Engineering Certification Brings Valuable Career Credentials
Individuals with AWS Certified Welding Engineer certification have demonstrated their skills for preparing or reviewing written instructions for the production of welded joints. They are thoroughly familiar with various codes, specifications, standards and other aspects of fabrication and assembly.
The CWEng often prepares and produces reports, which accurately reflect professional judgment and is able to work with management representatives, inspection personnel, welders and support crafts, understanding the integrated role of each in the development of weldments.
The pivotal role of engineers: pre-production to final completion
The welding engineer¹s activities begin before production or construction welding begins and continues through the production process…ending when the production process is complete. Each employer is responsible for defining the specific duties of the CWEng in their place of employment.
NOTE: While the AWS CWEng has established excellent credentials, qualification to this specification alone may not legally qualify the engineer to provide technical services to the public.
Contract documents, building or jurisdiction laws may require technical services to be performed under the direction and responsibility of others such as a registered Professional Engineer. The AWS CWEng designation DOES NOT imply the status of a registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) under the laws of any state or other governmental entity.
Sample Questions for the Certified Welding Engineer Examination
Answers to the Certified Welding Engineer Sample Questions
B5.16, Specification for the Qualification of Welding Engineers
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Certification Duplicate Order Form
Change of Site/Cancellation Form
Employment Verification Form
Exam Audit Request Form
Exam Security Agreement and General Term of Use Form
Photo ID Requirements
Policies and Fees
Qualifying Work Experience Form
Visual Acuity Form
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** Non-Member price includes a 1-year AWS Individual Membership.
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Body of Knowledge
The Welding Engineer shall maintain the qualification through continued education. This education shall be restricted to the functions as defined in the B5.16, Specification for Qualification of Welding Engineers. The Welding Engineer shall also demonstrate successful completion of continued education every five (5) years to maintain the qualification. Continued education shall relate to the functions in B5.16 and shall be equivalent to 80 contact hours in the five year period or combination of contact hours plus continuing education units totaling 80 contact hours.
Please visit the documents tab to access the CWEng renewal application.
The CWEng certification does not have any recertification requirements: only renewal requirements
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