Certified Welding Educator

Course Desciption

The AWS program for the certification of Welding Educators has been developed to define minimum standards for welding educators and to provide respected recognition for those who demonstrate the skills, knowledge, and experience needed:
• Welding educators understand welding training requirements; prepare instruction plans; conduct training classes; and evaluate student performance
• They may using prepared instructional materials or develop their own original instructional materials
• They are familiar with welding processes, welding procedures, welder qualifications, materials and the limitations of weld testing
• They must be able to read drawings, prepare records and develop reports

Exams for both a Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) and a Certified Welding Educator (CWE) are identical. However, the Part C – Code Book portion is not required for CWE certification. The CWI and CWE certifications may be earned simultaneously.


If you are a current SCWI, CWI or CAWI, and you meet the Certified Welding Educator criteria outlined below, no testing is required for the CWE certification. Simply:

  • Complete the CWE Short Form Application
  • Teach full or part-time in a classroom environment
  • Maintain a valid welder certificate
  • Obtain a written recommendation from your teaching supervisor that attests to your teaching qualifications and ability

Course Length: 8 days

Course Hours: 64

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