This International Standard specifies requirements for qualification of welding operators and also weld setters for mechanized and automatic welding. This International Standard does not apply to personnel exclusively performing loading or unloading of the automatic welding unit. This International Standard is applicable when qualification testing of welding operators and weld setters is required by the contract or by the application standard. The requirements for testing of stud welding operators and setters are given in ISO 14555. The qualification and revalidation is in accordance with this International Standard (ISO 14732). Annex A dealing with functional knowledge forms an integral part of this International Standard. Annex B dealing with welding technical knowledge, Annex C outlining the qualification test certificate and the Bibliography are informative.