The Maryland State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) has adopted a regional welder's certification program for the testing and certification of welders in the Shielded Metal Arc Welding process (SMAW).
The program is administered, and cards issued by the American Welding Society (AWS). Welders seeking certification may contact any AWS Accredited Test Facility and request to be tested in accordance with the Federal Highway Administration’s Mid-Atlantic Structural Committee for Economic Fabrication Procedure
The location of the nearest AWS Test Facility may be obtained by contacting AWS at 1-800-443-WELD Ext. 273 or from their Website
https://www.aws.org and clicking Certification. The welder will be responsible for the fee charged by the test facility.
The certification will be accepted by the following Departments of Transportation: Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania.
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