AWS is proud to announce exciting changes for the CWI Endorsement exams! These exams are offered all over the US in convenient locations using computer based testing with our partners at Prometric.
Learn more about Prometric Computer Based Testing:
The application process has not changed, so please send in your application directly to AWS!
Registration is open now with exams starting November 23rd, 2016.
Please view their "What to Expect on Test Day" video in the below player.
I wanted to pass along my compliments and gratitude for the enormous improvements in the CWI recertification program… Also, the option of using Prometric has made the process much easier, and saving me at least 2 days of travel with a center located within 5 miles of my home.”
Bennett B. Grimmett, P.E.
AWS Certified Welding Inspector
This notice applies to all individuals that have applied for and are scheduled to test to the following Part C of the CWI exam or CWI Endorsement exams:
• AWS D1.5 Bridge Welding Code
• ASME Sec IX, B31.1, & B31.3
• ASME Sec VIII & ASME Sec IX
Effective Friday, May 15th, 2016, the following codebooks will be updated in the exam, and candidates will be required to use the updated version with the corresponding exam:
• AWS D1.5 2015 Edition
• ASME Sec IX 2015 Edition
Effective Wednesday, November 16th, 2016, the exam will be required to use the updated version with the corresponding exam:
• ASME B31.3 2014 Edition
To order a copy of the codebooks, click here or to order by phone please call 888-WELDING (888-935-3464), Ext. 280.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Certification Department at 800-443-9353, extension 273.
The AWS Certification Department
Endorsements are supplemental inspection credentials available to all AWS Certified Welding Inspectors (CWIs) and Senior Certified Welding Inspectors (SCWIs) to enhance an individual’s credentials. The examinations offered as endorsements to the CWI/SCWI programs are also offered as stand-alone exams to non-CWIs/SCWIs who wish to enhance their educational background.
Below are the available endorsement certifications that AWS offers. Select the endorsement you are interested in for more information regarding the requirements, reference materials, and other relevant information.