Resistance Welding School

Certified Resistance Welding Technician

CRWT Exam Preparation & Training

A Certified Resistance Welding Technician (CRWT) possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to set up, maintain, and operate resistance welding equipment.

As such, the CRWT exam covers an array of resistance welding fundamentals and concepts needed to demonstrate mastery of these core skills.

To ensure that candidates are prepared for the CRWT exam, AWS has created a comprehensive, online seminar to arm attendees with the knowledge needed to take the exam with confidence. For more information on all that the training has to offer, please select an option below.

Learn more about the CRWT Exam >

In-Person Seminar Only

Member: $680
Non-Member: $905

In-Person Seminar + Exam

Member: $930
Non-Member: $1230





april 2024

24aprAll Day25CRWT Seminar & ExamTBD, Detroit, MIType:In-Person SeminarTopic:Certified Resistance Welding TechnicianState:Michigan

september 2024

18sepAll Day19CRWT Seminar & ExamTBD, Cleveland, OHType:In-Person SeminarTopic:Certified Resistance Welding TechnicianState:Ohio

Online Seminar Only

Member: $640
Non-member: $850
The API 1104 code book is not included with your seminar registration and must be purchased separately

The registration options below are only for the CRWT Seminar package and does not include an exam.

November 13 – 16, 2023
(Monday – Thursday 12 – 4pm EST)

Online Seminar & Exam Package

Member: $880
Non-member: $1165

If you are interested in registering for the CRWT Online Seminar and Exam package, you will need to complete your check-out process on the Certification Portal.

November 13 – 16, 2023
(Monday – Thursday 12 – 4pm EST)

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 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
(305) 443-9353 x 254

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