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WELD TEST CONDUCTOR - Physical & Radiographic

Description:

Reason for Credential: No person may conduct welding tests for the purpose of qualifying structural welders under s. Comm 5.34 unless the person holds a credential issued by the department as a certified weld test conductor.

Requirements of Credential: A person who conducts welding tests for qualifying structural welders under s. Comm 5.34 as a certified weld test conductor shall:

I. Ensure that the welding tests, the testing facilities and testing equipment conform with the appropriate standard or standards of:

A. American Welding Society D 1.1, section 4, part C.

B. American Welding Society D 1.3, section 4, part C.

II. Provide to each structural welder who passes a qualifying welding test, documentation in a format specified by the department, indicating the welding procedures for which qualified; and

III. Maintain a record of those individuals who passed a structural welding qualification test including the procedures for which qualified for at least 4 years after the date of the test and present upon request to the department or its representative such records.

A person who holds the credential shall carry on his or her person the credential issued by the department while performing or conducting the activity or activities permitted under the credential.

The two forms specified by the department are as follows:

=> “Evidence of Completion of Structural Steel Welding Tests” - Weld test conductors are responsible for their own supplies of this form. The form may be photocopied by certified weld test conductors. “Evidence of Completion of Structural Steel Welding Tests” must be filled out by the weld test conductor and given to any person who passes the specified structural steel welding tests. This form may only be filled out for structural steel welding tests.

=> “Structural Steel Welding” - Weld test conductors are responsible for their own supplies of this form. The form may be photocopied by certified weld test conductors. It is suggested that this form be photocopied or directly printed on to heavy stock paper. “Structural Steel Welding” must be filled out by the weld test conductor. The top portion may be retained by the weld test conductor and the bottom portion given to any person who passes the specified structural steel welding tests. This form may only be filled out for structural steel welding tests.

Qualifications for Examination: In order to obtain the credential the applicant must obtain a score of at least 70% on an examination. The exam will cover information contained in Comm 5, AWS standards D1.1 and D1.3, of the American Welding Society, and welding procedures, procedure qualification, welder qualification, destructive and non-destructive testing, basic metallurgy and welding specification symbols. You are allowed to bring to the exam site the AWS Standard D1.1, Structural
Welding Code – Steel, AWS Standard D.1.3, Structural Welding – Sheet Steel, and Comm 5, Licenses, Certifications and Registrations.. Copies of current Wisconsin Administrative Code books may be obtained from Document Sales @ (608) 266-3358 or @ (800) 362-7253. AWS standards may be ordered from the American Welding Society @ (800) 334-9353.


Licensing Authority:
WI Dept of Safety and Professional Services
201 W. Washington Ave.
P.O. Box 7082
Madison, WI 53707-7082
(608)266-3151   (608)267-0592 fax

http://dsps.wi.gov/sb/SB-DivForms.html#weld


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