Well Control School
Well Control School


Well Control School (WCS) started in 1979 in New Orleans and was one of the first commercial schools to offer the IADC WellCAP certification program. By 1986, we had established training locations in Houston, Texas; Lafayette, Louisiana and Laurel, Mississippi. In 1998, we were purchased by RPC and joined the other oilfield service providers under Cudd Energy Services. WCS developed the first IADC approved computer based well control training program in 2001 and branded it as "SYSTEM 21 Well Control Training". Since 1979, WCS has trained and certified more than 75,000 students worldwide. In addition to its IWCF accreditation, WCS is the only training institution to offer IADC accredited well control training via three different methods (instructor-led, computer-based or web-based) and the only institution to grant IACET accredited CEUs for this training.

Well Control School personnel are active members of the IADC – International Association of Drilling Contractors , SPE – Society of Petroleum Engineers, and AESC – Association of Energy Service Companies, and participate on many committees, including: IADC Well Control Committee, IADC Well Control Curriculum Review Committee, IADC Well Control Training Committee and the IADC Well Servicing Committee.

Our Certifications

WCS is an active member of these industry organizations: IADC, IWCF, ISO, and IACET.



Registration is easy for the WCS Instructor-Led and/or e-Learning training courses. Well Control online registration is available for Instructor-Led and e-Learning training courses.