AWS Certification Programs


Certified Welding Inspector

CWI Certification can lead you to a career that is stable, engaging and fulfilling on all levels. From associate certification to senior-level credentials, most welders find career expansion as an inspection professional to be both rewarding and lucrative.

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Certified Welding Educator Program

The Certified Welding Educator Program (CWE) is geared for industry professionals specializing in welding education. This AWS certification confirms your ability, talent and knowledge to direct and perform operations associated with welder training and classroom instruction.

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Certified Radiographic Interpreter Program

The AWS Certified Radiographic Interpreter program certifies the ability of individuals to properly assess welding-related indications produced on radiographic film and related media. If your job responsibilities include reading and interpretation of weld radiographs, this program is designed for you. You’ll learn how to identify proper film exposure, correct selection of image quality indicators, characterization of indications, and use of acceptance criteria as expressed in the AWS, API, and ASME codes.

AWS Radiographic Interpreter Certification provides employers and practitioners alike with the assurance that the principles of radiographic interpretation will be reliably applied to the examination of welds.

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Certified Welding Supervisor Program

Welding supervisors are valued in every industry that uses welding as a core process in the manufacture, construction, or fabrication of their products.  Welding supervisors know which factors influence welding quality; how to oversee welders to ensure that higher-level work; and the complementary factors that help maximize productivity.

The AWS Certified Welding Supervisor (CWS) certification enables foremen, inspectors, managers, quality supervisors, lead welders, procurement managers and chief executives to improve their company’s bottom line.

Certified Welding Supervisors often make valuable contributions to the four most important metrics in welding operations: quality, cost, productivity and safety.

Make a bigger impact to your company’s bottom line – and your own career– by becoming an AWS Certified Welding Supervisor.

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Certified Welding Sales Representative Program

If you consider yourself to be among the best sales professionals in the welding industry:

  • Providing value-added expertise to your customers...
  • Supporting them with newer or better solutions...
  • Helping them improve their welding quality and productivity...
  • Working with them to help ensure a safer workplace...

The AWS Certified Welding Sales Representative (CWSR) certification positions you as one of the industry’s top professionals. The AWS Certified Welding Sales Representative program ensures that the welding industry knows you bring years of expertise and insight to every recommendation and sale you make – and that your continued commitment to learning keeps your knowledge and skills at their peak.

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Certified Welding Engineer Program

AWS Certified Welding Engineer (CWEng) professionals are capable of directing operations associated with weldments and other types of joints to ensure satisfactory results, completed in accordance with appropriate contract documents, purchase orders, codes and all other standards.

Employers, recognizing the specialized skills and knowledge a CWE-certified professional brings, frequently rely upon this certification as their prerequisite when hiring welding engineers. The CWEng certification has also earned considerable respect globally, as the only recognized professional certification for welding engineers issued within the U.S.

Earning your CWEng certification assures you a strong addition to your career portfolio and provides current and future employers a clear indicator of your advanced expertise.

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Certified Welder Program

The Certified Welder program is a performance-based program with no prerequisite courses or certifications required. Final certification will provide "transferrable" credentials that you may take with you wherever you go.

The Certified Welder (CW) program tests welders to procedures used in the structural steel, petroleum pipelines, sheet metal, and chemical refinery welding industries. There is a provision to test to a company-supplied or non-code welding specification. Tests for Certified Welder (CW) are performed at AWS Accredited Testing Facilities located throughout the world.

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Certified Robotic Arc Welding Program

The AWS Certification Program for Robotic Arc Welding - Operators and Technicians (CRAW) allows many welding personnel employed in various welding sectors to measure themselves against standards for their occupation. It also signifies that the CRAW Operator or Technician has demonstrated the capability of working with various codes, standards, and specifications. Since proof of active practice or re-examination is required every three years, certification also signifies that the CRAW Operator or Technician is current with the welding industry.

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