AWS Structural Bolting Inspection Endorsement - Building Structures

Description

Scope of Endorsement
AWS QC1, Standard for AWS Certification of Welding Inspectors provides for endorsements that may be added to the CWI and SCWI certifications. Endorsements are defined in AWS QC1 as "the approval of an additional skill documented in writing and added to a certification credential."

This endorsement shall govern the written examination for structural bolting inspection.

Training Requirements
There are no mandatory training requirements. Candidates are encouraged to attend a seminar or self-study to become familiar bolting inspection requirements.

Qualification Requirements
All candidates shall hold a current AWS CWI or SCWI credential.

Examination Requirements
Candidates seeking the AWS Structural Bolting Inspection endorsement shall pass a open-book written examination on structural bolting inspection consisting of at least 40 multiple choice questions in two hours.

Successful candidates must correctly answer 72% of the questions to receive this endorsement. Three re-examinations are permitted per three year period.

How endorsement will be expressed
Existing CWIs and SCWIs who wish to have this endorsement listed on their secondary wallet card shall receive a new card which will contain the following information:

    Structural Bolting Inspection - Buildings (date of examination)

Reference materials necessary
RCSC 30 June 2004
AISC LRFD (Load and Resistance Factor Design) THIRD EDITION
AISC Steel Construction Manual, Thirteenth Edition

Eligibility for initial certification or 9-year recertification
This endorsement is not authorized to meet initial CWI certification examination requirements. It will not count towards the examination requirements for the 9-year recertification.

Renewal requirements for this endorsement
This endorsement does not have any requirements for renewal. It will automatically be renewed at each CWI renewal or recertification. The endorsement will continue to be listed on the CWI card at the discretion of the individual SCWI/CWI.

Continuing education credits
20 PDHs will be awarded upon successful completion of this endorsement.

Comments on special conditions or requirements
N/A

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Online Courses

This item is currently not available for this program

Seminars

There are no mandatory training requirements. Candidates are encouraged to attend a seminar or self-study to become familiar bolting inspection requirements.

This item is currently not available for this program.

Exams

All endorsement exams (with the exception of Structural Drawing Reading) will be offered all over the US in convenient locations using computer based testing with our partners at Prometric. After your application has been submitted to AWS and approved, you will be provided with an Authorization to Test (ATT) letter in order to schedule your appointment through Prometric at one of their centers.

Candidates seeking the AWS Structural Bolting Inspection endorsement shall pass a open-book written examination on structural bolting inspection consisting of at least 40 multiple choice questions in two hours.

Successful candidates must correctly answer 72% of the questions to receive this endorsement. Three re-examinations are permitted per three year period.

Veteran Benefits

This item is currently not available for this program.

Body of Knowledge

RCSC Specification for Structural Joints Using ASTM A325 or A490 Bolts, 30 June 2004
AISC Manual of Steel Construction: Load and Resistance Factor Design, Third Edition (LRFD 3rd Edition), 2001
AISC Steel Construction Manual, Thirteenth Edition, 2006

Renewal

This endorsement does not have any requirements for renewal. 

Recertification

This endorsement does not have any requirements for recertification. 

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