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WELDER CERTIFICATION PROCESS OVERVIEW

  • Welder registers on the WeldQ system AT NO CHARGE.
  • Selects industry specific or WTIA generic weld test program.
  • Reviews welding procedures required for the program.
  • Registers for the program PAYS APPLICATION FEE.
  • Testing Centre or Approved Examiner contacts welder to arrange weld test. THERE IS A SEPARATE CHARGE FOR THE TEST PAID DIRECTLY TO THE TEST CENTRE OR EXAMINER.
  • Once qualified, test details are entered onto the WeldQ system by the examiner.
  • The WeldQ system generates an online certificate covering details of process. Sample Certificate
  • Certification is valid for up to 2 years’ subject to 6 monthly confirmations by a responsible person (Supervisor or Approved Examiner).
  • At the end of the 2 year period certification must be re-validated by an Approved Examiner.
  • Welders whose certification is recorded on the AWCR are known as Registered Welders (RW).
  • Details of all Registered Welders are available to WTIA Corporate, Premium Corporate and SMART Members.

RE-TESTING

In the event that an applicant fails a welding test, they will be required to re-apply for a further test. WTIA strongly recommends that an approved refresher course is completed before attempting a Re-test.  There will be no WTIA registration charge for the first Re-test but there will be testing charges levied by the Examiner and or Testing Centre.


THEORY PAPER

In order to completely fulfill the general theory requirements of AS/NZS ISO 9606-1, Registered Welders not qualified to AS2214 or AS1796 should complete WTIA online courses Welding Fundamentals -Basic and Welding Fundamentals – Advanced before they are due for 2 year re-certification.