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Certified Resistance Welding Technician

Certified Resistance Welding Technician

Resistance welding is a competitive, high-production industry that requires the expertise of well-trained technicians to keep pace with today’s relentless marketplace. The Certified Resistance Welding Technician credential validates the bearer has demonstrated knowledge about resistance welding principles, processes and equipment through a combination of education, experience and examination. The information below outlines the required education, experience, and information which must be submitted prior to taking the CRWT exam.

Benefits of Certification

Do You Qualify?

To qualify as a Certified Resistance Welding Technician, applicants must have a combination of qualifying education and work experience, with supporting documentation:


High school diploma, military or state approved equivalency (GED)

One (1) Year

Post-high school / GED graduate

Six (6) Months


Three (3) years

*Resistance welding experience consists of the design, application, or operation of welding lines or cells for the manufacture of welding products such as automobiles, appliances, wire products, sheet metal products, or other resistance welding products.

Seminar / Training Schedule

Registration / Documents

Domestic Registration

CRWT Application Portal

International Registration

CRWT International Application
for Initial Exam, Retest, or Recertification

Technical Documents

AWS C1.5:2019 – Specification for the Qualification of Resistance Welding Technicians

QC20:2020 – Specification for AWS Certification of Resistance Welding Technicians

Photo ID Requirements


Veteran Benefits

If you're a veteran with G.I. Bill Benefits who wants to move ahead in your career or to find a new job, you may have an opportunity to be reimbursed for test costs toward AWS certification.

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Examination User Guide

Renewal and Recertification