D17.1 Code Clinic


Member: $131
Non-member: $175

Access to Course Materials

Course – 30 days
Exam – 10 more days

Course Length & Earnings

Approximately 4 hours
4 PDHs / 0.4 CEUs


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American Welding Society Welding Codes

D17.1 Code Clinic (Specifications for Fusion Welding for Aerospace Applications)

The AWS D17.1 Code Clinic provides a detailed road map through the D17.1, Specifications for Fusion Welding for Aerospace Applications code. This comprehensive, 4-hour course employs easy-to-understand language, audio narration, and guided questions to help participants familiarize themselves with the code. Presented in 17 short modules, participants will learn to quickly locate important clauses, charts, and tables in time sensitive testing or working environments.

The American Welding Society is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is accredited to issue the IACET CEU.


Approximately 4 hours of instruction divided into 17 easily manageable modules.

Participants can access the course 24/7 from any computer with an internet connection.

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Pause, advance, and rewind navigation features give users complete control over their learning experience.

Audio narration, animated graphics and video footage make even the most complex topics engaging and easy-to-understand.

Interactive elements, practice problems, and quizzes facilitate the mastery of concepts and measure content retention.

Course content was developed by industry experts and AWS learning professionals.

Users can speak to an AWS instructor during the optional weekly question and answer teleconference.

AWS customer support Monday through Friday 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM EST.


MODULE 1 – Introduction to the D17.1 Code Clinic

MODULE 2 – Understanding the D17.1 Code Applications Exam

MODULE 3 – Understanding the D17.1 Code: An Overview

MODULE 4 – Clause 1: Scope and General Requirements

MODULE 5 – Clause 2: Normative References

MODULE 6 – Clause 3: Terms and Definitions

MODULE 7 – Clause 4: Design of Welded Connections

MODULE 8 – Clause 5: Welding Performance and Procedure Qualification

MODULE 9 – Clause 6: Fabrication

MODULE 10 – Clause 7: Inspection

MODULE 11 – Clause 8: Repair of Existing Structures

MODULE 12 – Clause 9: Nonflight Hardware

MODULE 13 – Attacking the Question

MODULE 14 – Using Navigation Tools

MODULE 15 – Text, Table, and Figure

MODULE 16 – Tabbing and Highlighting

MODULE 17 – Test Taking Tips


How much do I need to know before taking this course?

No previous knowledge is required. This course is designed to guide you in navigating and reading the D17.1 code in clear, easy-to-understand language and easily digestible chunks of information. Participants will learn to quickly locate important paragraphs, charts and tables, which is crucial to navigating the code in a timed testing environment and time sensitive working conditions.

Who should take this course?

The AWS D17.1 online course is ideal for persons preparing to sit for the CWI exam and have selected D17.1 for the code book portion (Part C of the CWI exam). The course is also ideal for active CWIs interested in familiarizing themselves with the aerospace code as part of their efforts to comply with the requirements for 9-year recertification. Please visit CWI certification for more information about 9-year recertification. Of course, non-CWIs interested in enhancing their educational credentials will also benefit from this self-paced, online program.

How long do I have to complete this course?

Participants have access to the course content 24-hours a day for a period of 30 days from the date of registration. After this 30-day period, participants will have an additional 10 days to pass the practice exam. The exam can be activated before the end of the 30-day period if the participant has completed all the modules.

Does this course include a completion exam?

Yes. Upon completion of the final course module, participants are prompted to take an online exam designed to evaluate their comprehension of the subject matter. The online practice exam consists of 50 multiple-choice questions and must be completed within a 2-hour period. Participants who do not attain the 75% passing score may attempt to retake the exam a second time. Participants who attain a score of 75% or more on the practice exam earn an AWS Certificate of Completion and 4 Professional Development Hours (PDHs). The AWS Certificate of Completion can be downloaded and printed directly from the webpage.

Do I need to purchase any other materials?

Yes. This course is designed to be used in conjunction with the D17.1 code book. Using the code book helps participants replicate and practice the navigational strategies that are required to successfully complete the open book portion (Part C) of the CWI exam.

Do I receive Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for completing this course?

Yes. Participants who receive a score of 75% or above on the practice exam will receive an AWS Certificate of Completion and 4 Professional Development Hours (PDHs).

Can I use these Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for recertification?

Yes. Professional Development Hours (PDHs) earned through AWS online courses can be applied towards recertification, provided the PDHs are earned during the certification period. Persons who successfully complete this online course will receive 4 PDHs. Candidates who pass the AWS D17.1 endorsement exam will receive 40 PDHs. NOTE: The AWS D17.1 endorsement exam is not offered online as part of this course. Click here for more information about the D17.1 Endorsement.

Do I receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for completing this course?

IACET Accredited - AWS LearningYes. Participants that receive a score of 75% or above on the Completion Exam will receive an AWS Certificate of Completion and 0.4 IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
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Can I use these Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for recertification?

IACET Accredited - AWS LearningYes. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) earned through AWS online courses can be applied towards recertification provided the CEUs are earned during the certification period.
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Will this course help prepare me for the Certified Welding Inspector Exam?

No. This course is designed as a walk through of the 2010 edition of AWS D17.1. Part C of the CWI exam has since been updated to the 2017 edition.

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