Johnson College, in partnership with Earlbeck Gases & Technologies, is an AWS Accredited Test Facility (ATF).Welding certification is one of the most commonly misunderstood things in our industry. There is not a single welding certification test that will certify you to weld everything, or certify you for all applications of a specific welding process (MIG, TIG, or Stick). Certification testing is done to a specific code, which is selected based on your application and job requirements.
Welding codes are written for a particular industry or product type such as Structural Steel, Sheet Metal, Aluminum or Stainless Steel; Boilers, Pressure Vessels and Piping Systems; Aerospace Welding; and many more. Each of these codes requires a welder to prove they are qualified by passing a Welder Performance Qualification Test. This is a practical exam that tests your ability to make quality welds, and there is no written test for any commonly used code.
Testing is held at the Johnson College welding facility on Friday afternoons. Appointments are required.