The Science of Non-Destructive Testing

American Welding Society
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6 hours
From 150 USD
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150 USD
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American Welding Society

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The Science of Non-Destructive Testing

Welding procedure specifications (WPS) allow welders to consistently produce welds that meet desired requirements without any rework. However, the nature and use of a WPS, and its supporting procedure qualification record (PQR), are commonly misunderstood. This online course provides a comprehensive overview of these documents in an engaging and easy-to-understand multimedia format.

Topics include: the format and function of a WPS and a PQR; the different types of WPSs; essential and nonessential variables for arc welding, oxyfuel welding , resistance welding and brazing procedure specifications; the procedure qualification process; the information included on a PQR; and common nondestructive and destructive tests.

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Who should attend?

This course is designed for anyone who wants to familiarize themselves with the format, function, and use of a WPS and a PQR. This course is ideal for students and established welders who want to learn or reacquaint themselves with these vital documents. The course is also perfect for contractors, supervisors, quality assurance personnel, and other persons that deal with procedure specifications.


To get the most out of this course, it is helpful to understand the basic principles of welding, including terminology, joint design, electrical characteristics, discontinuities, and safety. These topics are covered in the AWS online course, Welding Fundamentals I.

Training content

  • Module 1 – Introduction to WPSs & PQRs
  • Module 2 – How to Read a WPS, Pt. I
  • Module 3 – How to Read a WPS, Pt. II
  • Module 4 – Procedure Specifications for Oxyfuel Welding, Resistance Welding, and Brazing
  • Module 5 – PQRs and Qualification Tests


  • Member: $120
  • Non-member: $150

Certification / Credits

Upon completion of the course, participants will earn 6 PDHs / 0.6 CEUs.

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American Welding Society

The American Welding Society (AWS) strives to make the world a safer place by promulgating welding and joining technology and information. AWS does this by developing technical standards, professional training and certification programs, publications; and enabling networking of professionals in...

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American Welding Society

8669 NW 36th Street
33166 Miami Florida

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