Boost earnings and opportunities: Get Certified

One of the best ways to advance your welding career is by earning a specialized certification. This opens up opportunities for more money, leadership roles and higher-level career challenges. AWS offers nine different certification categories, from inspectors, supervisors and educators to radiographic interpreters, welding engineers and fabricators.

To Register/Renew/Recertify for the CWI Seminar/Exam ONLY

Taking your Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) exam is a big commitment of time and resources.  The stakes to obtain your CWI credential are too high to waste valuable time and money.  In an effort to streamline the application and approval process, American Welding Society now offers a way you can apply to take your CWI Renewal/Recertification/Seminar and/or Exam online.

Online Portal Registration (CWI Initial, Renewal, and Recertification Only)


  • Before beginning the application process, please make sure that you have gathered all pertinent application documents before applying.
  • As you go through the online application process please make sure to use the Continue and Back buttons presented in each screen. Do not use the forward and back buttons on your browser.
  • For security purposes, the system will log you off after a few minutes of inactivity.


To Register to all programs
except CWI

Register for ALL programs
except CWI

Renew/Recertify your Certification


AWS Needs CWI "Item Writers" to Develop New Exam Questions

AWS certification exams consist of multiple-choice, single best answer questions, also called "items," written by AWS volunteer members. Contribute your knowledge and experience to ensure quality questions are included on exams.

Concise item writing is essential to the CWI exam. To help you develop clearly written exam questions, AWS is conducting an introductory webinar, then in-person workshop on Feb 25-27, 2019.

Click here for further detail and Registration



AWS seminars provide the perfect opportunity to gain new insights, expand your skill set and satisfy your recertification credentials

Certified Welding Inspection Seminar
Certified Welding Inspector 9-year Recertification
Certified Welding Supervisor Seminar
Certified Radiographic Interpreter

See full list of seminars here.

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