CWI Seminar/Exam Registra...

If you will be taking the CWI Examination you MUST complete the CWI Exam application form. You can download this form from the certification documents page. Registration for the seminar DOES NOT automatically qualify you to take the CWI examination.  

  1. By Phone: To order a book only, contact WEX (World Engineering Xchange) toll free at (888) WELDING (935-3464) or (305)826-6192  or at
To register for a seminar only, call (800) 443-9353, Ext. 455.

To request an application for CWI exam qualification, call Ext. 273.

  1. By FAX: Complete the exam prep course Registration Form and fax to AWS Conferences and Seminars Department, (305) 648-1655.

  2. By Mail: Complete the exam prep course Registration Form and send to AWS. Complete the CWI Application form and send to AWS Certification Department.

  3. Online: Click here to register online.

Everyone Can Benefit from Attending an AWS Exam Prep Course
All professionals can benefit from attending an AWS seminar. AWS examinations and seminars meet the highest standards for professionalism and technical expertise. These CWI examination preparation seminars are proven and sponsored by the American Welding Society, which publishes welding codes and standards used worldwide.

CWI Seminar and Exam Schedule
Course Schedule
D1.1 Code Clinic Sunday; 1 p.m.- 5 p.m.
Monday; 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
API 1104 Code Clinic Monday; 1 p.m.- 5 p.m.
Welding Inspection Technology Tuesday-Thursday; 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Visual Inspection Workshop Friday; 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Exam Saturday; report for exam at 7:30 a.m.

You'll receive a registration confirmation indicating prep course or exam date, site and hotel information. Check it for accuracy. You will also receive an exam confirmation. Check it for accuracy.

Special Hotel Rates
The hotel registration information will be included in your seminar or exam confirmation package. Please call the hotel and refer to the AWS room block to ensure you receive the contracted rates negotiated by the AWS travel agency, Business Travel Advisors.

Complimentary Meals
Complimentary group luncheon is included each day, a valuable opportunity to network with your peers.

Special Considerations
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, AWS strives to accommodate all participants with special needs. Please inform the AWS Education Services Department at (800) 443-9353, Ext 455

PLEASE NOTE: Registering to attend one of the exam prep courses does not automatically qualify you to take the AWS certification exam. The exam application must be submitted separately to the Certification Department six weeks prior to the exam date you have selected.

Call to request an application to qualify for the exam at (800) 443-9353, Ext. 273, or download the CWI application from our web site (

Tax Deductible
The IRS grants an income tax reduction for educational expenses, cost of travel, meals and lodging if the purpose is to maintain or improve skills required in one's employment, trade or business; or to meet specific requirements for an employer or law imposed as a condition for employment.

AWS Membership
Your AWS Membership will become active after the completion of the exam prep course and/or exam.

Please allow up to 6 weeks for the Certification Department to assess your exam application. If you're eligible, you become an exam candidate, and a test site and date will be confirmed. The three-part exam includes: a closed-book exam on fundamentals, an open-book exam on the requirements of a fabrication standard, and a hands-on weld inspection test.