Welding is an essential part of everyday life. As a welding professional, you know that behind every bridge, building, pipeline, or land, space and marine transport, there is more. Safety, ingenuity, and technology play a crucial part in every weld that joins the world together. When you earn an AWS certification, you're earning a badge of honor.
Being AWS Certified demonstrates your commitment to welding excellence and professional growth, mastering the skill sets required to uphold vigorous industry standards. AWS Certified means that in an essential and competitive industry, you have an advantage, can become a leader among your peers and earn a better living, even in times of economic insecurity.
When you sponsor AWS certification of your staff, you help cultivate the future of the welding workforce. You improve the quality of workmanship within your organization. You support the industry that improved and advanced your career. And you pay it forward because that’s what our industry does.
Becoming AWS Certified is an outstanding way to help accelerate your career, prepare to train the next generation and help you attain credibility in the welding industry. These three short videos below capture one AWS Member’s thoughts on how crucial each certification is to the welding industry and how they’ve contributed to his success.
While AWS is known primarily for its Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) credential, we offer ten more, each one focusing on a different specialty or career path. We also have thirteen endorsements for CWIs and SCWIs to supplement their credential in specific areas of interest. To support you as you prepare for your certification exam, we offer a variety of in-person and online courses, letting you choose the format and timeframe best suited to your learning style.