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Welder Qualification Testing

PIT Instruction & Training, LLC is an American Welding Society (AWS) Accredited Testing Facility, providing welder qualification testing.  Offering welder qualification testing and AWS Certified Welder testing places PIT in an elite institutional category by being one of only 150 locations nationwide, and one of only a few in North Carolina able to certify welders.
AWS Welder Certification Testing at PIT is designed for individuals who wish to obtain certification under specific American Welding Society code, thus adding to their credibility as a professional welder and help advance their welding career.  Testing dates can be scheduled Monday-Friday during 8am or 1pm time slots and on weekends for groups of 5 or more at PIT Instruction & Training. Testing can also be conducted on-site and is quoted per customer's requirements and location.
In addition, companies who wish to certify or maintain certification for their staff can do so at PIT.  This can include current staff members in need of certification (AWS, ASME, in-house, etc.) or potential new-hires that are required to certify to gain employment.
PIT also can also assist in welding procedure development and qualification, customized training programs and more thanks to experienced team members with decades of industry experience.

For additional information about PIT’s Welder Qualification Testing, please contact Trent Schanen at 704-230-4361 or email

What to Bring: 


Welders are required to provide their own personal protective equipment (PPE) – including welding helmet, welding jacket or sleeves, long pants and close-toed shoes (no athletic attire permitted), safety glasses, ear plugs and valid photo identification.  They're also encouraged to bring basic tools (grinder, chipping hammer, etc.)

AWS Certified Welder Testing Pricelist


Welder Qualification Tests

AWS Certification Test, Single Position Plate*      =  $450.00

AWS Certification Test, Single Position Pipe**      =  $550.00

AWS Certification Test, Multiple Position Plate*    =  $750.00

AWS Certification Test, Multiple Position Pipe*     =  $900.00

*            D1.1 Plate = 3/8” or 1" plate with or without backing, D1.3 Plate = 1/8” plate with or without backing

**          2” or 6” Schedule 40 or 80 Carbon Steel Pipe, certain stainless steel pipe diameters and schedules

****       Contact PIT to inquire about pricing for specialty code and/or metal testing and availability.

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