What Is a Certified Welder?

Welding depends on a high level of knowledge, skill, and eye-hand coordination. Welding is a part of everything from bridges to aircraft airframes. The strength and stability of such structures are important to public safety, so employers often require welders to show their skill through testing and certification.

Once you enter the field after welding school, there are two primary types of certification you could seek:

Employer certification
American Welding Society (AWS) certification