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Certified Welding & Testing

The Certification of Student Welders


This program trains and qualifies welding instructors on visual weld inspection and welder qualification testing according to applicable welding standards. Participants will obtain proper qualification and certification to witness welder qualification testing, visual inspection of test weldments and subsequent destructive testing of welded coupons.


Candidates for this program must be teachers employed by a state funded educational institution with direct responsibilities involving the delivery of welding education. Teachers, regardless of experience, education or industry credentials, must attend a 24 hour welding examiner training course and complete the three associated examinations.

Certification Options:

  • *API 1104 Pipeline Welding Code
  • *ASNT Level IIr VT
  • AWS D1.1 Structural Steel Weld Code
  • AWS D9.1 Sheet Metal Welding Code
  • *AWS SENSE Level 1 or 2
  • *AWS QC-7 Certified Welder (CW)
  • *Oxy-Fuel Torch Operator

* Requires additional training and testing

Steps to begin:

  1. Attend a three day training session passing all associated exams- (Dates posted on this website)
  2. Conduct welder testing according to the most recent version of lesson plans on this website
  3. Fill out the newest version of the welder qualification application form found on this website
  4. Remain actively engaged by annually testing or attending training


  1. The lesson plans and application forms may be obtained on his website using the appropriate passcode assigned during training.
  2. Welder qualification/certification documentation are tracked on this website using the student ID number assigned during testing.

Required Information: (If any of the following information is missing, the application will be rejected)

  1. Student name and school ID number or similar number with at least 5 digits
  2. School name and mailing address if this is where correspondence is to be sent
  3. Test witness name (instructor) and contact information
  4. Test position, welding process and code to which testing was done. For groove indicate with or without backing. For fillet indicate with single pass or multi-pass.
  5. Indicate the welding test date which must be within 6 months of the date in which welder qualification test info is submitted.
  6. Indication the number of the lesson plan used during testing.
2023 Training Events
  1. Welder Certifications & Teacher Training
    Brownsville, Texas
    March 7-9, 2023
  2. Teacher Certification Workshop
    Region 9 Wichita Falls
    August 3-4, 2023
  3. Welder Certification Rodeo
    Wichita Falls TX
    April 20-21, 2023
  4. Teacher Certification Workshop, Practical Portion
    Wichita Falls TX
    April 21, 2023
  5. Basic Welding Certification
    ESC Region 13, Austin TX
    May 31-June 2, 2023
  6. AWS CWI CWE Prep Class
    Edison Welding Institute
    June 5-9, 2023 Portions Online
  7. Basic Welding Certification
    Texas A&M University
    June 12-14, 2023
  8. Teacher Certification Workshop
    R15, San Angelo State U.
    june 12-14, 2023
  9. Basic Welding Certification
    ESC R7 Kilgore TX
    June 21-23, 2023
  10. Advanced Welding Certification
    ESC R16 Amarillo TX
    June 26-28, 2023
2023 Proposed Events
  1. For more information on training classes, email us at weldinfo@certweldtest.com
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