WABO Welder Certification, while not required, is encouraged to provide more opportunities in the industry. There is no single certification for all process, metals, and/or positions, but having at least one type of certification can expand opportunities for the welder. The Washington Association of Building Officials (WABO) offers one such welder certification. The WABO Welder Certification Program was developed as a response to a need for a uniform method of determining qualifications and testing procedures for certification of structural welders and welding operators. The certification provides a means of documenting welding and testing qualifications and competency in structural welding.
It is possible to become a professional welder without ever becoming certified. However, we encourage Lake Washington Institute of Technology students to become WABO certificated for a few reasons:
Lake Washington Institute of Technology is an approved WABO welding testing agency. The following certification tests are offered at the Kirkland Campus.
Both payments are to be taken to the LWTech cashier; a receipt will be issued and shall be taken by the student to the test examiner. Examiner will make copy of member receipt and photo ID to keep for records.
In the event that the individual fails the weld test, the WABO check will be returned/refunded.
Schedule a date and time to test with Katelyn Wyczalek, LWTech Welding program faculty.
Call Katelyn Wyczalek at (425) 739-8232. You may also send an email to email@example.com.
The following are standard welder certification instructions:
Examiner reserves the right to exercise personal judgment regarding a candidate’s competency.
Call Katelyn Wyczalek at (425) 739-8232. You may send an email to Katelyn.Wyczalek@lwtech.edu
Mon-Fri, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Mon-Thurs, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday, Closed to the public
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