Steel Welding | AWS D1.1 Certification

Steel WeldingThe American Welding Society, AWS, has been the leading nonprofit organization focusing to advance the science, technology, and application of steel welding and cutting processes.

Issuing eight industry recognized program certification categories, including welding inspector (CWI) and fabricator (CW) program to name a few. A welder who successfully qualifies to AWS certification has been tested on procedures used in the structural steel, petroleum pipelines, sheet metal, and chemical refinery welding industries.

Successful companies have come to rely on a certified welding inspector (CWI) to ensure the highest level of quality workmanship.

Steel welding is a valuable commodity used in industrial to residential projects, so the value of welding in today’s world is essential.

Steel Welding | AWS D1.1 Certification

Various types of metal require specialized care, so the AWS D1.1 certification is vital.

Becoming AWS D1.1 certified is an excellent way for companies to prove that they possess the skills and knowledge to successfully implement high-quality welding work.

The American Welding Society certification guarantees structural integrity, longevity, and reliability in all buildings and projects.

At MSI, the businesses we work with look for this type of initiative and give consideration to welders who are AWS D1.1 Certified.

We always ensure quality performance and innovative processes.


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The welding world is growing at an exponential rate. With each new individual who discovers a passion for the arc, there is a pressing need to develop synchronicity within the industry through the use of standards.

What is a Standard?
Simply stated, a standard is a document used repeatedly as a rule, guideline or definition. It is developed by a committee of experts who work within different areas of a particular industry – this ensures that the standard is well-rounded.

All AWS standards are approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). This means that during the standards development process, AWS follows a strict set of rules and requirements that serve to govern not only the standards approval process, but also all of the technical committees responsible for their maintenance.

Specialized Volunteers
AWS standards are supported by volunteers who specialize in various industries and processes: structural, aerospace, railroad, automotive, robotics, shipbuilding and marine, bridges, heavy equipment, piping and tubing, sheet metal, brazing, soldering, plastics, thermal spray, welding product manufacturers, and general applications. AWS also publishes numerous standards and publications on safety and health in welding.

Continued Collaboration
Our publications are developed through a consensus process that brings together over 1,500 volunteers representing varied viewpoints and interests in our 200+ committees, subcommittees and task groups. Purchasing information for all AWS standards and other technical publications is available at the bookstore.