Join More Than 70,000 Members
This is your opportunity to enhance your
professional life through membership in the world’s leading materials
joining organization. AWS has created a new Membership to address the
needs of welders worldwide. The AWS Welder Membership
- Discounts on Welding Equipment/Tools of the Trade - Health Insurance
- Publications exclusively for welders - Discounts on auto
& home insurance
- On-line forum for welders - Discounts and access to dental plans,
prescriptions, disability insurance, identity theft plans and
Please see details below.
$82 (plus a
one-time $12 initiation fee)
Members can join for two-years for $139 (Save $25)
Discounts on car
rentals, insurance, credit cards and more.
meetings afford AWS Members the opportunity to exchange information and
tips, nurture professional contacts, and interact with other welding
fabricating industry professionals who have common interests, visions
and dreams. Learn more
about sections near you.
The FABTECH Showbrings some
together to view the latest innovations in materials joining.
More than 200 practical, in depth technical sessions and educational
programs further allow members to exchange information and share
solutions with their industry peers.
The AWS Forumsallows members to communicate
with others in the industry online. Post questions regarding your
welding and fabricating dilemmas and get feedback, instantly.
Visit the Welders'
Exchange Bulletin Board for welder specific issues.
AWS sponsors, through its Education Department and Conference Department, a
wide variety of conferences, seminars and symposiums throughout the
country. Nationally and internationally acclaimed welding experts
present papers of current interest in such areas as joining research,
NDT, welding inspection, AWS codes and standards, safety and health and
As an AWS Member, you can enhance your professional growth at
substantial savings. Similar savings are available on AWS Home
Study Courses and In-House Training. Throughout the year, local
Sections also offer numerous educational activities to members at
nominal cost. In addition, AWS Members may participate in
professional conferences in a number of foreign countries at special
member prices. Professional Development AWS Members receive deep discounts on more
than 120 technical training events every year. All AWS-sponsored
courses, clinics and conferences are noted for their expert
instruction, quality materials and participant satisfaction.
Access to widely recognized AWS
Certification programs designed to recognize and document
individual expertise and knowledge of specific industry
disciplines. AWS offers Members'-only discounts on Certification
on nearly a dozen different categories. Certification can mean
better pay, more job security, and recognition as one of the industry's
elite. Achieve the mark for materials-joining excellence with
Industry Periodicals & Publications The Welding Journal is the most widely
read professional publication serving the welding industry.
Bringing you the very latest information on new welding applications,
products, and methods, the magazine combines materials of immediate
practical use with the only peer-reviewed research articles on subjects
vital to the welding industry. *Note: Digital delivery of
the Welding Journal is
standard for AWS Members residing outside the U.S., Canada and
Mexico. A printed WJ is
available to international members. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
AWS Members also receive bi-annual issues of Product Literature Review, Welding
Marketplace, and American
A huge benefit for AWS Members is the 25% discount on 300+ AWS technical publications.
Choose from popular publications like the D1.1:06 Structural Welding
Code - Steel. With your AWS Members'-only discount, you could
save more than $90 on this publication alone... that's like getting
Membership for free! Technical
AWS website, www.aws.org,
puts AWS' vast resources at your fingertips. Browse the AWS
Consultant's Network, AWS
Buyer's Guide, and peruse through the newest AWS ShopOnline, and more.
Access TELEWELD at (800) 443-WELD, ext. 320, a free-service providing
answers to your technical questions you may have when you purchase any
In addition to
discounts on publications and registrations for conferences,
certifications and expositions, AWS Members can take advantage of
additional savings by participating in one of several Members'-only
programs. AWS Members can receive substantial discounts on Bank
credit card services and loan programs, automobile
insurance programs, automobile rentals and more! AWS Members also
have access to a health insurance program with plans to suit their
Special New Welder Member Offer
New AWS Welder Members not only get all
the money-saving benefits listed above, but join now, and get an AWS
Technical Publication for just $35 (up to a $112 value). Choose
from more than 20 publications including, Arc Welded Projects Vol. IV (nearly
75 welding projects), Jefferson's
Encyclopedia (CD-ROM only), Design and Planning Manual for
Cost-Effective Welding, Welding Handbook,
9th Ed., Vol. 1, or the
9th Ed., Vol. 2., The Welding Handbook, 9th Ed., Vol. 3,
The Welding Handbook, 9th Ed., Vol. 4,
Welding Metallurgy and more.
To see the full
list of publications that you can choose from, click
Bonus Offer: New
Welder Members can join for two-years and Save $25.