Category Archives: Welding Certifications

Is Welding a Good Career for You?

The customers at Baker’s Gas and Welding range from professional welding shops to weekend welders who take on household and personal welding projects in their spare time. Among those customers, it isn’t uncommon to hear about young welders or students evaluating their job prospects who

Pass the 3G MIG Welding Certification Test [VIDEO]

If you had the opportunity to pass the 3G MIG certification test in less time than it usually takes, would you take it? Great (I’m assuming there was a silent “Yes!” on your part). Let’s put aside taking the test, because first we need to

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Welding Resources – Welding Certification

This is the next installment of a monthly Welding Resources series. In this series, we’ll be covering key topics relevant to welding and welders. Rather than providing one narrative article detailing a specific tip, procedure, or issue, these Welding Resources posts are meant to serve

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Welding Procedure Specification

The Welding Procedure Specification or WPS is a document that is used to describe welding procedures.  The objective of this document is to inform welders of the accepted procedures to insure that repeatable and proven welding techniques are used.  A Welding Procedure Specification is developed

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How to Become a Certified Welder

In the early days of welding, many welders were not required to become certified.  Welding was just seen as a useful tool that was learned while working.  Today, it's more common for welders to be required to be certified before being hired for a position

Are Welding Certifications Really Worth It?

When it comes to welding certifications there are many things to consider. Before going out and paying for a test that may or may not be needed you need to ask yourself three questions? Does my experience make up for the need to be certified?

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Radiographic Interpreter Certification

Radiographic film and other media is increasingly used in welding. The radiographic interpreter reads the films and then relays what they see to the people who need to know. The American Welding Society (AWS) offers certification as a Certified Radiographic Interpreter. Picture Credit: Integrity Inspection

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6 Steps to Becoming a Certified Welder

So what does it mean to be a certified welder? Sounds like a fair question, especially if you have interest in becoming a certified welder, because the answer seems to depend upon who you ask. In short, being a certified welder means you hold a certification (as