American Welding Society

Recognized as welding's leading authority, AWS is committed to excellence. AWS offers numerous certifications, programs and services for the welding professional. From welder to engineer; employer to employee; domestic to international; find all the useful information you need on the AWS Certification Web pages... Go

Recognized experts are secured for AWS-sponsored conferences and seminars held at convenient, affordable sites around the U.S. As with all AWS products and services, members are entitled to a substantial 25% discount. AWS programs have earned an unprecedented 97% excellent-good rating from attendees. These programs are excellent venues to keep employees informed and productive. Go

Learn from the leader! AWS education seminars deliver maximum opportunities with the industry's best instructors, course materials. and programs. Prepare today for certifications and tomorrow's careers with schedules and locations to fit every need. Go

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The annual FABTECH show is the largest gathering of industry professionals on the continent. Join the convergence of a $40 billion industry and witness this mega-event of machinery, technology, instruction, research and more! Seminars, roundtables, lectures, special events and hands-on experience representatives guarantee this to be the Welding Event of the year.

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The AWS Foundation, along with Section support, has surpassed $400,000 in scholarship and fellowship funding. The student loan program, initiated only a short time ago, has already helped many students with low-interest-rate loans. Support your industry by supporting our students. Visit the Foundation to find out more about scholarships! Go

The rewards and benefits of membership in the world's premier welding society are endless. Belonging to something larger than yourself extends your resources to new avenues of opportunity, and capabilities to new levels of achievement. A variety of membership categories are crafted to ensure optimum opportunity for the individual, student, small business, educational institute, and corporate member. Join the power of over 50,000 industry professionals...members of the American Welding Society. Go

Research & Studies
AWS brings you a variety of research and study projects. Partnering with government, private institutes and individuals, the future begins with research and study today. Go

Over 1,400 professionals currently serving on more than 200 technical committees, dedicated to the development of consensus standards under the rules of ANSI. Accredited by ANSI to publish American National Standards on welding, AWS also administrates the U.S. technical advisory groups (TAGs) to ISO/TC44, Welding and allied processes, and most of the ISO/TC44 subcommittees, as well as being the Authorized National Body (ANB) to the International Institute of Welding (IIW). AWS also holds the secretariats of three ISO/TC44 subcommittees and one working group.

Be part of this influence on national and international standards by supporting participation on an AWS committee or TAG, or by enlisting in the AWS-sponsored American Council of IIW. Go

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