Workforce Development Committee Resources

This page contains lists of all available resources, documents, videos for the Workforce Development Committee. These may include best practices, guidelines, and/or special reports, as well as documents on topics such as onshore/offshore safety issues, environmental practices, specific regulatory issues and more. Also included is a section for links to useful websites.


Resource Resource Link / File


1 September 2015 – Committee Chairman’s Meeting Presentation

Competence Assurance Guidelines

Competence Assurance: Guidelines for Building a Successful Program, Rev. 0, 22 April 2015

This document, developed by the experts, is intended to provide guidance and recommended practices to oil- and gas-related companies in the development, implementation, management, and sustainment of their company-specific competence programs.

Presentations from
15 July 2015
Committee Meeting

Dr. Nicholas J. Spezza II:  Nicholas currently serves Lone Star College CyFair as Dean of Business and Communication Studies. Presentation—Adult Learning

Dr. Patricia Stansell Aranda:  Patricia is the Global Competency Systems Manager at Noble Drilling. Presentation—Adult Learning Theory

Nolan Habegger:  Nolan is the Global Training Leader for GE Oil & Gas Drilling. Presentation—Principles of Adult Learning: Self Direction & Participation

Joan W. Smith:  Joan is the executive director of the Rocky Mountain Education Center (RMEC) OSHA Training Institute at Red Rocks Community College (RRCC), in Lakewood Colorado. Presentation—Workforce Development: Customized Employer-Driven Solutions

Stability & Ballast Control of Mobile Offshore Units (MOU)
Accreditation Programme

Ballast Control Operator Certification Programme

IADC, in conjunction with the Nautical Institute, has developed a standard for a comprehensive ballast control/stability training course based on IMO Assembly Resolution A.891(21).

The course is also the starting point for a certification scheme for Ballast Control Operators (BCO).

The program was officially launched on 1 March 2005.  Additional details can be found on the Ballast Control-Stability Webpage.

Minerals Management Service Incorporated by Reference

Mineral Management Service, 30 CFR Part 250, Federal Register/Vol. 66, No. 139/ Proposed Rules, Oil and Gas and Sulphur in the Outer Continental Shelf — Document Incorporated by Reference — American Petroleum Institute’s Specification 2C for Offshore Cranes.

Download the Proposed Rules PDF format, about 54K

KSAs The KSAs document has been removed. The greatly expanded KSAs will be available in the 4th QTR of 2013. If you have any questions, please contact
Crane Training Resource Guide

The Crane Resources Sub-Committee of the IADC Training Committee has assembled a database cataloging products available for crane operator and rigger training.  Vendors that provide books, videotapes, training courses, computer based training, crane simulators or other materials who submitted this information are listed.

Click here to access the Crane Training Resources Guide List

IADC Training Online Materials IADC’s Education & Training materials available for online purchase.


Useful Links

Resource Resource Link
 IADC Competency Webinar LINK
 Crane Training Resources Table LINK

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