General Description

The Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Fundamentals badge indicates that an individual has mastered the knowledge points listed below. AWS WeldLink badges denote an individual’s qualifications and level of education, knowledge, or skills in specific subject areas.

Knowledge Points

This badge encompasses knowledge of the Gas Tungsten Arc Welding process that includes but is not limited to:

  • Process Fundamentals
  • Principles of Operation
  • Equipment, operation and apparatus
  • Safety and Protective Equipment
  • Materials and Applications
  • Quality Control and Economics
  • Process Variables

How to Earn This Badge

Complete the requirements for any one of the following options to earn this badge:


Obtain one of the following certifications:

  • Certified Welding Inspector
  • Certified Welding Supervisor
  • Certified Radiographic Interpreter
  • Certified Welding Educator
  • Certified Welding Sales Representative

Online Courses

Successfully complete any one of the following AWS Learning courses:

Welding Fundamentals

The Online AWS Welding Fundamentals Seminar provides a comprehensive overview of the basic principles of welding. This 14 hour course covers the basic science and practical application of the most commonly utilized welding processes along with other essential topics such as: welding terminology, weld design, welding safety, electrical theory, the weldability of metals, and welding quality control.

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Successfully complete any one of the following AWS seminars:

  • Certified Welding Inspector Seminar
  • Certified Welding Supervisor Seminar
  • Certified Radiographic Interpreter Seminar
  • Certified Welding Sales Representative Seminar

Online Quiz

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The following resources can help you obtain the knowledge needed to earn the Gas Tungsten Arc Welding:

Common Careers

Many of the individuals who have earned the Gas Tungsten Arc Welding are working as:

  • Welder
  • Welding Inspector
  • Welding supervisor
  • Welding Engineer
  • Welding Educator

Related Industries

Many of the individuals who have earned the Gas Tungsten Arc Welding are employed in the following industries:

  • Shipbuilding
  • Construction
  • Oil & Gas