Monthly eNewsletter from the IADC

Member Warning: False WellSharp Certificates

Almost three months ago, IADC formally ended its accreditation of Four Corners Well Control, LLC, based out of New Mexico. This means that Four Corners Well Control, LLC is no longer approved to train industry personnel for any IADC programs.

Four Corners Well Control, LLC is a well control training corporation based out of Farmington, New Mexico. Despite having been formally notified of WellSharp program closure in mid-April, IADC has continued to see false IADC certificates provided to well control trainees from “Four Corner Well Control”.

Four Corners Well Control was initially teaching well control training classes at the junior college in Hobbs, NM.

IADC Focus on Standards

Trust is an important part of any industry. When it comes to quality, safety, and integrity, IADC accepts nothing but excellence. Extensive quality control and quality assurance measures are in place to discover and root out anything that doesn’t meet the high standards Members and the industry have come to expect.

As an ISO-certified accrediting body for over 15 years, IADC accreditation programs span over 40 countries with:

  • 700+ training providers
  • 3K+ certified instructors
  • ~2million trainees

This extensive history and experience contributes to the strength of IADC’s current accreditation programs.

How to Check Training Providers & Certificates

IADC encourages companies to communicate with employees about the potential for invalid certificates and the need to confirm accreditation status of all training providers. When questions arise, training provider and certificate authenticity can be verified by emailing records@iadc.org or via IADC.org:

Verify Training Provider Status:
Verify Authenticity of Certificate: