AWS Certified Welding Inspectors Certification

After October 31, 2023 we will no longer accept hardcopy or emailed applications and renewal applications. All applications and documentation must be submitted online.


The American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) has an agreement with the American Welding Society (AWS) to provide access for AWS Certified Welding Inspectors (CWIs) and Senior Certified Welding Inspectors (SCWIs) to visual testing (VT) certification under the provisions of the ASNT and CWI certification program. The purpose of this agreement is to facilitate companies’ and individuals’ compliance with current and anticipated personnel qualification requirements for Visual Testing.

ASNT provides visual testing certification in accordance with ASNT Recommended Practice No. SNT-TC-1A. It is the most widely referenced NDT program document and is widely specified in codes and standards, most notably by ASME. As a result of this broad recognition, the ASNT certificate provides its holder with access to work in accordance with many generally required codes and standards.

Update to ASNT and CWI/SCWI Certificate Program

With the launch of the ASNT 9712 certification program, the ACCP program is being discontinued. Learn how this affects CWI/SCWI certificate holders.



To apply, complete the ASNT online application with a copy of your current CWI or SCWI certificate wallet card, a currently valid Jaeger J-1 visual acuity form, and a digital headshot. No other documentation is needed for the Level II VT GI-Direct certification. The ASNT certification will match the expiration date of your AWS CWI certification.

If you are a qualified CWI or SCWI, you can also apply for the Level II VT certification in the Pressure Equipment (PE) Sector. Those interested will need to comply with the requirements for the GI Sector listed above. 

Application Process

We provide a secure online process for you to apply, upload application documents, and pay for all related fees.

Once you have confirmed all requirements are met, start the online application by:

  • Login to the MyCert portal with your ASNT ID and password
  • Confirm the experience attestation statement
  • Upload your: 

Once approved, you will receive an updated ASNT certification which expires when the current AWS CWI or SCWI certificate expires.

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