Course – 30 days
Exam – 10 more days
Approximately 23 hours
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Welding Sales Representative Seminar
Presented in 12 interactive and engaging modules, this seminar is perfect for both inside and outside salespeople, distributors, manufactures, supervisors, managers, and any other professional that wants to gain a technical understanding of welding principles, methodology, equipment, consumables, and variables.
The AWS Welding Sales Representative Seminar is divided into 13 interactive modules:
MODULE 0 – Introduction
MODULE 1 – Standard Welding Terms and Definitions
MODULE 2 – Safety in Welding, Cutting, and Related Processes
MODULE 3 – Shielding Gas Application
MODULE 4 – Electrical Requirements of Welding Power Supplies
MODULE 5 – Shielded Metal Arc Welding
MODULE 6 – Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
MODULE 7 – Gas Metal Arc Welding
MODULE 8 – Flux Cored Arc Welding
MODULE 9 – Submerged Arc Welding
MODULE 10 – Welding Procedures & Procedure Qualification Records
MODULE 11 – Cutting Processes
MODULE 12 – Brazing and Soldering
Who should take this seminar?
How much do I need to know to qualify for this course?
- Uses of welding equipment and supplies
- Directing sales of welding supplies and equipment
- Practicing appropriate sales ethics
- Determining customer needs
- Providing customer support
- Basic knowledge in the application of industrial gases for welding and cutting processes including the safe handling and storage of industrial gases
- Basic knowledge and safe practices of welding processes such as gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW), flux cored arc welding (FCAW), shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), and submerged arc welding (SAW)
- Technical knowledge to determine when a welding procedure is required for a given application
- Technical knowledge to assist in selecting the most appropriate welding or cutting process for a given application
- Basic knowledge of when the application or use of hardfacing or corrosion resistant overlay is to be used
- Basic knowledge and safe practices of cutting processes, including mechanical and various thermal (oxyacetylene, plasma, etc.) processes
- Basic knowledge of brazing and soldering processes and their filler materials
Education and Experience Requirements
- Be a high school graduate or hold a state or military approved high school equivalency diploma (e.g., GED).
- Have no fewer than two years of experience in an occupational function in direct relation to the sales of welding equipment, cutting equipment, and supplies and other related services.
- Have a training certificate of completion for welding processes, cutting processes, and filler metal if he or she has less than five years of experience in an occupational function in direct relation to the sales of welding equipment, cutting equipment, and supplies and other related services. Completion of the Welsing Sales Representative seminar fulfills this requirement.
- Provide verifiable evidence the requirements of (1), (2), and (3) above have been met.
Recommended Examination Subjects and Weights
|Examination Subject||Subject Weight (%)*|
|Gas metal arc welding (GMAW)||9%|
|Gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW)||9%|
|Flux-cored arc welding (FCAW)||9%|
|Shielded metal arc welding (SMAW)||9%|
|Submerged arc welding (SAW)||4%|
|Safety in welding, cutting, and related processes||4%|
|Safety in gas cylinder storage and handling||2%|
|Brazing and soldering||4%|
|AWS filler metal classification guidelines||9%|
|Shielding gas applications||9%|
|Welding terms and definitions||9%|
|Welding fume extracting and ventilation||4%|
|Basic electrical requirements of welding power supplies||4%|
|Welding procedures and procedure qualification records||2%|
|*Percentages indicate the minimum suggested percentage in each subject to be included in the examination, therefore the total given is less than 100%.|