Training

Welding Certification

The Ironworkers/AWS National Welding Certification Program is a highly respected and National recognized program. The program is a partnership with the American Welding Society and provides an unparalleled standard of excellence for welder training, qualification, and certification. The benefits for our members, signatory employers, and owners are significant. Our certifications provide portability; the ownership is with the Ironworker welder and allows him/her to weld from the Atlantic to the Pacific eliminating the need for requalification. This saves time and provides a huge cost savings.

With economic growth, the rebuilding of this Country’s infrastructure, and the amount of power plants being built and refurbished, the Ironworkers are training and testing our members to meet the demands of the industry. We are committed to providing the skilled Union Ironworker welders needed to not only get the job done right but, done right the first time.
 
Our welding certification program database operates as an on-line, web based system. This system eliminates the need for never ending paper work and instead offers a fast, efficient method for the transfer of information. This shortens the waiting period needed for our members to get their certification card in hand and access the jobsite. The system also offers our employers a quick-check method for verification of all qualifications/certifications issued through the National Training Fund Office.
 
IMPACT contributions fund the costs for each certification so there are no out-of-pocket costs to our members. If you’re interested in becoming an Ironworker or if you have any questions about the welding certification program please contact General Organizer Ed Abbott in the Apprenticeship and Training Department Office at 202 383-4802.
 
Below is a list of all current Ironworker’s Accredited Testing Facilities (ATF’S):
 
