AWS Seminars for Certific...

Pre-Certification Preparatory Seminars
AWS offers the following preparatory seminars for certification exams:
The Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) certification is widely recognized, both nationally and internationally, in the welding industry. Successful companies have come to rely on this AWS certification when ensuring the highest level of quality workmanship.
  • Certified Welding Inspector 9-Year Recertification
Preparation for a 9-Year Recertification Exam (CWI Part B: Practical Applications) can be done by taking an AWS Visual Inspection Workshop. This one-day course is offered the day before the exam at most exam sites.
  • Certified Welding Educator
Welding Educator (CWE) certification can be prepared for by taking the Welding Technology Workshop and Visual Inspection Workshop portions of the CWI seminar week.
The Certified Welding Supervisor seminar was developed to teach individuals the mastery that welding supervisors must be capable of demonstrating. This five-day course focuses on the knowledge a supervisor needs to support improvement of the welders' environment, productivity, throughput, weld quality and safety. Participants will learn the science rather than the art of welding for a better control of variables in the welding process. This program focuses on the economics of welding and is the first AWS program designed to enhance the profit margins of welding fabrication companies.
AWS provides a seminar program to prepare candidates to be certified as radiographic interpreters (CRI).  The certification program is designed to provide evidence of the ability of individuals to properly assess welding-related indications produced on radiographic film and related media. If your job responsibilities include reading and interpreting weld radiographs, this program is for you. You'll learn proper film exposure, correct selection of IQIs, characterization of indications, and use of acceptance criteria as expressed in the AWS, API, and ASME codes.
AWS conducts seminars to prepare individuals for certification as welding sales representatives (CWSR).  The certification program is designed to provide evidence of the ability of individuals to function effectively as sales representatives in the welding industry.

An online seminar and exam for this program can be taken at

AWS offers custom programs to fit your needs. Get a guaranteed combination of superior education plus convenience and affordability with one of our customized seminars.

This type of seminar is currently available for U.S. customers only. (International customers please contact or 305-443-9353 extension 472 for assistance.)


AWS Policies and Fees

In an effort to assist individuals attending our programs, AWS contracts a special rate with the hotel where the program is being held.  The rate cut-off date is 30 days from the seminar start date.  When submitting your application, please keep in mind that sometimes due to circumstances beyond our control, you might not receive hotel information on time.  Therefore, it is your responsibility to contact AWS and obtain the necessary information.  AWS does not guarantee the rates will be honored if reservations are done after the hotel's cut-off date.

Note: AWS reserves the right to cancel any event at its reasonable discretion.  In the event of cancellation by AWS, registration fees will be refunded in full.  AWS shall have no further liability.

What Are People Saying About AWS Prep Courses?

"Our instructor at the preparatory seminar did a great job and really helped us to have a much better understanding in all areas. The class is money well spent."

"The AWS CWI exam is an excellent test and it's a certification that I am proud to carry."

"I'll have anyone who reads this know I am proud and excited to have attained the CWI status."

"I deal with multiple client specifications on a daily basis and one requirement that has become more frequent is that a CWI be required to sign off on the visual inspection of our product, which is pipe fabrication."

"Dave Diaz was my instructor. I received very high marks on my test and attribute that to his abilities as a teacher."

"The instructor, Scott Helzer, did an excellent job of preparing the candidates."

"Your staff responded quickly, courteously, and I felt that they wanted me to become a member and achieve CWI status. In short, they were great!"