AWS TRAINING & CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
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Certification – The best means an individual has to establish and maintain professional credibility. It brings value and can mean better pay, more job security, and recognition as one of the industry’s elite.
UT-SIRIM-AWS offers a number of certification programs to assist industry in identifying qualified welding personnel and to provide opportunities for welding professionals to demonstrate their qualifications to the welding industry.
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 test 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.
During your scheduled appointment at an AWS Accredited Test Facility, you will deposit a sound weld that will be inspected by an AWS Certified Welding Inspector (CWI). Your ability to properly adhere to the Welding Procedure Specification, selected from available QC7 Supplements, includes fit-up, assembly, and positioning.
Certified Welding Engineer
A person with the demonstrated education, experience, and knowledge as defined by this information and who successfully passes the required examinations is considered qualified as an AWS Certified Welding Engineer (CWEng).
The CWEng is capable of directing those operations associated with weldments and other types of joints that are completed in accordance with the appropriate contract documents, codes, and other standards to produce a satisfactory product. The welding engineer¹s activities begins before production or construction welding and continues through the production process then ending when the production process is complete.
The Welding Engineer shall maintain the qualification through continued education. This education shall be restricted to the functions as defined in Clause 5 of AWS B5.16 2006 An American National Standard . The Welding Engineer shall demonstrate successful completion of continued education every five (5) years to maintain the qualification. Continued education shall relate to the functions in Clause 5. and shall be equivalent to 80 contact hours in the five year period or combination of contact hours plus continuing education units totalling 80 contact hours.
Certified Welder Inspector
The Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) certification is widely recognized, both nationally and internationally, in the welding industry. Successful companies have come to rely on this AWS certification when ensuring the highest level of quality workmanship.
The CWI certification should apply to any of your field engineers and or subcontractors that want to be certified as an AWS Certified Welding Inspector. We can conduct the course to the most common codes in industry which include the AWS D1.1, ASME IX and API 1104.
When you obtain your CWI certification, you can easily branch off into other programs and reap additional benefits. In fact, Certified Welding Inspectors who get certified as a Radiographic Interpreter are now exempt from their next 9-Year CWI Recertification Exam.
To qualify as a Certified Welding Inspector, you must pass a vision test and have a combination of qualifying education and work experience, with supporting documentation and you will need to fill out an exam application. The CWI exam consists of three parts, Fundamentals, Practical Applications and Open-Book Code Application.