Welder Performance Qualification

This endorsement demonstrates the bearer’s approval to qualify welders for certification according to AWS standards. 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 AWS seminar or perform self-study to become familiar with the Welder Performance Qualification subject matter. Candidates must correctly answer at least 70% of the exam questions in order to receive this endorsement.

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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.

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.

Seminar Information

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

This two-day seminar offers an in-depth review of qualifier responsibilities, requirements for test facilities, equipment, and materials, and how to prepare Procedure Qualification Records (PQRs) 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.



PRICING & PACKAGES

PACKAGE MEMBER PRICE NONMEMBER PRICE
WPQ1 Seminar $620 $705
WPQ1 Exam $395 $480
WPQ1 Seminar & Exam Package $880o $965
WPQ1 Retest $395 $395

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