Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust

Expanding Job Opportunities for Ironworkers and their Contractors

“Your advice and encouragement and [certification expert] Ted Sheppard’s consulting were essential in completing the different requirements for AISC Erector Certification. I am proud of our success. The certification will open new opportunities for our company.”

Gary L. Hawkins
Composite Company

Welding Certification Program

The National Ironworker Welding Certification Program is administered by the National Training Fund and independently verified by the American Welding Society (AWS). Ironworker Local Unions must apply to become accredited testing facilities.  After an initial onsite audit, the facilities are subject to a re-audit every three years and random audits by the AWS to ensure conformance and maintain quality standards.

The program provides a Welding Performance Qualification Test Record (WPQR) and photo certification card for identification purposes.  Each card specifies the welding process in which an Ironworker has qualified allowing verification of skills by employers. Verification of Ironworker welding certifications and access to print copies of an Ironworker’s WPQR is also made available through an online verification system.

IMPACT funds the $25.00 AWS fee for all Ironworker welding certifications through the National Ironworker Welding Certification Program.  Ironworkers must maintain these certifications through the National Ironworker Welding Certification Program. Fees associated with the renewal of a lapsed certification will not be funded by IMPACT.

For more information about this program contact
Ed Abbott
(202) 383-4802
  • Your IMPACT Username

    If you need further assistance, please contact the IMPACT office.

Member Sign-In

Iniciar sesión - Miembros