AWS Opens Registration for Certified Resistance Welding Technician (CRWT) Online Exam Preparation Sessions

Resistance welding is one of the most robust, proven and simple of the various welding processes, and is used primarily in the manufacture of automobiles, appliances, wire products, sheet metal products, and more.

AWS Publications | March 15, 2021 | AWS News and Calendar
Welding Digest ►  AWS Opens Registration for Certified Resistance Welding Technician (CRWT) Online Exam Preparation Sessions

Resistance welding is one of the most robust, proven and simple of the various welding processes, and is used primarily in the manufacture of automobiles, appliances, wire products, sheet metal products, and more.

It is a competitive, high-production industry, using costly and valuable equipment operated by skilled technicians and engineers.

The American Welding Society’s newest certification credential, the Certified Resistance Welding Technician (CRWT) codeveloped by the American Welding Society and Resistance Welding Manufacturing Alliance (RWMA), provides a benchmark to evaluate resistance welding personnel and separates the qualified from the untested. All staffing levels who work daily in resistance welding – engineers, technicians, skilled tradesmen, quality control managers, supervisors and more – can benefit from becoming CRWT certified.

The CRWT exam tests the candidate’s knowledge, skills and abilities in conducting the setup, operation, maintenance, testing and quality control of resistance welding equipment. To help prepare CRWT candidates prepare prior to taking the exam, AWS now has a week-long online, instructor-led seminar, with two sessions being offered in March and July. The first online session starts March 16-24; the second is July 19-28. Both sessions are accepting registrants.

“Until now, the only real measuring stick for employers to gauge an individual’s knowledge of the resistance welding process was to ask if they had taken the RWMA welding course,” Don DeCorte, Vice President, RoMan Manufacturing, Inc. explains. “The fact that it will be managed and maintained in the same way that all AWS certifications are managed will allow employers to know before they hire someone that they have a specific working knowledge of the process. This is win/win for both employer and employee.”

When employers hire CRWTs – or have existing personnel certified – they reinforce their organization’s commitment to quality by retaining skilled personnel who have the knowledge and experience to operate and maintain equipment, improve product quality, increase productivity, reduce fabrication costs, and positively impact the bottom line. Well trained resistance welding operators, technicians and engineers with the CRWT credential can have created a viable path toward a rewarding and lucrative career in the resistance welding industry. For more information on this new certification, go to www.aws.org/crwt.