The Advantages of Accredited Test Facilities:
Trusted Certification Experts
The AWS Accredited Test Facility (ATF) program establishes minimum requirements for test facilities, their personnel and equipment to qualify for accreditation to test and qualify welders. This program is open to all qualified test facilities that may be a part of an independent laboratory, manufacturing plant, educational institution, or other entity.
Explore ATF Advantages for your facility
ATFs play an integral part in the operation of the AWS Certified Welding program and have proven that they have the necessary resources to test welders to this nationally recognized and accepted program.
Accredited Test Facilities receive valuable recognition: they are listed on the AWS website for those who need to certify welders and are also advertised in the award-winning Welding Journal magazine.
The growing choice for many contractors and fabricators
Entrusting welder certification to ATF specialists makes good business sense for contractors and fabricators. Companies are increasingly realizing the shortcomings of self-qualification and switching to AWS Accredited Test Facilities to test and qualify their welders. ATFs help them to save money, improve productivity, and reduce liability by entrusting their welder certification to the experts.
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Download your application now or call us
Join more than 100 U.S. and international test facilities that have taken advantage of the opportunity to become AWS Accredited Test Facilities. Download an ATF Initial On-Site Audit Application Package today or for more information contact AWS at (800) 443-9353, ext. 448 or 343.
Find an Accredited Test Facility (ATF)
To contact an Accredited Test Facility (ATF) near you, select one of the links below or call AWS at (800)443-WELD or outside the U.S. (305)443-WELD, extension 273.