankin Road
Houston, Texas 77073 USA
Phone: +713 625 4200
Contact: Roger Harb

Baker Hughes Incorporated has achieved accreditation in the following regions: Africa, Europe, Asia Pacific, U.S. Region and Gulf of Mexico for six (6) positions. The accreditation applies to the following positions:

  • Applications Engineers
  • Field Personnel
  • Fluid Labs Employees
  • Quality Control Personnel
  • R&M Personnel
  • Well Planner

Cansco International Corporation

Industrial Area 3, Jebel Ali
PO Box 37063
Dubai, Dubai United Arab Emirates
Phone: +971 48801 858
Contact: Gary Castell

CANSCO INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION has achieved accreditation for 4 (four) positions in the following regions: Cansco Office & Yard, Dubai, UAE. The accreditation applies to the following:

  • Adaptors Trainee
  • Flanges Trainee
  • Ram Block Trainee
  • Spool Trainee

Deep Well Services

719 West New Castle St
Zelienople, Pennsylvania 16063 USA
Phone: +281 749 2106
Contact: Kevin Goold

Deep Well Services has achieved accreditation for its thirteen (13) positions in the states of Pennsylvania, Wyoming and Ohio. The accreditation applies to the following positions:

  • Derrickhand
  • Driller 1
  • Driller 2
  • Floorhand
  • Leadhand 1
  • Leadhand 2
  • Operator 1
  • Operator 2
  • Operator 3
  • Rig Supervisor
  • Roughneck 1
  • Roughneck 2
  • Snubbing Supervisor

Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc.

15415 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX 77094 USA
Phone: +281 492 5300
Contact: Joshua S. Loveland

Diamond Offshore has achieved accreditation for forty (40) positions worldwide. The accreditation applies to the following positions:

  • AB Boatswain
  • AB Roustabout
  • Assistant Driller
  • Assistant Derrickhand/Mudhand
  • Assistant Engineer
  • Assistant/Junior DPO
  • Ballast Control Operator
  • Barge Supervisor/Chief Mate
  • Boatswain/MCB/Chief IR
  • Chief Engineers/Maintenance Supervisor
  • Deck Coordinator
  • Deck Superintendent
  • Deck Supervisor
  • Derrickhand
  • Driller
  • Electrician/Senior Electrician
  • Electronics Technician
  • First Assistant Engineer
  • Floorhand
  • Hydraulic Mechanic
  • Marine Roustabout/AB/IR
  • Mechanic/ECRO
  • Medic/Nurse
  • Motorhand
  • OIM/Master (Captain)
  • Paint Supervisor
  • Radio Operator/Dispatcher
  • Rig Superintendent/Designated OIM
  • Roustabout
  • Safe Operations Coordinator
  • Safety Coord./GEMS Compliance Coach
  • Safety Department Representative
  • Safety Technician (Brazil)
  • Senior Dynamic Positioning Officer
  • Shakerhand
  • Storekeeper
  • Subsea Specialist
  • Toolpusher
  • Welder

Diversified Well Logging LLC

711 West 10th Street
Reserve, LA 70084 USA
Phone: +1 985 536-4143
Contact: Rob Loos

Diversified Well Logging LLC, has obtained accreditation for all Mudlogging facilities in the USA for seven (7) positions. The accreditation applies to the following positions:

  • Field Supervisors
  • Geosteering 1
  • Geosteering Trainee
  • Mudlogger I
  • Mudlogger II
  • Mudlogger III
  • Mudlogger Trainees

Dolphin Drilling

Howe Moss Drive, Dyce
Aberdeen, Scotland UK
Phone: (01) 224- 411-411
Contact: Michelle Hunter

Dolphin Drilling, has achieved accreditation for thirty-four (34) positions under their Global Competence Assurance Program. The accreditation applies to the following positions:

  • 1st Engineer
  • 2nd Engineer
  • Able Seaman
  • Assistant Driller
  • Assistant Rig Manager
  • Assistant Rig Mechanic
  • Assistant Subsea Engineer
  • Chief Electrician
  • Chief Engineer
  • Control Room Operator
  • Crane Operator
  • Derrickman
  • Driller
  • Electrician
  • Electronic Technician
  • Hydraulic Engineer
  • Lead Roustabout
  • Mechanic
  • Motorman
  • Offshore Installation Manager
  • Radio Operator
  • Rig Manager
  • Roughneck
  • Roustabout
  • Safety and Training Co-ordinator
  • Senior Electrician
  • Senior Electronic Technician
  • Senior Subsea Engineer
  • Stability Section Leader
  • Storeman
  • Subsea Engineer
  • Toolpusher
  • Tourpusher
  • Welder

