Welding Sales Representative
At a Glance
Course: 30 days
Exam: 10 more days
Length & PDH / CEU
Approximately 13 hours
13 PDHs / 1.3 CEUs
Who Should Take This Course
Student Learning Outcomes
- The Welding Sales Representative course is ideal for:
- Welding students
- Entry-level welders
- Welding sales personnel
There are no academic or professional prerequisites for taking this course.
This course teaches students how to:
- Take on the various roles of a welding sales representative
- Use standard welding terminology
- Identify and prevent welding safety hazards
- Analyze when personal protective equipment is necessary and use it properly
- Comprehend the AWS shielding gas classification system
- Describe the parts of an electrical circuit, electrical variables, and power source types used in welding
- Explain the basics of typical welding, thermal cutting, brazing, and soldering processes,
- Describe the equipment, variables, advantages, and disadvantages inherent to typical welding and cutting processes as well as brazing and soldering
- Read and fill out a WPS and PQR
Upon completion of the Welding Sales Representative course, students will be able to:
- Understand the various responsibilities of a welding sales representative and perform competently
- Identify and use standard welding terminology
- Avoid common welding hazards through general workplace safety practices and proper use of personal protective equipment
- Understand the AWS shielding gas and electrode classification systems and use them to select the proper consumables for a particular application
- Use proper care in storage and handling of industrial gases
- Explain basic principles of electricity and welding power sources
- Explain key electrical variables that affect weld quality, including voltage, current, amperage, and polarity
- Describe the basics, equipment, consumables, and variables of common arc welding and cutting processes: SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, GTAW, OFC, CAC-A, and PAC
- Describe the basics, equipment, consumables, and variables of brazing and soldering
- Select the proper joining or cutting process for a given application
- Evaluate and fill out welding procedure specifications and procedure qualification records
- Module 1 - Introduction
- Module 2 - Standard Welding Terms
- Module 3 - Safety: Hazards in Welding, Cutting, and Related Processes
- Module 4 - Safety: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Module 5 - Safety: Procedures in the Work Area
- Module 6 - Shielding Gases: Introduction
- Module 7 - Shielding Gases: Classification
- Module 8 - Electrical Characteristics Part I
- Module 9 - Electrical Characteristics Part II
- Module 10 - Shielded Metal Arc Welding
- Module 11 - Gas Tungsten Arc Welding: Fundamentals, Equipment, and Consumables
- Module 12 - Gas Tungsten Arc Welding: Process Variables, Advantages, and Disadvantages
- Module 13 - Gas Metal Arc Welding: Fundamentals, Equipment, and Consumables
- Module 14 - Gas Metal Arc Welding: Process Variables, Advantages, and Disadvantages
- Module 15 - Flux Cored Arc Welding: Fundamentals, Equipment, and Consumables
- Module 16 - Flux Cored Arc Welding: Process Variables, Advantages, and Disadvantages
- Module 17 - Submerged Arc Welding: Fundamentals, Equipment, and Consumables
- Module 18 - Submerged Arc Welding: Process Variables, Advantages, and Disadvantages
- Module 19 - WPSs and PQRs
- Module 20 - Oxyfuel Gas Cutting: Fundamentals, Equipment, and Consumables
- Module 21 - Oxyfuel Gas Cutting: Process Variables, Advantages, and Disadvantages
- Module 22 - Plasma Arc Cutting: Fundamentals, Equipment, and Consumables
- Module 23 - Plasma Arc Cutting: Process Variables, Advantages, and Disadvantages
- Module 24 - Air Carbon Arc Cutting: Fundamentals, Equipment, and Consumables
- Module 25 - Air Carbon Arc Cutting: Process Variables, Advantages, and Disadvantages
- Module 26 - Brazing
- Module 27 - Soldering
Frequently Asked Questions
Who should take this course?
The Welding Sales Representative course is ideal for welding students, entry-level welders, established welding sales professionals, aspiring Certified Welding Sales Representatives (CWSRs) or anyone looking for Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
How long do I have to complete this course?
Participants are granted access to the course materials and completion exam for 40 days from the date of registration.
Does this course include a completion exam?
Yes, this course includes an exam designed to evaluate comprehension and retention of the subject matter. Students will be prompted to take this exam once they have successfully completed all the modules within the course. The completion exam consists of 50 multiple-choice questions and must be completed within a 90-minute period.
In order to earn a printable Certificate of Completion from AWS and 13 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)/1.3 Continuing Education Units (CEUs), a student must attain a score of 75% or higher on the completion exam. Participants who do not achieve a pass score will be granted a second opportunity to take the exam.
Do I need to purchase any supplemental materials or resources in order to complete this course?
No. The course content is entirely web-based, so no additional purchases are necessary in order progress through the coursework and complete the course objectives.
Do I receive Professional Development Hours (PDHs) or Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for completing this course?
Yes. In order to earn PDHs/CEUs, you must score at least 75% on the course completion exam. Participants who pass the exam will receive an AWS Certificate of Completion and 13 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)/1.3 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
Can Professional Development Hours (PDHs)/Continuing Education Units (CEUs) earned by completing this course be used to meet the training requirement for AWS certification programs?
Absolutely! Professional Development Hours (PDHs) earned through AWS online courses can be applied toward any certification training requirement, such as those for CWI re-testing or recertification, provided that they are earned within a specified time period. For example, PDHs earned by completing this course are only valid for CWI recertification if the course is completed within the specified 3-year CWI certification period.
Is there a difference between the completion exam for this course and the Certified Welding Sales Representative (CWSR) certification exam?
Yes. It’s important to note that passing the final exam for this online course grants the student a digital Certificate of Completion. This certificate attests that the student has successfully completed the training and has earned the applicable Professional Development Hours (PDHs) or Continuing Education Units (CEUs). This is not the same as the Certified Welding Sales Representative (CWSR) credential. In order to become a CWSR, candidates must pass the certification exam offered by the AWS Certification department. For more information, please visit the CWSR program page.
What equipment or devices do I need in order to access and complete this course?
This course, as well as all online courses offered by AWS Learning, require a computer, tablet, or other mobile device with an active internet connection and built-in or external speakers. The AWS Learning platform supports most web browsers, including the current versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, and Microsoft Internet Explorer (Edge). This course features significant amounts of interactive multimedia content, so a high-speed internet connection and a monitor or device with a large viewing area are highly recommended.
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