Welding Certification

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The Iron Workers/AWS National Welding Certification Program is a highly respected and nationally 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 Iron Workers (IW) members, signatory employers and owners are significant. The 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, saving time and providing a huge cost savings.

With economic growth, the rebuilding of North America's infrastructure and the amount of power plants being built and refurbished, the IW is training and testing members to meet the demands of the industry and is committed to providing the skilled union ironworker welders needed to get the job done right the first time.
 
The IW welding certification program database operates as an online, web-based system system and offers a fast, efficient method for the transfer of information, shortening the waiting period needed for IW members to get certification cards in hand and access the jobsite. The system also offers IW employers a quick check method for verification of qualifications/certifications issued through the National Training Fund.
 
IMPACT contributions fund the costs for each certification eliminating out-of-pocket costs to IW 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 at (202) 383-4802.
 
Below is a list of all current IW’s Accredited Testing Facilities (ATFs):

Local City, State Facility Rep Phone Number
1 Chicago, IL RobertBass (708) 366-8181
3 Pittsburg, PA Paul Ribarchak (412) 471-4535
5 Upper Marlboro, MD Gary Armstrong (301) 599-0940
5B Baltimore, MD Doug Fink (410) 282-6650
6 Buffalo, NY Thomas Halligan (716) 828-1200
7 Boston, MA Paul Landerholm (617) 268-0707
7P Boston, MA (Maine) Paul Landerholm (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 Robert Kanatzar (816) 471-0880
11 - DCNNJ Newark, NJ Edward Mironski (973) 376-7230
14 Spokane, WA James Ryckman (509) 922-3577
15 Hartford, CT ChrisDaoust (860) 246-7353
17 Cleveland, OH Dan Strimpel (216) 685-1781
21 Omaha, NE Jason Willey (402) 333-0276
22 Indianapolis, IN Ken Haggard (317) 635-4766
24 Denver, CO Joseph Mulready (303) 296-6626
24W Wichita, KS Andy Chance (316) 264-2424
25 Detroit, MI Matt Rajda (248) 960-2130
27T Salt Lake City, UT Levi Velasquez (801) 972-8997
27W-Casper Salt Lake City, UT (Wyoming) Levi Velasquez (801) 972-8997
27 Salt Lake City, UT Levi Velasquez (801) 508-7940
28 Richmond, VA Maynard Conner (804) 716-2244
29 Portland, OR Kevin Crocker (503) 775-0877
33 Rochester, NY Stephen Tavernia (585) 288-2630
37 Providence, RI Stephen Ranahan (401) 438-1111
40 & 361 New York, NY Bryan Brady II (718) 433-4195
44 Cincinnati, OH James Hyden (859) 586-2100
46 Springfield, IL Joshua Summers (217) 528-4041
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 Corey Mossow (315) 422-8209
63 Chicago, IL George Butz (708) 345-6067
66 San Antonio, TX Charles Kitchen (210) 532-5237
70 Louisville, KY Gary Terry (502) 634-3348
75 Phoenix, AZ Daniel Wood (602) 276-6055
79 Norfolk, VA Kendall Martin (757) 461-7900
84 & 135 Houston, TX Jeff Scarborough (713) 644-3206
86 Seattle, WA Jack Laher (206) 244-2993
86T Seattle, WA Jack Laher (206) 244-2993
89 Cedar Rapids, IA Luis Marmolejo (319) 365-8675
92 Birmingham, AL Thomas Mathis (205) 251-3372
111 Rock Island, IL Alex Pena (309) 787-0141
112 Peoria, IL Brett Cook (309) 699-6489
118 Sacramento, CA Brad Gasaway (916) 428-7420
118R Sacramento, CA Brad Gasaway (916) 428-7420
135 Galveston, TX Frank Morman (713) 644-3206
136 Chicago, IL Adam Kwolek (708) 615-9300
147 Fort Wayne, IN Jeff King (206) 484-8514
155 Fresno, CA Jim Hill (559) 497-1295
167 Memphis, TN Douglas McCain (901) 365-4144
172 Columbus, OH Jeremy Gilpen (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 Swanson (858) 505-9414
263-TIEATJUF Dallas/Fort Worth, TX Michael Salceda (817) 640-1960
272 Miami, FL Robert Wisehart (954) 524-8731
290 Dayton, OH Patrick Moharter (937) 222-1622
292 South Bend, IN Charles Novacek (574) 288-9033
321 Little Rock, AR Bobby Jordan (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 Adam Alvis (217) 367-6014
383 Madison, WI Pete Stern (608) 256-3162
384 Knoxville, TN Aaron Cole (865) 689-5663
387 Atlanta, GA Chris Tobiasson (404) 505-0405
392 East St. Louis, IL Robert Lee (618) 482-5222
395 Hammond, IN Richard Gamblin (219) 962-7675
396 St. Louis, MO ​Billy Borton (314) 678-1406
397 Tampa, FL Don Graham (813) 621-4426
399 Camden, NJ Gary Brown (856) 456-9323
402 West Palm Beach, FL Jeffrey Bailey (561) 842-6254
404 Harrisburg, PA Daniel Hoke (717) 564-8550
416 & 433LA Los Angeles, CA Brad Huth (714) 228-9744
416 & 433LV Las Vegas, NV Scott Sylvia (702) 643-7991
417 Newburgh, NY Matthew Stoddard (845) 566-8417
424 North Haven, CT Mark Buono (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 Riley Drake (512) 385-2500
492 Nashville, TN Gregory Hasselblad (615) 226-5435
495 Albuquerque, NM Paul Sanchez (505) 242-9124
498 Rockford, IL Paul Kauffman (815) 873-9180
512 Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN Joshua Kalina (651) 489-3829
549 Wheeling, WV Nathan Ford (304) 232-9610
550 Canton, OH Shawn McCartney (330) 454-0008
568 Cumberland, MD Daniel Cessna (301) 777-7433
577 Burlington, IA Steven Kershner (319) 313-8581
580 New York, NY Richard Falasca (212) 736-1224
584 Tulsa, OK Donald Steinburg (918) 234-4980
597 Jacksonville, FL Scott Roy (904) 765-3596
623 Baton Rouge, LA Michael Bocz (225) 358-0065
704 Chattanooga, TN Phillip Burney (423) 698-4198
709 Savannah, GA Derrick Sample (912) 748-4412
732 Pocatello, ID Brian Rigby (208) 339-6383
732H Pocatello, ID (Montana) Brian Rigby (208) 339-6383
751 Anchorage, AK Robert Rodeheaver (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 Richard Watford (407) 859-0321
848 Charleston, SC Adam Stepp (704) 423-0059

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