The Certified Welding Educator Program (CWE) is geared for the welding professional specifically in the welding education field. This AWS certification confirms your ability, talent and knowledge to specifically direct and perform operations associated with welder training and classroom instruction . The CWI and CWE exams are identical; however the Part C: Code Book portion is not a requirement for the CWE certification. Both certifications (CWI and CWE) may be achieved simultaneously.Please check the appropriate box located on the top-left corner of the CWI/CWE Exam Application whether you applying for one or both certifications. It is mandatory that you also submit the CWE Welding Instructor Credentials form along with the completed CWI/CWE Exam Application.
CERTIFIED WELDING ENGINEER PROGRAM (CWENG)
A person with the demonstrated education , experience , and knowledge as defined by this information and who successfully passes the required examinations is considered qualified as an AWS Certified Welding Engineer (CWEng). The CWEng is capable of directing those operations associated with weldments and other types of joints that are completed in accordance with the appropriate c ontract documents , codes , and other standards to produce a satisfactory product. The welding engineers activities begins before production or construction welding and continues through the production process then ending when the production process is complete. Each employer is responsible for defining the specific duties of the CWEng in their place of employment.
NOTE: While the AWS CWEng has established excellent credentials , qualification to this specification alone may not legally qualify the engineer to provide technical services to the public . Contract documents , building or jurisdiction laws may require technical services to be performed under the direction and responsibility of others such as a registered Professional Engineer. The AWS CWEng designation DOES NOT imply the status of a registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) under the laws of any state or other governmental entity. Education and Experience Requirements for Access to the Examinations Each individual for qualification as an AWS CWEng shall possess one of the following combinations of education and relevant experience to be eligible for the AWS CWEng examination. You must meet one of the conditions below in order to gain entrance to the examination.
1. Individuals with a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree in engineering and a minimum of one (1) year of related experience.
2. Individuals with a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree in engineering technology and a minimum of two (2) years of related experience.
3. Individuals with other related Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degrees and a minimum of five (5) years of related experience.
4. Individuals with an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree and a minimum of ten (10) years of related experience.
5. Individuals who have successfully competed high school or an equivalent program and a minimum fifteen (15) years of related experience
Certified Welding Fabricator Program (CWF)
An appropriate welding quality system is the foundation of delivering a quality welded product or service. When designed for the welding fabricator’s unique products and suitably committed to paper and practice, the daily manufacturing operations of the welding fabricator are more consistent and traceable when problems arise. It is an increasing trend that customers want to see that a welding quality assurance system is documented and demonstrated. They are concerned that the welding fabricator and that fabricator’s subcontractors are capable of welding products that meet specifications. The core of a welding quality system is a quality manual that will identify the duties and responsibilities of management, supervisors, and welders, and will provide the customer with better information about who is responsible to ensure that the welding meets specifications. Companies of all sizes can benefit substantially through the ystematic improvements encouraged by state-of-the-art quality systems.
AWS-Certified Welding Inspector (CWI)
The Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) certification is widely recognized, both nationally and internationally, in the welding industry.
Successful companies have come to rely on this AWS certification when ensuring the highest level of quality workmanship.
Certified Welding Supervisor Program (CWS)
Is your organization interested in finding ways to increase welding productivity while improving and maintaining acceptable weld quality? Welding Supervisors can make a valuable contribution to the four most important metrics in welding operations: quality, cost, productivity and safety. Yet, the position of welding supervisor is often an overlooked resource. 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 actually 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 . This innovative program identifies a body of knowledge all welding supervisors should know and understand in order to increase productivity and improve weld quality.
SENIOR CERTIFIED WELDING INSPECTOR PROGRAM (SCWI)
The After you’ve been a CWI for a minimum of six years, and your career has evolved into supervisory or managerial responsibilities in the field of quality control/quality assurance, you will want to apply for the highest level of certification: a Senior Certified Welding Inspector, or SCWI . SCWIs are in demand by companies looking to have it all-skilled, seasoned welding managers who can do the job and supervise others. The SCWI is an individual who is in a supervisory position and has attained a higher level of experience than a CWI. The successful applicant also has professional education which has provided the opportunity to solve problems with a scope and level of difficulty beyond those experienced as a CWI.