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Membership brings big benefits – on and off the job

AWS helps you do your job even better, faster and more accurately. Join 70,000 welding industry professionals who are staying ahead of new changes and developments, as well as enjoying dozens of member-only benefits offered by the world’s leading materials joining organization.

Professional support: personal savings
AWS membership more than pays for itself many times over. There are generous discounts on conferences, seminars and certification that help you do your job better today – and prepare you to land bigger opportunities to come.  Our monthly publications keep you informed of industry changes affecting your job and career. You’ll have many opportunities to network with experienced professionals in the industry.

See full details on membership benefits in the tabs below.

Annual Dues

Annual dues for new members are $88 + $12 initiation fee.
Annual dues for renewing members are $88.

Bonus Offers for New Members

New Members can join for two-years for $151 (Save $25)

Purchase a book for $35! Choose from a list of over 20 popular titles.
Additional $50 shipping fee for new members outside of the United States.

Join Now

AWS Individual Member Application in PDF format.

JOIN ONLINE

Or Call 1-800-443-9353, Option 4 (inside the U.S. and Canada)
1-305-443-9353, Option 4 (outside the U.S. and Canada)

Benefits

ADVANCE

  • Subscription to the award-winning Welding Journal monthly publication that delivers authoritative articles to drive business and professional development, plus important industry news, "how-to" stories, welding research, supplier information, and more. 
    • Individual Members within North America (United States, Canada, and Mexico) receive both the print copy and the digital copy.
    • Individual Members outside of North America (United States, Canada, and Mexico) receive the digital copy and may purchase a subscription to the print copy for an additional $50 annually.
  • NEW IN MAY 2020! Members will receive digital access to Inspection Trends, a quarterly publication geared specifically to materials inspection and testing professionals.
  • Online access to the Welding Journal Archives going back to 2000 (login required)
  • Online access to peer-reviewed research papers going back to 1970 (login required)
  • Subscription to Welding Marketplace, a quarterly publication featuring the newest and hottest welding products and services in the welding industry.
  • This Week in Welding email newsletter delivered directly to your inbox.
  • Resources for your purchasing decisions in the AWS Online Buyer's Guide

CONNECT

Connect to colleagues, companies…and new opportunities

  • AWS Member Network
    Connect with members who think and work like you. Learn from the expertise of others in the community. Share your expertise with other AWS Members.

  • Free admission to FABTECH Expo
    FABTECH brings 30,000 professionals together to view the latest innovations in materials joining.  More than 200 in-depth technical sessions and educational programs allow members to exchange information and share solutions with industry peers.

  • Find your next job opportunity on the Careers In Welding website.

  • Local Section Meetings
    AWS members gain the opportunity to exchange information and tips, nurture professional contacts, and interact with other welding and fabricating industry professionals who have common interests, visions, and dreams. Find your local Section.
  • Gain leadership skills and connect with members in your area with a leadership position in your local Section
  • Members are eligible to attend the annual AWS Instructors Institute or AWS Leadership Symposium if they are selected to attend and represent their District
  • Participate on an AWS Committee

SAVE

When you review all the benefits and savings you receive, you’ll quickly realize an AWS Individual Membership pays for itself many times over.

  • A huge benefit for AWS Members is the 25% discount on 300+ AWS Publications.  Choose from popular publications like the D1.1 Structural Welding Code - Steel.  With your AWS member-only discount, you could save more than $160 on this publication alone...that's like getting almost two years of membership free!
  • Discounts on AWS Conferences, Seminars, Online education programs, and events
  • Member-pricing on Certification applications and renewals
  • Scholarships for all levels of welder training through the AWS Foundation
  • Exclusive to AWS Members - When a new edition of the Welding Handbook is released, take advantage of a limited window to purchase the new edition for $35!

Please view the full list of Individual Member Benefits in PDF format.

Connect with Members

Connect to colleagues, companies… and new opportunities

Local Section Meetings

AWS members gain the opportunity to exchange information and tips, nurture professional contacts, and interact with other welding and fabricating industry professionals who have common interests, visions and dreams.  Learn more about sections near you.

FABTECH Show

FABTECH brings 30,000 professionals together to view the latest innovations in materials joining.  More than 200 in-depth technical sessions and educational programs allow members to exchange information and share solutions with industry peers.

AWS Member Network

  • Connect with members who think and work like you.
  • Learn from the expertise of others in the community.
  • Share your expertise with other AWS Members.

Partner Programs

Join Now

You not only get all the money-saving benefits listed above, but when you join now, you’ll also receive an AWS Technical Publication for just $35 (up to a $112 value). 

Choose from more than 20 publications including, Arc Welded Projects Vol. IV (nearly 75 welding projects), Jefferson's Welding Encyclopedia (CD-ROM only), Design and Planning Manual for Cost-Effective Welding, one of the Welding Handbooks, Welding Metallurgy and more.

To see the full list of publications that you can choose from, click here.

Bonus: Save $25 on a 2-year membership!

Become an AWS Welder Member today by using a downloadable application (you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the PDF application, if you don't have it yet, click here to download Adobe Acrobat).  You may also join by calling (800) 443-9353, ext. 480, or (305) 443-9353, ext 480. 

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