Certification Program for Robotic Arc Welding - Operators and Technicians
Come to Chicago and compete in an AWS Robotics Contest
Robotic welding professionals will compete at the FABTECH exhibition taking place in Chicago from November 18 to 21. Pre-screened candidates will take a simulated AWS Certified Robotic Arc Welding (CRAW) written examination and will participate in an actual CRAW performance examination with fully functional welding robots. The candidates will compete for recognition and free CRAW certification tuition covering training and examination.
To apply as a competitor, drop by the AWS booth or email this entry form to firstname.lastname@example.org
Technical Documents (pdf)
The AWS Certification Program for Robotic Arc Welding - Operators and Technicians (CRAW) allows many welding personnel employed in various welding sectors to measure themselves against standards for their occupation. It also signifies that the CRAW Operator or Technician has demonstrated the capability of working with various codes, standards, and specifications. Since proof of active practice or re-examination is required every three years, certification also signifies that the CRAW Operator or Technician is current with the welding industry.
View Welding Journal August 2011 article: Certification Program Emphasizes Safe Use of Robots
Requirements for CRAW Examination
*Current CWI certification is a requirement for the CRAW-T certification. Failure to achieve and/or maintain CWI certification will result in the CRAW-O certification ONLY.
This two-part exam is comprised of both a Part A - multiple-choice test consisting of 136 questions, and a Part B - Performance test that covers the practical demonstration of knowledge and ability involving a robotic system. A pass mark of 75% is required on Part A in order to meet the minimum requirements for certification as CRAW Operator or Technician.
Both parts of the exam will be conducted at the same AWS Approved Test Site.
ALL APPLICANTS MUST SUCCESSFULLY PASS THE TWO-PART CRAW EXAMINATION
IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE CERTIFICATION