Certification Search

Certification Quik Check

AWS’s Free Online Certification Verification Service

Please enter a Certification number below, along with the last name of the individual to be verified. The certification number can be found on a wallet card or wall certificate provided by the individual. The search will return the certification number, name and expiration date for each certification held by that individual.

Alternatively, you may search using the individual's information to view all certifications
AWS strongly suggests that the certification identity be verified with a government issued photo identification card, such as a driver’s license.
How to interpret the Certification number to determine the level of certification
Key
1 = CWI
2 = CAWI eligible for upgrade*
3 = cwi by upgrade*
4 = CAWI
5 = CWI through CWSIP
7 = CWI through Reciprocity
8 = SCWI
E = CWE
G = CWENG
I = SIE/Endorsement
N = CRI
O = CRAWO
R = CWSR
S = CWS
T = CRAWT
Visual Acuity Codes
CB = Color blind
NF = No eye form
NQ = Not qualified
NR = Not required
OB = Without correction/Color blind
OC = Without correction/Color vision
WB = With correction/Color blind
WC = With correction/Color vision
CAUTION: AWS QC1:2007, Standard for AWS Certification of Welding Inspectors, section 4.4 states:
4.4 The CAWI shall be able to perform inspections, under the direct supervision of a SCWI or CWI within visible and audible range, and as defined for the AWI as in AWS B5.1, Specification for the Qualification of Welding Inspectors. It is the SCWI or CWI, however, who has responsibility for certifying that welded assemblies conform to workmanship and acceptance criteria.

Learn more about the AWS CWI program