IMPORTANT NOTE 1: Candidates applying for a certification exam, retaking an exam, renewal, or recertification

  • To streamline the application process, please prepare all of the required application documentation prior to starting the application submission process.
  • Based on the specific Certification application (Initial, Retaking an Exam or Renewal/Recertification), specific application information will be required as listed below.

IMPORTANT NOTE 2: Please do not proceed with creating an application until you have ALL documentation digitally available for upload.

IMPORTANT NOTE 3: File size for each document upload cannot exceed 5.12 MB (or 5120 Kilobytes).

Please be aware that the only acceptable payment methods available through the portal are credit card and ACH (Automated Clearing House Payment Method)

 

 CWE Program
 Non-Exam 
 Initial 
 Retaking an Exam(s) 
 Renew 
2x2 Photo (Required in JPG) − Upload a 2x2 color photo that meets the Photo ID Requirements.
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Proof of Identity (Required in PDF) − Upload a copy of an official government passport or national ID (e.g., driver’s license).
Proof of ID only required if scheduling an exam.
 
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ADA (when applicable) − Download and complete the ADA Disability Accommodations form. Candidates will be required to upload this form in PDF format during the application process if requesting accommodations.
 
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Employment Verification (Required in PDF) − Download and complete the Employment Verification form. This form must be completed by your most recent employer.
 
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Qualifying Work Experience − Candidates will be required to enter relative work experience which is applicable to the program. Candidates may need to enter more than one employer; therefore, please make sure that you have the following information ready for each employer entered:
  1. Company Name
  2. Company Phone Number
  3. Company Business Type
  4. Company Street Address
  5. Company City
  6. Supervisor’s Name
  7. Supervisor’s Email
  8. Title of Supervisor
  9. Applicant’s Job Title
 10. Employment Start/End Dates
 11. Job Responsibilities
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Education (when applicable) − Candidates who are substituting work experience may upload a copy of their transcripts or diploma in PDF format during the application process.
 
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Training − Candidates who require training must submit proof of their hours in PDF format. If training is not required, please download, complete and upload the Training Waiver to bypass this training requirement. Candidates are permitted to retake up to three (3) exams within three (3) years of the original exam(s) date. Applicants may retake the first exam(s) of the segment(s) that did not result in a passing score without additional training. Any additional retaking of exam(s) (2nd or 3rd) shall require documented evidence of additional training – 16 hours for a 1-part or 2-part re-exam.
 
 
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Instructor Credentials (Required in PDF) − CWE applicants must complete and submit the CWE Instructor Credentials form with this application.
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Welder Certification or Test Record (Required in PDF) − Applicants for the AWS Certified Welding Educator certification must have and submit a copy of a valid welder ID/certification card or shall passed a valid welder exam for the welding process that the applicant plans to teach.
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