AWS Certified Welding Inspectors Renewal

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 Central Certification Program (ACCP). The purpose of this agreement is to facilitate companies’ and individuals’ compliance with current and anticipated personnel qualification requirements for Visual Testing.

ACCP provides VT 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 ACCP certificate provides its holder with access to work in accordance with many generally required codes and standards.

Update to ACCP and CWI/SCWI Certificate Program

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

 

 

Required Documentation for Verification of Qualifications

Renewal applications can be submitted up to 60 days after the expiration date. After 60 days applicants must re-apply for ACCP certification using the initial certification application.  

Do not begin your application until you have reviewed and completed all required documentation.

You must complete and save all documents to be uploaded during the application process. Failure to upload the required documentation may result in your certification application being delayed or denied.

 

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