D1.1 Code Clinic


The AWS D1.1 Online Code Clinic is designed to provide a detailed road map through AWS D1.1 Structural Welding Code – Steel. Led by an experienced AWS instructor, participants will learn to quickly locate salient clauses and use important tables and figures in time-sensitive testing or working environments.


At a Glance



Member: $280
Non-member: $373
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Materials Access

Course: 30 days
Exam: 10 more days


Length & PDH / CEU

Approximately 4 hours
4 PDHs / 0.4 CEUs

Course Details

  • Who Should Take This Course
  • Prerequisites
  • Objectives
  • Student Learning Outcomes
  • Course Modules
  • Anyone wishing to learn how to navigate the D1.1 code book
  • Anyone seeking to prepare for Part C of our Certified Welding Inspector exam or an AWS endorsement exam
    • This student body may encompass many positions, including:
      • Welders
      • Welding engineers
      • Welding inspectors
      • Welding supervisors
      • Shop owners


Prior to taking this course, students should be familiar with basic welding processes and welding terminology. This prerequisite knowledge can be obtained by:

  • Taking the AWS Welding Fundamentals I online course
  • Obtaining and reading a copy of AWS A3.0 Standard Terms and Definitions

These courses teach students how to:

  • Navigate the D1.1 code book

Upon completion of the AWS D1.1 Online Code Clinic, students will be able to:

  • Locate salient clauses in a time-sensitive testing environment
  • Use important tables and figures
  • Module 1 – Introduction
  • Module 2 – Clause 1: General Requirements
  • Module 3 – Clause 2: Design
  • Module 4 – Clause 3: Prequalification
  • Module 5 – Clause 4: Qualification
  • Module 6 – Clause 5: Fabrication
  • Module 7 – Clause 6: Inspection
  • Module 8 – Clause 7: Stud Welding
  • Module 9 – Clause 8: Repair
  • Module 10 – Clause 9: Tubular Structures

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I use these Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for recertification?

    Yes. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) earned through AWS online courses can be applied towards recertification provided the CEUs are earned during the certification period.

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  • Can I use these Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for recertification?

    Yes. Professional Development Hours (PDHs) earned through AWS online courses can be applied towards recertification, provided the PDHs are earned during the certification period. Persons who successfully complete this online course will receive 4 PDHs. Candidates who pass the AWS D1.1 endorsement exam will receive 40 PDHs.

    NOTE: The AWS D1.1 endorsement exam is not offered online as part of this course. Click here for more information about the D1.1 Endorsement.

  • Do I need to purchase any other materials?

    Yes. This course is designed to be used in conjunction with the D1.1 code book. Using the code book helps participants replicate and practice the navigational strategies that are required to successfully complete the open book portion (Part C) of the CWI exam.

  • Do I receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for completing this course?

    Yes. Participants that receive a score of 75% or above on the Completion Exam will receive an AWS Certificate of Completion and 0.4 IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

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  • Does this course include a completion exam?

    Yes. Upon completion of the final course module, participants are prompted to take an online exam designed to evaluate their comprehension of the subject matter. The online practice exam consists of 50 multiple-choice questions and must be completed within a 2-hour period. Participants who do not attain the 75% passing score may attempt to retake the exam a second time. Participants who pass the online practice exam earn an AWS Certificate of Completion and 4 Professional Development Hours (PDHs). The AWS Certificate of Completion can be downloaded and printed directly from the webpage.

  • Do I receive Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for completing this course?

    Yes. Participants who receive a score of 75% or above on the practice exam will receive an AWS Certificate of Completion and 4 Professional Development Hours (PDHs).

  • How long do I have to complete this course?

    Participants have access to the course content 24-hours a day for a period of 30 days from the date of registration. After this 30-day period, participants will have an additional 10 days to pass the practice exam. The exam can be activated before the end of the 30-day period if the participant has completed all the modules.

  • How much do I need to know before taking this course?

    No previous knowledge is required. This course is designed to guide you in navigating and reading the D1.1 code in clear, easy-to-understand language and easily digestible chunks of information. Participants will learn to quickly locate important paragraphs, charts and tables, which is crucial to navigating the code in a timed testing environment and time sensitive working conditions.

  • Who should take this course?

    The AWS D1.1 online course is ideal for persons preparing to sit for the CWI exam and have selected D1.1 for the code book portion (Part C of the CWI exam). The course is also ideal for active CWIs interested in familiarizing themselves with the D1.1 code as part of their efforts to comply with the requirements for 9-year recertification. Please visit CWI certification for more information about 9-year recertification. Of course, non-CWIs interested in enhancing their educational credentials will also benefit from this self-paced, online program.

  • Will this course help prepare me for the Certified Welding Inspector Exam?

    Yes. This course is designed to help prepare participants who have selected D1.1 for the open code book portion (Part C) of the Certified Welding Inspector Exam.

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    You must be connected to the internet to access AWS online courses. AWS supports the most recent versions of Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Internet Explorer. Courses can be viewed on desktops, laptops, tablets, and mobile phones. Note, however, that a fast internet connection and a large screen offer better user experiences.





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