American Welding Society

8669 NW 36th Street, Suite 130
Miami,  FL  33166

United States
  • Booth: 6323

The American Welding Society (AWS) was founded in 1919 as nonprofit organization with a goal to advance the science, technology and application of welding and related joining technologies. The American Welding Society’s activities include training and certification, trade shows, standards development, and periodical & book publishing.


  • AWS Welding Standards
    AWS is the authority on welding standards which apply to an array of processes and applications: structural, aerospace, railroad, automotive, robotics, marine, bridges, heavy equipment, piping and tubing, sheet metal, brazing, soldering, and more....

  • AWS publishers more than 250 standards and codes related to welding and joining technology.  We are featuring codes relevant to the oil and gas business at OTC 2017.  Codes on display and for sale at our booth are:

    D1.1:2015 Structural Welding Code - Steel

    D1.5:2015 Structural Welding Code - Bridge Welding Code

    D1.6:2007 Structural Welding Code - Stainless Steel

    D1.7:2010 Guide or Strengthening and Repairing Existing Structures

    A3.0:2010 Standard Welding Terms and Definitions; Including Terms for Adhesive Bonding, Brazing, Soldering, Thermal Cutting, and Thermal Spraying

    A2.4:2012 Standard Symbols for Welding, Brazing, and Nondestructive Examination

    B2.1/B2.1M-2014-AMD1 Specification for Welding Procedure and Performance Qualification

    D10.6:2000 Recommended Practices for Tungsten Arc Welding of Titanium Piping and Tubing

    D10.4:1989 Recommended Practices for Welding of Austenitic Chromium Nickel Stainless Steel Piping and Tubing

    D10.7:2008 Guide for the Gas Shielded Arc Welding of Aluminum and Aluminum Alloy Pipe

    D10.8:1996 Welding of Chromium-Molybdenum Steel Piping and Tubing

    D10.10:1999 (R2009) Recommended Practices for Local Heating of Welds in Piping and Tubing

    D10.12:2000 Guide for Welding Mild Steel Pipe

    D10.14:2010 Guide for Multipass Orbital Machine Pipe Groove Welding

    D10.18:2008 Guide for Welding Ferritic/Austenitic Duplex Stainless Steel Piping and Tubing

    D3.6:2010 (errata 2013) Underwater Welding Code

    API 1104 Welding of Pipeline and Related Facilities, 21st Edition

  • Professional Certifications
    One of the best ways to advance your welding career is by earning a specialized certification. AWS offers nine different certification categories from inspectors, supervisors and educators to radiographic interpreters, welding engineers and fabricators....

  • 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.

  • AWS Membership
    AWS is a member organization with over 70,000 members. Membership in AWS provides connections and networking opportunities across all fields within the welding and joining industries. AWS offers individual and institutional membership options....

  • Individual Membership

    Strengthen your professional career with member-only knowledge and tools, including leading welding industry publications and news; access to certification resources, educational programs and networking opportunities; exclusive discounts on disability, home, and auto insurance; and opportunities to add health insurance; dental, prescription and identity protection discount plans.

    Corporate Membership

    Strengthen your business impact and employees’ expertise by joining the world’s leading welding organization. Depending upon membership level, you’ll gain access to our electronic AWS Standards eLibrary ($12,000 value); discounted advertising rates; as many as 20 free individual memberships; plus much more.

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