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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.


Effective January 1, 2017, the Certified Welding Inspector Program will begin a phased implementation of the newly published QC1:2016. This directly impacts the Certified Associate Welding Inspector (CAWI), the Certified Welding Inspector (CWI), and the Senior Certified Welding Inspector (SCWI) programs.  You are strongly encouraged to download the free QC1:2016 PDF

Effective November 16th, 2016, 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 AWS D1.5 2015, click here or to order by phone please call 888-WELDING (888-935-3464), Ext. 280.
Please Note: AWS does NOT sell ASME codebooks.

Effective 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
   • ASME Sec VIII 2015 Edition

As of February 1, 2016, the CWI Practical exam has been updated for exams held within the US and Canada.
Exams held outside the US and Canada will be updated in 2017.

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


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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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