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    I know I could dig through the aws site and find this answer, but this is easier and more interesting.
    I have a guy working for me that had worked for the same company for 20 years as a journey man millwright and needs to get his his certification. He is a very good welder, actually a excellent welder-fabricator, but needs to get his cert. What does he need to do to test ? I couldnt even tell you where his knowledge comes from, I think it was on the job? or school probably 25 years ago. we are located in southern Wisconsin.

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    From what I've read, The company that wants the cert sends you to the testing lab to be tested. When I went to school the instructor was a cwi, he provided plates that we welded and took to a lab for testing.

    There are lots of different certs for different processes. positions, thicknesses, materials and so on. The weldor needs to know what cert he needs, and test for it

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    The actual AWS Base level cert. requires the welder to plasma cut multiple pieces of metal then set up an SMAW(shielded metal arc welding) welder and do beads then a butt and then a T weld after they must do the same for GMAW(gas metal arc welding) and FCAW(flux core arc welding)

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    Re: Plasma: Is that to ensure the person being tested knows to take the dross off before butt welding the coupons?

    We had an ironworker at school for dicing coupon stock, and my instructor was also a CWI. Plasma doesn't make much sense.
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    Has any one had their shop certified for the welding fabricator ? If so what all did that take-besides $1700 of your dollars ? The way I read it- you can certify the shop and not the individual employees ? But then after reading through all the print it seems that this is set up more for a larger scale fab shop and not a 3 employee or less shop ? Many of the questions on the check list I have to answer no to, it seems the paper work is looking more at the way the shop is structured with its employees then the actual welding being done. Not to mention this is a 3 year cert and requires another re-cert and $1600- yikes !

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    to become cert. I belive he will have to do a vert and a overhead bend test plate with 3/8" plate. 6010 for the root and 7018 for the face. hope I helped

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny View Post
    Has any one had their shop certified for the welding fabricator ? If so what all did that take-besides $1700 of your dollars ? The way I read it- you can certify the shop and not the individual employees ? But then after reading through all the print it seems that this is set up more for a larger scale fab shop and not a 3 employee or less shop ? Many of the questions on the check list I have to answer no to, it seems the paper work is looking more at the way the shop is structured with its employees then the actual welding being done. Not to mention this is a 3 year cert and requires another re-cert and $1600- yikes !

    This sounds like you are talking about AISC not AWS. AISC deals with steel fabrication standards and practices. AWS deals with welding and welding related issues, standards and practices.

    AWS requires each individual to be qualified. AWS has no provision to qualify groups as a whole.


    It would be helpful if you posted the material you are referring to, in this post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny View Post
    Has any one had their shop certified for the welding fabricator ? If so what all did that take-besides $1700 of your dollars ? The way I read it- you can certify the shop and not the individual employees ? But then after reading through all the print it seems that this is set up more for a larger scale fab shop and not a 3 employee or less shop ? Many of the questions on the check list I have to answer no to, it seems the paper work is looking more at the way the shop is structured with its employees then the actual welding being done. Not to mention this is a 3 year cert and requires another re-cert and $1600- yikes !
    Danny Hi;

    I don't know where you are from, as you choose not to tell us !!

    Where I'm from Ontario C.W.B. Certification ,to Certify My Shop is:

    For 1-3 Weldors ......... $2,940.00
    Then every Second Year ....... $1,480.50 for Certified Weldors !!

    ............ Norm :

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    Quote Originally Posted by dontommy900 View Post
    The actual AWS Base level cert. requires the welder to plasma cut multiple pieces of metal then set up an SMAW(shielded metal arc welding) welder and do beads then a butt and then a T weld after they must do the same for GMAW(gas metal arc welding) and FCAW(flux core arc welding)
    What ? No! Guess again. AWS has no "Base level cert".
    And what would the guy that has no access to plasma cutting do, sorry cant weld that today we have no plasma???




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    im from wisconsin just checked out what i got to get cert and it is use 7018 on 1/2 inch vertical up then bend test

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