Ensco Competency Assurance Program

5847 San Felipe St, Ste 3300
Houston, Texas 77057-3195 USA
Phone: +1 713 430 4346
Contact: Sean Sullivan

Ensco’s Competency Assurance Program has achieved full accreditation for forty-seven (47) positions worldwide. The accreditation applies to the following positions:

  • 2nd Engineer
  • 2nd Mate/DPO
  • 3rd Engineer
  • 3rd Mate/DPO
  • 4th Engineer
  • Able Seaman
  • Assistant Barge Supervisor
  • Assistant Crane Operator
  • Assistant Driller
  • Assistant Electrician
  • Assistant Electronic Technician
  • Assistant Mechanic
  • Ballast Control Operator
  • Barge Supervisor
  • Bosun
  • Chief Electrician
  • Chief Electronic Technician
  • Chief Engineer
  • Chief Mate
  • Chief Mechanic
  • Chief Steward
  • Control Room Operator (CRO)
  • Crane Operator
  • Deck Foreman
  • Derrickman
  • Driller
  • Electrician
  • Electronic Technician (ET)
  • Floorhand
  • Galleyhand
  • Hydraulic Technician
  • Maintenance Supervisor
  • Master
  • Mechanic
  • Medic
  • Motorman
  • Night Cook
  • Offshore Installation Manager (OIM)
  • Ordinary Seaman
  • Radio Operator
  • Roustabout
  • Safety/Training Coordinator
  • Sr. Subsea Engineer
  • Storekeeper
  • Subsea Engineer
  • Toolpusher
  • Welder

Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

3000 N Sam Houston Pkwy E
Houston, Texas 77032 USA
Phone: +1 713 839 2393
Contact: Jorge Leuro

Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. has achieved full accreditation for its Global Competence Assurance Program. The accreditation applies to all positions.

KCA Deutag Drilling-Land Business Unit

PO Box 17240 Plot No. S20702
SW Intersection of SW301 & SW200
South Zone, Jebel Ali Free Zone
Dubai, Dubai United Arab Emirates
Phone: + 44 1224 216550
Contact: Kenny Adams

KCA Deutag Drilling-Land Business Unit has achieved full accreditation for its Competence Assurance Program to include eight (8) positions in the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Europe, Russia, and Kazakhstan. The accreditation applies to the following positions:

  • Assistant Driller
  • Derrick Man
  • Driller
  • Floorman
  • HSE Advisor
  • Night tool Pusher
  • Roustabout
  • Tool Pusher

Mideast Integrated Drilling & Well Services Co. (MIDWESCO)

Street No. 268 Al Anwar St.
Office 205, Bldg 642
Azaiba North
Muscat, Oman
Phone: +96893214049
Contact: Abdullah Al Yazidi

Mideast Integrated Drilling & Well Services has achieved accreditation for seven (7) positions. The accreditation applies to the following positions:

  • Assistant Driller
  • Driller
  • Electrician
  • Hoist Manager
  • Mechanic
  • Night Tool-Pusher
  • Field Superintendent

National Oilwell Varco

5200 N. Sam Houston Parkway W., Suite 100
Houston, Texas 77086 USA
Phone: +44 7753 301 1432
Contact: Anastasia Snell

National Oilwell Varco has achieved full accreditation for its Global Competence Assurance Program. The accreditation applies for all National Oilwell Varco Rig Systems & Aftermarket Systems globally.

Noble Corporation plc

13135 S.Dairy Ashford, Suite 800
Sugar Land Tx, USA
Phone: +1 713 239 6674
Contact: Angela Murphy

Noble Corporation plc has achieved full accreditation for its Global Competence Assurance Program to include fifty (50) positions. The Accreditation applies to the following positions:

  • 1st Engineer
  • 2nd Engineer
  • 3rd Engineer
  • AB Seaman
  • Ballast Control Operator
  • Ballast Control Operator, Assistant
  • Barge Engineer
  • Barge Engineer, Assistant
  • Captain
  • Chief Engineer
  • Chief Mate
  • Crane Operator
  • Crane Operator, Assistant
  • Deck Foreman
  • Deck Supervisor
  • Derrickman
  • Driller
  • Driller, Assistant
  • Drilling Superintendent
  • Dynamic Positioning Operator
  • Dynamic Positioning Operator, Assistant
  • Electrician
  • Electrician, Assistant
  • Electronics Technician
  • Electronics Technician, Assistant
  • Environmental Compliance Coordinator
  • Floorman
  • Mate
  • Materials Coordinator
  • Mechanic
  • Mechanic, Assistant
  • Medic
  • Motorman
  • Painter
  • QMED/Oiler
  • Radio Operator
  • Rig Clerk
  • Rig Maintenance Supervisor
  • Rig Manager
  • Rig Manager, Assistant
  • Roustabout
  • Safety Training Supervisor
  • Senior Electrican
  • Senior Electronics Technician
  • Senior Mechanic
  • Senior Subsea Engineer
  • Subsea Engineer
  • Subsea Engineer Trainee
  • Subsea Engineer, Assistant
  • Welder

Ocean Rig Management Inc.

