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Welder Candidate Package
AWS QC-7 NATIONAL WELDER CERTIFICATION
The AWS Certified Welder program is a performance based program with no prerequisite certifications required. Impact Institute has been accredited by the American Welding Society under QC-4 to perform Qualifications of Welders in accordance with QC-7 since 2010.

The AWS Certified Welder program was established to allow individual welders an opportunity to perform a welding skill test at an Accredited Test Facility and after acceptable completion, placed on the national registry with the American Welding Society.

Your final cerification provides " transferrable" credentials that you may take with you wherever you go.

To begin the process for welder certification, you should:

1. Contact Impact Institute and obtain and read a copy of the standard AWS QC-7 an applicable supplements that include fit-up, assembly, and positioning.
2. Decide which welding test you would like to perform, since we offer many procedures already establish for GMAW and SMAW on plate.
3. Schedule a Test Date with the certification lab.
4. You will receive your qualification card and supply of certification maintenance forms from AWS Certification Dept. in four - six weeks. You must submitt your certification maintenance forms every six months along with a maintenance fee for your certification to remain vaild. To obtain these forms and fee amounts, you can visit the AWS website. www.aws.org

The Purpose of this standard for the AWS Welder is:

1. To determine the ability of welders to deposit sound welds in accordance with the standardized requirements.
2. To imposs sufficent controls on the documentation and maintenance of certification to allow transfer between employers without requalification, where allowed by standard or contract document.
3. For Prices and to learn about becoming an AWS QC-7 Certified Welder, Contact Patrick Perkins at pperkins@fcavc.org or 260-343-2567.

Certifications Offered

1G GMAW limited thickness D1.1 AWS certification test.
2G GMAW limited thickness D1.1 AWS certification test.
3G GMAW limited thickness D1.1 AWS certification test.
4G GMAW limited thickness D1.1 AWS certification test.
3G & 4G all position limited thickness D1.1 AWS certification test.
Arg/CO2/O2 shielding .035 ER70S-6.

Two attempts will be permitted, the second within 30 days of the original test date.
2 hour test limit, 3.5 hour test limit for all position tests.

1G SMAW limited thickness D1.1 AWS certification test.
2G SMAW limited thickness D1.1 AWS certification test.
3G SMAW limited thickness D1.1 AWS certification test.
4G SMAW limited thickness D1.1 AWS certification test.
3G & 4G SMAW all position limited thickness D1.1 AWS certification test.
F4 electrodes.

Two attempts will be permitted, the second within 30 days of the original test date.
2 hour test limit, 3.5 hour test limit for all position tests.

1G GMAW spray unlimited thickness D1.1 AWS certification test.
2G GMAW spray unlimited thickness D1.1 AWS certification test.
4G GMAW spray unlimited thickness D1.1 AWS certification test.
Arg/CO2/O2 shielding .045 ER70S-6.

Two attempts will be permitted, the second within 30 days of the original test date.
4 hour test limit.

1G SMAW unlimited thickness D1.1 AWS certification test.
2G SMAW unlimited thickness D1.1 AWS certification test.
3G SMAW unlimited thickness D1.1 AWS certification test.
4G SMAW unlimited thickness D1.1 AWS certification test.
3G & 4G all position unlimited thickness D1.1 AWS certification test.
F4 electrodes.

Two attempts will be permitted, the second within 30 days of the original test date.
4 hour test limit, 6 hour test limit for all position tests.
CONTACT & DIRECTIONS
Please contact Rex Rawles at rrawles@impactinstitute.net or 260.343.2568.

Testing located at 892 Dowling St, Kendallville, IN 46755
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