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AWS - EG3.0:1996

Guide for the training & qualification of welding personnel; level ii-advanced welder

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Organization: AWS
Publication Date: 1 January 1996
Status: inactive
Page Count: 168
ICS Code (Welding, brazing and soldering in general): 25.160.01
ISBN (print): 0-87171-474-4
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This guide establishes a minimum skill standard defining training and qualification requirements that are necessary for Participating Organizations to develop and administer a Level II - Advanced Welder Program in accordance with AWS QC11, Specification for the Qualification and Certification for Level II - Advanced Welders. This Guide is intended to specify a credible path for post-secondary or employer-based training facilities to build new programs and/or enhance existing programs to administer Level II - Advanced Welder training and qualification. Use of this guide is voluntary. Participating Organizations desiring to certify a trainee as an AWS Certified Level II - Advanced Welder shall consider the training and qualification guidelines within this document as mandatory requirements under the requirements of AWS QC11. Further, Participating Organizations may elect to use, or become, AWS Accredited Test Facilities under the requirements of AWS QC4, Standard for Accreditation of Test Facilities for AWS Certified Welder Program and qualify advanced welders according to the requirements of AWS QC7, Standard for AWS Certified Welders. 1.2 Objectives 1.2.1 Provide training facilities with an industrial awareness of the occupational description, conditions, task listing, and profile that encompasses the job classification of Level II - Advanced Welder. 1.2.2 Establish a broad competency-based curriculum detailing the minimum acceptable skill requirements for the training and qualification of advanced welders. 1.2.3 Provide training facilities participating in the certification of advanced welders with a list of learning objectives and learning activities necessary to accomplish Level II - Advanced Welder training. 1.2.4 Provide training facilities participating in the certification of advanced welders with the references needed to compare existing or new curriculum with the AWS documents specified in this guide. 1.2.5 Provide training facilities participating in the certification of advanced welders with information related to the administration of Level II - Advanced Welder, written examination, workmanship qualification testing, and performance qualification testing. 1.2.6 Provide training facilities participating in the certification of advanced welders with information related to optional AWS QC11, Level II - Advanced Welder Program requirements for performance qualification tests administered at an AWS QC4, Accredited Test Facility through the AWS QC7, Certified Welder Program. 1.3 Requirements 1.3.1 Unless the secondary, post-secondary or employer-based training facility elects to become a Participating Organization under the requirements of AWS QC11, Specification for Qualification and Certification for Level II - Advanced Welders, use of this document is voluntary. 1.3.2 Participating Organizations shall meet the requirements of AWS QC11, Specification for Qualification and Certification for Level II - Advanced Welders. 1.3.3 Participating Organizations shall ensure that existing or new training materials are in compliance with the AWS documents specified in section 3, Curriculum Guidelines of this guide. 1.3.4 Participating Organizations shall administer a written safety examination prior to trainee performance of tasks in the work area or laboratory, in accordance with the requirements of AWS QC11, Specification for Qualification and Certification for Level II -Advanced Welders. 1.3.5 Participating Organizations shall administer workmanship qualification testing at the end of training for each applicable welding or cutting process in accordance with the requirements of AWS QC 11, Specification for Qualification and Certification for Level II - Advanced Welders. 1.3.6 Participating Organizations shall provide a means for trainees to take a closed book written examination based on the applicable subject matter identified in section 3, Curriculum Guidelines of this guide. 1.3.7 Trainees desiring entrance into the AWS Level II - Advanced Welder Certification program shall possess the necessary documentation of training, or demonstrate the ability to pass workmanship qualifications, written examination and performance qualifications in accordance with the requirements of AWS QC10, Specification for Qualification and Certification for Entry Level Welders. 1.3.8 Trainees desiring AWS Level II - Advanced Welder Certification shall pass workmanship qualification tests in accordance with the requirements of AWS QC11, Specification for Qualification and Certification for Level II - Advanced Welders. 1.3.9 Trainees desiring AWS Level II - Advanced Welder Certification shall pass a closed book written welding fundamentals examination and a written open book welding specifications examination based on the applicable subject matter identified in section 3, Curriculum Guidelines of this guide. 1.3.10 Trainees failing the AWS Level II -Advanced Welder Certification written examination shall retest on all portions of the exam until competency is achieved in accordance with the requirements of AWS QC11, Specification for Qualification and Certification for Level II - Advanced Welders. This requirement however, shall not supersede the authority of the local training evaluation criteria as established in the facility's guidelines. 1.3.11 Trainees desiring AWS Level II - Advanced Welder Certification shall pass a performance qualification test in accordance with the requirements of AWS QC11, Specification for Qualification and Certification for Level II - Advanced Welders. 1.3.12 Optional welder performance qualification tests for Level II - Advanced Welders shall conform to the requirements of AWS QC 11, Specification for Qualification and Certification for Level II - Advanced Welders, for welder performance tests administered at an AWS QC4, Accredited Test Facility using the AWS QC7, Certified Welder Program. (Refer to section 4 of this guide.) 1.3.13 Participating Organizations shall keep training records reflecting the results of Level II - Advanced Welder training, workmanship qualification, written examination, performance qualification, and as applicable optional AWS QC7 welder performance qualification tests.

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This guide contains information to assist education and training facilities in the development and administration of competency-based training that leads to the qualification and certification of... View More

Document History

EG3.0:1996
January 1, 1996
Guide for the training & qualification of welding personnel; level ii-advanced welder
This guide establishes a minimum skill standard defining training and qualification requirements that are necessary for Participating Organizations to develop and administer a Level II - Advanced...
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