Welder Performance Qualifier

This endorsement assesses a candidate’s knowledge, skill, and ability to conduct welder performance qualification tests. CWIs and SCWIs seeking the Welder Performance Qualifier endorsement shall pass an open-book examination.

To prepare for the endorsement exam, candidates are encouraged to attend an online AWS seminar or perform self-study to become familiar with the Welder Performance Qualifier subject matter. Candidates must correctly answer at least 70% of the exam questions in order to receive this endorsement.

Seminar Information

The Welder Performance Qualifier Endorsement Seminar is a guided walk-through of best practices for performing a welder qualification test.

This online, instructor-led seminar offers an in-depth review of Qualifier responsibilities, requirements for test facilities, equipment, and materials, and how to prepare Welder Performance Qualification Records (WPQRs) and other integral documents. The seminar concludes with a full-length practice exam and a detailed, instructor-led review of each question and answer in order to better prepare attendees for test day.

UPCOMING WPQ IN-PERSON SCHEDULE

2-Day Seminar | Time: 8:00am to 5:00pm

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Topic

State

may 2023

02mayAll Day03WPQ Seminar & ExamPhoenix, AZ (TBD)Type:In-Person SeminarTopic:Welder Performance QualifierState:Arizona

september 2023

11sepAll Day12WPQ Seminar & ExamIronworker Local Union No. 492, 2524 Dickerson Road, Nashville, TN 37207Type:In-Person SeminarTopic:Welder Performance QualifierState:Tennessee

november 2023

07novAll Day08WPQ Seminar & ExamSan Diego, CA (TBD)Type:In-Person SeminarTopic:Welder Performance QualifierState:California

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Online, Instructor-Led Seminar

FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY

15% OFF

Member: $640 $544
Non-member: $725 $629

The registration options below are only for the WPQ1 Online, Instructor-Led Seminar package and do not include an exam.

December 5 – 8, 2022
(Monday – Thursday 12 – 4pm ET)


2023 Sessions

Session 1
March 13 – 16, 2023
(Monday – Thursday 12 – 4pm ET)

Session 2
June 12 – 15, 2023
(Monday – Thursday 12 – 4pm ET)

Session 3
November 6 – 9, 2023
(Monday – Thursday 12 – 4pm ET)

Online, Instructor-Led Seminar & Exam Package

Member: $970
Non-member: $1055

If you are interested in registering for the WPQ1 Online, Instructor-Led Seminar and Exam package, you will need to complete your check-out process on the Certification Portal.

December 5 – 8, 2022
(Monday – Thursday 12 – 4pm EST)


2023 Sessions

Session 1
March 13 – 16, 2023
(Monday – Thursday 12 – 4pm ET)

Session 2
June 12 – 15, 2023
(Monday – Thursday 12 – 4pm ET)

Session 3
November 6 – 9, 2023
(Monday – Thursday 12 – 4pm ET)



Who is this Endorsement For?

This endorsement is for any current CWI or SCWI who wishes to receive a credential that documents their knowledge, skills, and abilities to conduct welder performance qualification tests.

For the full Welder Performance Qualifier Endorsement Program Description, please click here.

CWI’s, SCWI’s and Recertification
For existing CWIs and SCWIs, successful completion of this endorsement can satisfy the re-examination requirements for 9-year recertification, provided that the endorsement is earned during the immediate 9-year period.



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