Athens Licensed Shipping Office
109 Kiffisias Ave
Amaroussion Athens GR-151 24 Greece
Phone: +30 21080 90100
Contact: Philippe Tinchon

Ocean Rig’s Global Competency Assurance Program has achieved full accreditation for twenty-eight (28) positions worldwide. The accreditation applies to the following positions:

  • 2nd Assistant Engineer
  • Assistant Crane Operator
  • Assistant Driller Auxiliar
  • Assistant Driller Senior
  • Assistant Electrician
  • Assistant Rig Mechanic
  • Chief Electrician
  • Chief Mechanic
  • Chief Subsea Engineer
  • Crane Operator
  • Deck Foreman
  • Derrickman
  • Driller Aux
  • Driller Senior
  • Dynamic Position Operator
  • Electrician
  • Electronic Technician
  • Hydraulic Engineer
  • Pumpman
  • Rig Mechanic
  • Rig Superintendent
  • Roughneck
  • Roustabout
  • Senior Dynamic Position Operator
  • Senior Electrician
  • Subsea Engineer
  • Tool Pusher
  • Tour Pusher

Odfjell Drilling (UK) Ltd

Bergen House, Crawpeel Road, Altens
Aberdeen, Scottland, AB123LG United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1224 856000
Contact: Eddie Fowler

Odfjell Drilling has been accredited for twenty-one (21) positions for the United Kingdom region to include United Kingdom Continental shelf. The accreditation applies to the following positions:

  • Assistant Derrickman
  • Assistant Driller
  • Crane Operator
  • Deck Foreman
  • Derrickman
  • Driller
  • Lead Electrical Engineer
  • Lead Instrument Engineer
  • Lead Mechanical Engineer
  • Lead Piping Engineer
  • Lead Structural Engineer
  • Maintenance Electrician
  • Maintenance Mechanic
  • Maintenance Supervisor
  • Night Pusher
  • Project Manager
  • Roughneck (Floorhand)
  • Roustabout
  • Safety Training Coordinator
  • Senior Pusher
  • Tourpusher

Parker Drilling

5 Greenway Plaza, Suite 100
Houston, Texas 77046 USA
Phone: + 281 406 2000
Contact: Matt Hofmann

Parker Drilling has achieved accreditation for its Global Competence Assurance Program to include Eighteen (18) positions.

The accreditation applies to the following Drilling positions:

  • Assistant Driller
  • Derrickman
  • Driller
  • Electrician
  • Floorhand
  • HSE Advisor
  • Junior Rig Manager
  • Mechanic/Motorman
  • Rig Superintendent
  • Senior Rig Manager

The accreditation applies to the following International Tubular Running Service (TRS) positions:

  • TRS Crew Chief
  • TRS Level 3 Service Technician
  • TRS Level 2 Service Technician
  • TRS Level 1 Service Technician

The accreditation applies to the following US & DomesticTubular Running Service (TRS) positions:

  • TRS Crew Chief
  • TRS Level 3 Service Technician
  • TRS Level 2 Service Technician
  • TRS Level 1 Service Technician

Rowan Companies Inc.

2800 Post Oak Blvd, Suite 5450
Houston, TX 77056 USA
Phone: +1 713 6217800
Contact: Elliot Doyle

Rowan’s Competency Assurance Program has achieved accreditation for fifty (50) positions worldwide. The accreditation applies to the following positions:

  • 1st Assistant Engineer
  • 2nd Assistant Engineer
  • 2nd Mate
  • 3rd Assistant Engineer
  • 3rd Assistant Engineer I
  • 3rd Mate
  • Able Seaman
  • Assistant Crane Operator
  • Assistant Derrickman
  • Assistant Driller
  • Assistant Subsea Engineer
  • Barge Engineer
  • Chief Electrician
  • Chief Engineer
  • Chief ET
  • Chief Mate
  • Chief Mechanic
  • Crane Operator
  • Deck Pusher
  • Derrickman
  • DPO
  • Driller
  • Drilling Superintendent
  • Electrical Supervisor
  • Electrician
  • Electronic Technician
  • Floorman
  • Global Competency Specialist
  • HSE Technician
  • Maintenance Supervisor
  • Materials Coordinator
  • Mechanic & Hydraulic Technician
  • Mechanical Supervisor
  • Motorman
  • Oiler
  • OIM
  • Painter
  • Radio Operator
  • Roustabout
  • Safety/Training Coordinator
  • Senior DPO
  • Senior Electrician
  • Senior ET
  • Senior Mechanic
  • Sr. Materials Coordinator
  • Sr. Subsea Engineer
  • Subsea Engineer
  • Toolpusher
  • Welder
  • Well Control Equiptment Specialist

