Welding Symbols

General Description

The Welding Symbols and Drawings 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 welding symbols and drawings as defined in AWS A2.4:2012 Standard Symbols for Welding, Brazing, Nondestructive Examination, including, but not limited to:

  • Orthographic Views
  • Basic Parts of a Welding Symbol
  • Groove Welding Symbols
  • Fillet Welding Symbols
  • Plug and Slot Welding Symbols
  • Spot, Projection, and Stud Welding Symbols
  • Seam, Surfacing, and Edge Welding Symbols
  • Brazing Welding Symbols and Non-destructive Testing Symbols

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 Welding Educator
  • Certified Radiographic Interpreter

Online Courses

Successfully complete any one of the following AWS learning courses:

  • Understanding Welding Symbols

This in-depth course walks the user through AWS A2.4:2012 Standard Symbols for Welding, Brazing, and Nondestructive Examination; the standard established to specify welding, brazing, and nondestructive examination information by means of symbols. The course employs clear language, audio narration and animated graphics to convey the principles of this often complex topic in eight easy-to-understand modules. The seminar also includes interactive practice problems, chapter quizzes, and a completion exam to facilitate content retention and comprehension.

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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

Online Quiz

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The following resources can help you obtain the knowledge needed to earn the Welding Symbols and Drawings Badge: