AWS CWI 9-Year Recertification
9-Year Recertification by Accumulated Continuing Education:
Continuing Education: If you have kept yourself up to date in the inspection profession by attending classes and seminars related to welding, your education requirements may be satisfied. You need 80 contact hours (PDHs) of seminars or courses that meet the requirements of QC1 Sections 16. Twenty of the 80 PDHs must have been earned during the last three years of your nine-year certification period. AWS sponsored endorsement exams, conferences, courses, or working on an AWS technical committees can also earn PDHs. AWS’s Structural Bolting Inspection endorsement can earn you 20 PDHs toward your recertification. A PDH credit is based on each contact hour of activity. A contact hour shall consist of not less than 50 minutes of instruction. One CEU is equivalent to 10 PDHs. Documentation must be in accordance with QC1:, Standard for AWS Certification of Welding Inspectors Section 16.
The course content must be in one or more of the subject areas as defined in the Education and Experience Requirements of the B5.1, Specification for the Qualification of Welding Inspectors Section 5. A maximum of 80 PDHs are allowed for any one course and no course may be repeated for credit within any nine year period. Certificates of completion, diplomas, or transcripts must be submitted with your application. Trainers who want to substitute teaching hours for the required PDHs must submit documentation of the hours of training performed and course curriculum.
ANDTS offers candidates the opportunity to recertify by Accumulated Continuing Education by completing our Special Offer courses.