Certified Welding Inspector (CWI®)
The CWI® is widely recognized, both nationally and internationally, and successful companies have come to rely on this AWS certification when ensuring the highest level of quality workmanship.
A CWI® employs extensive knowledge of welding processes, test methods, discontinuities, materials, qualifications, and standards to ensure that weldments and welding related activities comply with all applicable quality and safety criteria. The role of the welding inspector is critical to the safety and structural soundness of the vast number of buildings, vehicles, machinery and consumer products that require strong, secure welds.
Certified Associate Welding Inspector (CAWI)
If you don’t yet have sufficient work history and/or education to qualify for the CWI® exam, you may qualify to test as a Certified Associate Welding Inspector (CAWI) with as little as two years of either education or work experience.
Certified Welder (CW)
The Certified Welder program is a performance-based program with no prerequisite courses or certifications required. Final certification will provide "transferrable" credentials that you may take with you wherever you go.
The Certified Welder program tests welders to procedures used in the structural steel, petroleum pipelines, sheet metal, and chemical refinery welding industries. There is a provision to test to a company-supplied or non-code welding specification. Tests for CW are performed at AWS Accredited Testing Facilities located throughout the world.
Certified Welding Engineer (CWEng)
Individuals with AWS Certified Welding Engineer certification have demonstrated their skills for preparing or reviewing written instructions for 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 works with management representatives, inspection personnel, welders and support crafts, understanding the integrated role of each in the development of weldments.
Certified Welding Educator (CWE)
The AWS program for the certification of Welding Educators has been developed to define minimum standards for welding educators and to provide respected recognition for those who demonstrate the skills, knowledge, and experience needed.
Welding educators understand welding training requirements; prepare instruction plans; conduct training classes; and evaluate student performance. They prepare or develop instructional materials. They are familiar with welding processes, welding procedures, welder qualifications, materials and the limitations of weld testing. And they must be able to read drawings, prepare records and develop reports.
Certified Welding Supervisor (CWS)
Often, the underlying cause of a supervisor’s inability to improve productivity can be traced to inadequate knowledge and the minimal amount of time that a supervisor spends with welders. The AWS Certified Welding Supervisor program was created to rectify these conditions by offering welding supervisors and their companies the opportunity to put the welding supervisor in a support position for the welders, making them the most productive and best they can be.
Certified Radiographic Interpreter (CRI)
The AWS Radiographic Interpreter training and certification program assures employers and practitioners that the principles of radiographic interpretation are reliably applied to the examination of welds. Certification as an AWS Certified Radiographic Interpreter demonstrates the ability to analyze radiographs of weldments, and that you have met the requirements of AWS B5.15:2010, Specification for the Qualification of Radiographic Interpreters.
Certified Welding Sales Representative (CWSR)
AWS offers a seminar online to assist in preparing for certification as welding sales representatives. The certification program is designed to provide evidence of the ability of individuals to function effectively as sales representatives in the welding industry.
Certified Robotic Arc Welding Technician or Operator (CRAW)
The AWS Certification Program for Robotic Arc Welding - Operators and Technicians (CRAW) allows many welding personnel employed in various welding sectors to measure themselves against standards for their occupation. It also signifies that the CRAW Operator or Technician has demonstrated the capability of working with various codes, standards, and specifications. Since proof of active practice or re-examination is required every three years, certification also signifies that the CRAW Operator or Technician is current with the welding industry.