Beal College Welding Test Center


The majority of welding codes require that manufacturers and contractors employ certified welders. These company specific tests or “certifications” cannot be transferred in the event you change companies. The American Welding Society has established a National Registry of Welders to help with this requirement.

On March 17, 2016, the Beal College Welding Test Center was awarded accreditation as an American Welding Society (AWS) Accredited Test Facility (ATF). Under this Accreditation, any welder that passes a weld test will receive a certification card from AWS that may be transferred to any employer without requiring recertification.

If you are interested in persuing a career in welding, please contact the Beal College Admissions team at for more information or visit our website at