Well Control Group
IWCF & IADC Certified Well Control School

IADC Workover and Completions - Introductory

Introduction to Well Control for Well Intervention Personnel


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The aim of this course is to develop the candidate’s knowledge and understanding of well intervention pressure control.

Please visit the IADC website for information about the program and the full course syllabus.


Prior certification is not required but previous direct or indirect involvement in well intervention operations is assumed. Please get in touch with us to discuss candidate suitability if you have any questions.

Designed For

The Introductory course is designed for candidates currently working in roles which may directly contribute to the creation, detection or control of an unplanned well influx during live well intervention work. This training and certification is recommended for those working in roles such as non-supervisory Wireline, Coiled Tubing, and Snubbing personnel or any other wellsite non-critical intervention personnel.

Course Delivery

Courses are offered every week in both Western and Eastern Canada and begin the Monday of each week. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss a customized schedule.

The course is delivered through presentation of a series of lectures and in class exercises, supplemented by further self-study exercises. The course is delivered over 8 hours and includes a written assessment on the final day.


Successful completion of the course and a pass mark of 70% or above in the IADC written examination will result in the IADC WellCAP introductory certification which is valid for five years.