CWI/SCWI Endorsements

CWI/SCWI Endorsements


AWS is proud to announce exciting changes for the CWI Endorsement exams!  These exams will be offered all over the US in convenient locations using computer based testing with our partners at Prometric. To familiarize yourself with the look and feel of the computer-based testing environment, visit their website to learn more on how to Take a Test Drive Before Exam Day.  To learn more and access their other resources, visit  The application process has not changed, so please send in your application directly to AWS!

Registration is opens now with exams starting November 16th, 2016.

Please view their "What to Expect on Test Day" video in the below player.



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, for those candidates testing at Prometric sites, 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.

D1.1 Structural Steel
D1.2 Structural Aluminum
D1.5 Bridge Welding
D15.1 Railroad
D17.1 Aerospace
API 1104 Pipeline
Structural Drawing Reading
Structural Bolting Inspection
ASME Pressure Piping B31.1 and B31.3
ASME Pressure Vessel Section VIII, Div. 1