CWI/SCWI Endorsements

CWI/SCWI Endorsements

Endorsements are supplemental inspection credentials available to all AWS Certified Welding Inspectors (CWIs) and Senior Certified Welding Inspectors (SCWIs) to enhance an individual’s credentials.

Below are the available endorsement certifications that AWS offers. Select the endorsement you are interested in for more information regarding the requirements, reference materials, and other relevant information.

D1.1 Structural Steel
D1.2 Structural Aluminum
D1.5 Bridge Welding
D15.1 Railroad
D17.1 Aerospace
API 1104 Pipeline
ISO Standards Endorsement
Welder Performance Qualifier Endorsement
Welding Procedure Qualifier Endorsement
Magnetic Particle Testing (MT Dry Powder Yoke Method)
Penetrant Testing (PT Type II- Method C)
ASME BPVC Section IX, Power (B31.1) and Process (B31.3) Piping
Structural Bolting Inspection
Structural Drawing Reading


AWS and ASNT Visual Testing Certification Agreement

The American Welding Society (AWS) and the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) have agreed that AWS Certified Welding Inspectors (CWIs) and Senior Certified Welding Inspectors (SCWIs) may automatically qualify for ASNT Central Certification Program (ACCP) Visual Testing (VT) certification without requiring any more effort than supplying ASNT with some required paperwork.

If you meet certain ASNT-supplied criteria and file the appropriate paperwork, you may qualify for the ACCP VT Direct Visual technique for the General Industry (GI) sector and/or Pressure Equipment (PE) Sector.

For more information or to apply for certification with ASNT, please visit their page.


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