Miller Electric

Welding Discussion Forums

Home » Resources » Communities » Welding Discussion Forums
 
Miller Welding Discussion Forums - Powered by vBulletin

Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Appleton WI
    Posts
    59

    Default certification in WI

    I'm looking to get certified, but am unsure as to how to get it. I was on the AWS website and it doesn't show a testing facility in WI. Anybody from WI, especially northeast WI shed some light on this subject for me? Any info would be greatly appreciated

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    wisconsin
    Posts
    836

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by 2much2do View Post
    I'm looking to get certified, but am unsure as to how to get it. I was on the AWS website and it doesn't show a testing facility in WI. Anybody from WI, especially northeast WI shed some light on this subject for me? Any info would be greatly appreciated
    What kind of certification are you looking for?
    Im in the Oshkosh area and know of places around here that test etc. based on what you need. Let me know

    -Aaron
    "Better Metalworking Through Research"

    Miller Dynasty 300DX
    Miller Dynasty 200DX
    Miller Spectrum 375 extreme
    Miller Millermatic Passport

    Miller Spot Welder
    Motor-Guard stud welder

    Smith, Meco, Oxweld , Cronatron, Harris, Victor, National, Prest-o-weld, Prest-o-lite, Marquette, Century Aircraft, Craftsman, Goss, Uniweld, Purox, Linde, Eutectic, and Dillon welding torches from 1909 to Present. (58 total)

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Appleton WI
    Posts
    59

    Default

    Well, all my work is mig and tig. 95% being mig. I'm 100% self taught so forgive me if this isn't enough info for you. I don't know a whole lot about the certification process.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    12

    Default

    That brings up a good point, what happens if you weld (without certification) and something goes wrong -- compared to welding something with certification (and something goes wrong.) How many of you "weld shop" guys are certified? How much certification is needed?? I know I'm not going to weld up a 4 wheel rock crawler and let someone take it for racing, but what are the limits?

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Appleton WI
    Posts
    59

    Default

    I would imagine you're just as liable either way. Don't know for sure. But main reason I want to pursue it is to open up more doors careerwise. I think I'm starting to "outgrow" my job abilitywise.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    12

    Default

    Lincoln offers some great courses in Cleveland Ohio. You can take a one week course or you can take the big course that lasts 15 weeks. You can get certified through them. You have to pay for hotel (special rate), but you get a certification that is nationally recognized. Check it out:

    http://www.lincolnelectric.com/knowl...ng/weldschool/

    Might be a cool way to do it, one week at a time. I may do a class next year.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Alaska
    Posts
    732

    Default

    This applies only to AWS and the USA.


    The AWS certification process is nothing more than a system of affidavit attesting to someone going through the process of proving making an acceptable, produced to a specific procedure.


    That said nothing in AWS D1.1 sets out who can attest to someone passing a certification test.
    I as the owner of my company can and do test my self signing my own certification paperwork including procedures and qualification records.

    So anyone can test to AWS D1.1 and self certify.
    TJ______________________________________

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Welding Projects

Special Offers: See the latest Miller deals and promotions.