Saudi Aramco Nabors Drilling (SANAD)

PO Box 2862
Al Khobar, Eastern Province 31952 Saudi Arabia
Phone: +966 13 806 9301
Contact: David Pryar

Saudi Aramco Nabors Drilling has achieved full accreditation for its Global Competence Assurance Program to include six (6) positions. The accreditation applies to the following positions:

  • Assistant Driller
  • Derrickhand
  • Driller
  • Floorhand
  • Toolpusher
  • Roustabout

Shelf Drilling Offshore Holdings Ltd.

Jumeirah Business Center 3, Floor 26
Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Cluster Y
PO Box 212201
Dubai, Dubai United Arab Emirates
Phone: 971 45673 400
Contact: Alistair Walker

Shelf Drilling Offshore Holdings Ltd. has achieved accreditation for its Global Competence Assurance Program for twenty-four (24) positions. The accreditation applies to the following positions:

  • Assistant Barge Master
  • Assistant Crane Operator
  • Assistant Driller
  • Barge Master
  • Chief Electrician
  • Chief Mechanic
  • Crane Operator
  • Derrickman
  • Driller
  • Electrician
  • Floorman
  • Materials Coordinator
  • Mechanic
  • Medic
  • Motor Operator
  • Offshore Installation Manager
  • Offshore Safety Advisor
  • Paint Supervisor
  • Painter
  • Pumpman
  • Radio Operator Training Coordinator
  • Roustabout
  • Toolpusher
  • Welder

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Program Forms & Documents

Below is a list of current forms and documents used in the Competence Assurance Program with their latest revision dates. Forms with active hyperlinks may be downloaded from the IADC website in PDF format.

Applicants are responsible for ensuring they submit the latest version of any forms that are maintained on this page.

Procedures & Reference Documents

Title Current Revision
Competence Assurance—Guidelines for Building a Successful Program Rev 0,
April 2015
Bulletin 18-01 October 2018
Bulletin 19-01 March 2019

Competence Documents

Documents are provided below in PDF format to facilitate completion and electronic submission. When using these documents, applicants MUST NOT modify the original content or format of these forms. Applicants are responsible for ensuring they submit the current version of any forms that are maintained on this page.

Form ID Title Current Revision
ACD-15 IADC Logo Usage Policy Rev 4, Sept 2016
ACD-63 IADC Corrective Action Form Rev 20, Jun 2018
ACD-64 IADC Audit Acknowledgement Rev 3, Jun 2018
ACD-67 Quality Statement & Comment Policy Rev 6,
Mar 2019
ACD-67p Quality Statement & Comment Policy, Portuguese Rev 3, Mar 2019
ACD-67s Quality Statement & Comment Policy, Spanish Rev 5,
Mar 2019
CAA-01 Accreditation Handbook – Specifications regarding program structure, requirements, and accreditation criteria. 2nd Edition, Rev 2
Mar 2019
CAA-03 Application for Accreditation – This document is to be used to submit an initial application for Competence Assurance Accreditation. Should be submitted with the appropriate initial accreditation fee (see Schedule of Fees, CAA-06). Rev 7,
Oct 2018
CAA-03M Program Modification Form Rev 3, Nov 2019
CAA-04 Attestation Agreement – This document specifies terms and conditions of obtaining and maintaining accreditation from IADC. Rev 3, Jan 2019
CAA-06 Schedule of Fees – Includes current information on fees for application, annual dues, modifications, and audit. Rev 9,
Sept 2017
CAA-10 Accreditation Process Flowchart Rev 4,
April 2018
CAA-14 Request for Exception Rev 0, Jan 2019
CAA-61 Site Visit Checklist & Report *This is for Training Providers approved before 01 December 2018. Rev 13, June 2014
CAA-61 Audit Report *This is for Training Providers approved after 01 December 2018. Rev 15, May 2019

Program Administration

Form ID Title Current Revision
ACD-67 Quality Statement & Comment Policy Rev 6, March 2019
ACD-67p Quality Statement & Comment Policy, Portuguese Rev 3, March 2019
ACD-67s Quality Statement & Comment Policy, Spanish Rev 5, March 2019
SCO-16 Assessment Checklist Rev 7, June 2015
SCO-61 Audit Report Rev 8, May 2019
SCO-61SG Audit Report – SafeGulf Rev 12, October 2019
SCO-61SL Audit Report – SafeLandUSA Rev 12, October 2019

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