Certified Structural Welder Program

Structural steel welding is a demanding and rewarding career, so your training should be just that.  KWI Instructors will knock the green off of you with a training day that could be mistaken for a work day on the job.  Hot work permits, job safety assessments and weld symbols will round out your training ensuring you can do more than weld in the field. This program is 100% self-paced meaning your hard work is rewarded with sharper skills. If you’re going to welding school you might as well select a training site that aligns their welding classes to what industry is demanding, KWI.


“I was as green as they come.  I’m a city boy and had never welded before I came to Kentucky Welding Institute.  The way it is run and the dedication and experience of the instructors made my experience a rewarding and successful one.  We weld forty plus hours a week and that’s a lot; which allowed me to progress quickly.  From day one the KWI staff made me feel confident in my decision; that this was the career for me and this is where I needed to train.”

-Stephen Kimbrell,
KWI Graduate


What do Certified Structural Welders Do?

  • Cut, Prep, Fit, Rig, and Weld Iron
  • New Construction/ Repair and Maintenance
  • Iron work, Structural Steel
  • Bridge and Factory

What You’ll Burn:

  • Carbon to Carbon plate
  • Stainless to Carbon plate

What You’ll Learn:

  • GTAW, SMAW, FCAW, GMAW on plate ALL Positions
  • Out of position welding
  • Fit, prep, rigging, and welding Plate
  • OFC, PAC, CAC thermal processes

What You’ll Earn:

  • AWS Certified Welder Card (Structural Plate tests)
    • 1” Open Root 6010/7018 3/4G
    • 1” Open Root E71T 3/4G
  • NCCER Certification Card (Welder, Boilermaker, Rigger)
  • OSHA 10 card (option for OSHA 30 upgrade)
  • ASHI CPR/ 1st Aid Certification Card
  • Optional MSHA training

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