Reciprocity Program Information
Canadian Welding Inspectors (CWB)
Under the Reciprocity Program, these individuals are eligible for the Certified Welding Inspector or Certified Associate Welding Inspector certification.
To apply for Reciprocity, please complete the Reciprocity Application (Be sure to check the “1st Time Reciprocity” box in the upper left hand corner of the application). Attach a copy of your CWB certificate card that confirms you are certified to the Canadian Standard CSA W178.2 and shows a current expiration date.
Israeli Welding Inspectors (INWC)
AWS will solely be responsible for issuing CWI certification materials. If the INWC welding inspector wishes to maintain their AWS certification independently, they must apply as a new candidate to AWS, pay full fees, and submit to the full requirements of certification (QC1: Standard for AWS Certification of Welding Inspectors).
To apply for Reciprocity, please complete the Reciprocity Application (Be sure to check the “1st Time Reciprocity” box in the upper left hand corner of the application). Attach a copy of your ICWI certificate card that confirms you are ICWI certified and shows a current expiration date.
The standard processing time is six weeks and applicants will be notified AFTER your application has been received.
If you choose to mail your application via overnight delivery, please mail directly to:
American Welding Society
Please retain a copy of your completed application for your records.
Please refer to the AWS Price List and the AWS Exam Cancellation Refund Policies and other Fees for all applicable fees. Be sure to complete the Method of Payment section on the application. All checks and money orders must be in U.S. currency and made payable to AWS. Payment must accompany your application. CERTIFICATION DOCUMENTATION WILL NOT BE MAILED UNTIL PAYMENT HAS BEEN FULLY SATISFIED.
If there any questions or concerns regarding the Reciprocity process, please feel free to contact the AWS Certification Department at: 1-305-443-9353, ext. #273. Our Certification Coordinators are available to assist you Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.