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Qualification & Certification Committees

Qualification & Certification Committees

Meet The AWS Qualification & Certification Committee:
Driving Continued Welding Quality

The AWS Qualification & Certification Committee is responsible for overseeing all AWS Certification Programs. This includes:

  • Creating and approving new certification programs 
  • Providing guidance on all programs by issuing governing standards
  • Enforcing ethics rules violations

Your Qualification & Certification Committee members: Effective January 2021

Chair: Rick Arn
First Vice Chair: Rob Dines
Second Vice Chair: Blake Craft
Secretary: Denny Smith

Upcoming Spring Virtual Meeting
Due to the continous monitoring and concerns of COVID-19 and the general safety of all our members, volunteers, and staff, the meeting will be held virtually.

Spring 2021 - Qualification & Certification Committee Meeting
Date: April 22nd, 2021 − Qualification & Certification (Q&C) Committee
Venue: Virtual Zoom Meeting

Fall 2021 - Qualification & Certification Committee Meeting
City: Miami, FL
Date: TBD − Qualification & Certification (Q&C) Committee

Subcommittees and programs overseen by the Qualification & Certification Committee:

  • Subcommittee on Welding Inspectors (QCWI)
  • Welding Inspector Specialists (QCIS)
  • Subcommittee on Welding Engineers (QCEG)
  • Subcommittee on Welding Educators (QCED)
  • Subcommittee on Welding Technicians (QCTE)
  • Subcommittee on Welding Fabricators (QCFA)
  • Subcommittee on Welding Supervisors (QCSU)
  • Subcommittee on Welding Test Facilities and Welders (QCTW)
  • Subcommittee on Radiographic Interpreters (QCRI)
  • Subcommittee on Welding Sales Representatives (QCSR)
  • Exam Bank Subcommittee (QCEB)
  • Subcommittee on Reciprocity Agreements (QCRE)
  • Subcommittee on the Code of Ethics (QCET)
  • Subcommittee on Facilities Auditing (QCAU)
  • Subcommittee on Robotic Arc Welding Personnel (QCRO)
  • Subcommittee on Structural Steel Inspectors (QCSS)
  • Subcommittee on Welding Inspector Plus (QCPL)
  • Subcommittee on Awards (QCAW)
  • Subcommittee on CWI of the Year (QCYR)
  • Subcommittee on Resistance Welding Personnel (QCRW)
  • Subcommittee on Friction Stir Welding Endorsement (QCFS)
  • Subcommittee on Thermal Spray Operators (QCTH)
  • Subcommittee on Plastics Welding Inspectors (QCPI)

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New programs the Qualification & Certification Committee is researching and implementing:

  • Certified Resistance Welding Technician
  • Penetrant Testing Endorsement
  • Welder Testing Endorsement
  • Welding Procedure Specification Endorsement
  • Magnetic Particle Testing Endorsement
  • Steel Inspector Endorsement


Thank you for your interest, on behalf of the Qualification & Certification Committee and the AWS staff!

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