Local   City, State    Facility Rep    Phone Number
1   Chicago, IL    Robert Bass    (708) 366-8181 
3   Pittsburg, PA    James Gallik    (412) 471-4535 
5   Upper Marlboro, MD   Jimmy Yuhase    (301) 599-0940 
5B   Baltimore, MD   Doug Fink   (410) 282-6650
6   Buffalo, NY   Thomas Halligan   (716) 828-1200
7   Boston, MA   Brian Donahue
  (617) 268-0707 
7P   Boston, MA (Maine)   Brian Donahue
  (617) 268-0707
8   Milwaukee, WI   Richard Hanson   (414) 476-9372
8B   Milwaukee, WI   Richard Hanson   (414) 476-9372
9   Niagara Falls, NY   Lynn Wahler   (716) 285-5738
10   Kansas City, MO   Brian Garrett    (816) 471-0880
11 - DCNNJ   Newark, NJ   Edward Mironski   (973) 376-7230
14   Spokane, WA   James Ryckman
  (509) 922-3577 
15   Hartford, CT   Jeffrey Boone   (860) 246-7353 
17   Cleveland, OH   Brian Murray   (216) 685-1781
21   Omaha, NE   William Fuller   (402) 333-0276 
22   Indianapolis, IN   Pascal Kateme    (317) 635-4766
24   Denver, CO   Joseph Mulready   (303) 296-6626
24W   Wichita, KS   Andy Chance   (316) 264-2424
25   Detroit, MI   Kevin McDonnell   (248) 960-2130
27T   Salt Lake City, UT   Rick Johnson   (801) 972-8997
27W-Casper   Salt Lake City, UT (Wyoming)   Rick Johnson   (801) 972-8997 
27   Salt Lake City, UT   Rick Johnson    (801) 508-7940
28   Richmond, VA
  Walter Purcell
  (804) 716-2244
29    Portland, OR   Jason Fussell    (503) 775-0877
33   Rochester, NY   Tim Starwald    (585) 288-2630
37   Providence, RI    David Langlais    (401) 438-1111 
40 & 361   New York, NY    Bryan Brady II    (718) 433-4195
44    Cincinnati, OH    James Hyden   (859) 586-2100
48    Oklahoma City, OK    Randy Palumbo    (405) 634-3924 
55   Toledo, OH    Philip Gluza   (419) 382-3080
58   New Orleans, LA   Aldo Irias-Duron   (504) 245-8032
60   Syracuse, NY   John Clark   (315) 422-8209
63   Chicago, IL   George Butz   (708) 345-6067
66   San Antonio, TX   Charles Kitchen   (210) 532-5237
70   Louisville, KY   Blair Cissell   (502) 634-3348
75   Phoenix, AZ   Shannon Price
  (602) 276-6055
79   Norfolk, VA   Pat Kuhlman   (757) 461-7900
84 & 135   Houston, TX   Frank Morman   (713) 644-3206
86   Seattle, WA   Greg Christiansen    (206) 244-2993
86T   Seattle, WA   Greg Christiansen   (206) 244-2993
89   Cedar Rapids, IA   Seth Gorman   (319) 365-8675
92   Birmingham, AL   John Clement   (205) 251-3372
111   Rock Island, IL   Kathy Jonson
  (309) 787-0141
112   Peoria, IL   Jason Emerick   (309) 699-6489
118   Sacramento, CA   Jason Rafter   (916) 428-7420
118R   Sacramento, CA   Jason Rafter   (916) 428-7420
135   Galveston, TX   Frank Morman
  (713) 644-3206
136   Chicago, IL   Daniel O'Donnell   (708) 615-9300
147   Fort Wayne, IN   Ron Starkey   (206) 484-8514
155   Fresno, CA   James Gay   (559) 497-1295
167   Memphis, TN   Johnathan Glasco   (901) 365-4144
172   Columbus, OH   Todd Strope   (614) 497-0550
197   New York, NY   William Hayes   (718) 361-6534
207   Youngstown, OH   Matt Sargent   (330) 726-9421
229   San Diego, CA   Michael Peterson   (858) 505-9414
263-TIEATJUF   Dallas/Fort Worth, TX   Julio Gonzalez Jr.   (817) 640-1960
272   Miami, FL   Robert Wisehart   (954) 524-8731
290   Dayton, OH   Mike Yauger   (937) 222-1622
292   South Bend, IN
  Charles Novacek   (574) 288-9033
321   Little Rock, AR   Kenneth New   (501) 374-3705
340   Battle Creek, MI   Todd Foreman   (269) 962-8511
377   San Francisco, CA   Mitchel Kettle   (707) 746-7666
378   Oakland, CA   Mitchel Kettle   (707) 746-7666
380   Champaign, IL   John Benningfield   (217) 367-6014
383   Madison, WI
  Pete Stern   (608) 256-3162
384   Knoxville, TN   Dean Shepard
  (865) 689-5663
387   Atlanta, GA   Chris Tobiasson   (404) 505-0405
392   East St. Louis, MO   John Herrington   (618) 482-5222
393   Aurora, IL   Jody Howard   (630) 585-1600
395   Hammond, IN   Richard Gamblin   (219) 962-7675
396   St. Louis, MO   Jim Hunt   (314) 678-1406
397   Tampa, FL   James Thomas   (813) 621-4426
402   West Palm Beach, FL   Jeffrey Bailey   (561) 842-6254
404   Harrisburg, PA   Daniel Hoke   (717) 564-8550
416 & 433LA   Los Angeles, CA   Paul Martinez   (714) 228-9744
416 & 433LV   Las Vegas, NV   Jason Corder   (702) 643-7991
417   Newburgh, NY   Matthew Stoddard   (845) 566-8417
424   North Haven, CT   John Jones   (203) 562-4116
444   Joliet, IL   Jeff Crompton   (815) 725-0725
451   Wilmington, DE   Richard Jordan   (302) 994-0946
477   Sheffield, AL   Barry Berryhill   (256) 381-9966
482   Austin, TX   Charles S. Kitchen   (512) 385-2500
492   Nashville, TN   Gregory Hasselblad
  (615) 226-5435
495   Albuquerque, NM   Jeffrey Steele   (505) 242-9124
498   Rockford, IL   Mark Richeson   (815) 873-9180
512   Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN   Larry Gilbertson   (651) 489-3829
549   Wheeling, WV   John Byers   (304) 232-9610
550   Canton, OH   Shawn McCartney
  (330) 454-0008
568    Cumberland, MD   Clifford Wendricks   (301) 777-7433
580   New York, NY   Richard Falasca   (212) 736-1224
584   Tulsa, OK   Brian Tannehill   (918) 234-4980
597   Jacksonville, FL   Scott Roy   (904) 765-3596
623   Baton Rouge, LA   Aldo Irias-Duron   (225) 358-0065
704   Chattanooga, TN   Phillip Burney
  (423) 698-4198
709   Savannah, GA   Derrick Sample   (912) 748-4412
732   Pocatello, ID   Travis Woolsey   (208) 339-6383
732H   Pocatello, ID (Montana)   Travis Woolsey   (208) 339-6383
751   Anchorage, AK   Anthony Ladd   (907) 563-4766
769   Ashland, KY   Michael Blakeman   (606) 929-9656
782   Paducah, KY   Nathan Ruggles   (270) 415-0305
787   Parkersburg, WV   Brad Winans   (304) 485-6231
798   Mobile, AL   Norman Richerson   (251) 645-2477
808   Orlando, FL   Ricardo Cantu   (407) 859-0321
848   Charleston, SC   Daniel Segovia   (704) 423-0059