Certified Resistance Welding Technician

CRWT Exam Preparation & Training

The new Certified Resistance Welding Technician (CRWT) credential, co-developed by AWS and RWMA, separates the qualified from the untested.

While additional training prior to taking the CRWT exam is not required, candidates are encouraged to leverage one or more AWS-authorized study methods. Each of these training options are – whether for individual or corporate training – comprehensive and can assist candidates in becoming familiar with content covered in the CRWT exam.

Learn more about the CRWT Exam >

AWS Certified Resistance Welding Training


The following training options are available for all CRWT candidates:

CRWT Seminar Only

Member: $620
Non-member: $830


All students will have access to 16 online modules to get a head start on resistance welding fundamentals prior to attending the seminar

smallYellowArrow  Participants will receive books cited by AWS Certification as necessary to the body of knowledge

  • C1.1M/C1.1:2019 ‐ Recommended Practices for Resistance Welding
  • RWMA Resistance Welding Manual, Revised 4th Ed., 2013
  • RWPH:2011 – Resistance Welding Pocket Handbook
  • A2.4:2012 ‐ Standard Symbols for Welding, Brazing, and Nondestructive Examination
  • C1.5:2019 ‐ Specification for the Qualification of Resistance Welding Technicians
  • QC20:2011 ‐ Specification for AWS Certification of Resistance Welding Technicians

smallYellowArrow   The seminar will be taught by a resistance welding expert

smallYellowArrow   The following topics will be covered during the CRWT training:

  • Definitions and terminology
  • Welding symbols related to RW
  • RW equipment including machine/tooling design
  • RW processes
  • Weld schedules
  • Weld quality
  • Destructive and non‐destructive testing
  • Resistance welding of steels, aluminum, and coated materials
  • Conversions and calculations
  • Welding procedures
  • Maintenance

smallYellowArrow   Instructional material includes:

  • Real‐world examples
  • Discussion questions

smallYellowArrow   The course schedule leaves ample time for participants to ask the instructor questions and further engage with the material

smallYellowArrow   The following material will be given to participants at the beginning of the seminar:

  • Printout of the entire slide deck the instructor will use to teach the seminar along with space for notes
  • Supplementary handouts filled with important information relating to resistance welding
  • Practice questions

CRWT Seminar and Certification Exam

Get the best of both worlds for 10% off the individually-purchased price!

Member: $855
Non-member: $1,140


Industry wide third‐party certification of resistance welding personnel

smallYellowArrow  Transferable between companies/employers

smallYellowArrow  High‐quality standardized exam validates any training programs against American National Standard ANSI/AWS C1.5 requirements

smallYellowArrow  Applicable to resistance welding in multiple industries: aerospace, automotive, appliances, and other sheet metal applications

smallYellowArrow  Exam covers the following topics:

  • Weld Equipment Setup including Machine/Tooling Design
  • Welding Processes and Schedules
  • Weld Quality and Testing including Destructive and Non‐destructive
  • Definitions and Terminology
  • Welding Symbols
  • Materials
  • Conversion and Calculations
  • Welding Procedures
  • Maintenance

smallYellowArrow  Two‐hour close book exam of 100‐110 questions

smallYellowArrow  Accessible at computer testing locations within 50 miles of 98% of AWS members in the U.S.

  • Most testing locations open 6 days a week, 7am to 7pm (actual days/times varies)
  • Online, real‐time scheduling
  • Testing locations available in over 95 countries
  • Seat fee including in pricing
  • Preliminary exam result given at conclusion of exam at site

smallYellowArrow  Price includes application processing and qualification, exam registration, delivery of results, and delivery of credentials.

smallYellowArrow  Requires recertification every 5 years through retest

smallYellowArrow  Go to aws.org for more information on certification >


On-Location Custom Training Package for Larger Groups or Organizations

On-Location Custom Package for Groups – Let AWS Bring the Classroom to You

AWS develops tailored instruction to ensure your staff gets the pre-exam certification training they need efficiently and economically.

  • AWS sends industry experts and educators directly to your location or a site of your choosing
  • Small or large class sizes are accommodated
  • Ensure your resistance welding technicians meet AWS qualifications
  • Build your resistance welding technicians’ skillsets and prepare them for the CRWT exam all at the same time
  • Eliminate travel costs by having it on or near your location
  • Gives you control of schedules

For more information on Custom Packages for Groups complete the online inquiry form here >
Or contact an AWS representative directly;
Sandra Jorgensen
Senior Sales Executive
sjorgensen@aws.org
(305) 443-9353 x 254



2020 Certified Resistance Welding Technician Exam / Seminar Schedule

CITY

STATE

CODE

INSTRUCTOR

COURSE

EXAM

DEADLINE

Detroit MI TBD Mar 24-25, 2020 Mar 10, 2020

Mobile AL TBD May 19-20, 2020 May 5, 2020

Cleveland OH TBD July 14-15, 2020 June 30, 2020

Nashville TN TBD Sept 22-23, 2020 Sept 8, 2020



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