Certification Committee

Scope: To oversee all AWS Certification Programs. Certification Committee initiates and approves certification programs and makes sure that the programs are run according to the protocols (security, ethics, efficient operation) required for them.

Chair: George Hlifka
Vice Chair: Lyndsey M L Deckard
Second Vice Chair: Phil P A Grimm
Third Vice Chair: Richard R L Arn
Secretary: John Gayler

Upcoming Meeting Dates
August 2014 Certification Committee Meeting –
(All committee meetings are open to the public with the exception of the exam bank committee.)

City: Columbus, Ohio
Dates: August 21, 2014
Venue: Edison Welding Institute (EWI)
Address: 1250 Arthur E Adams Dr., Columbus, OH 43221
Phone: (614) 688-5000

Subcommittees and Programs overseen by the Certification Committee:

  • Subcommittee on the Code of Ethics
  • Subcommittee on Certification of Welding Engineers
  • Subcommittee on Certification of Welding Inspectors
  • Subcommittee on Supplemental CWI Inspection Programs
  • Subcommittee on Certification of Radiographic Interpreters
  • Subcommittee on Certification of Welding Fabricators
  • Subcommittee on Certification Examinations
  • Subcommittee on Auditing Accredited Test Facilities and Certified Welding Fabricators
  • Subcommittee on Accredited Test Facilities and Certification of Welders
  • Subcommittee on Certification of Robotic Arc Welding Personnel
  • Subcommittee on Certification of Welding Educators
  • Subcommittee on Certification of Structural Inspectors
  • Subcommittee on Certification of Resistance Welding Personnel
  • Subcommittee on Certification of Welding Supervisors
  • Subcommittee on Certification of Welding Sales Representatives
  • Subcommittee on Certification of Welding Technicians
  • Subcommittee on CWI of the Year

New programs the Certification Committee is researching and implementing

  • Part B Exam Re-design
  • Certification of Resistance Welding Technician
  • Penetrant Testing Endorsement
  • Revision of the QC1 standard
  • New QC47 standards for Accredited testing Facilities and Certified Welders
  • Welder Testing Endorsement
  • Welding Procedure Specification Endorsement
  • Magnetic Particles Testing Endorsement
  • Steel Erection/Fabrication Endorsement

If you are interested in joining the Certification Committee or any of its Subcommittees, please review the Certification Committee Membership & Duties Statement and proceed to submit the Certification Committee and Subcommittees application for consideration.

Thank you for your interest, on behalf of the Certification Committee and the AWS staff.