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Long Island Welding School
F.A.Q
Q: What is an American Welding Society Accredited Test Facility?
A: A program establishes minimum requirements for test facilities, their personnel and equipment to qualify for accreditation to test and qualify welders.

Q: What is your American Welding Society Accredited Test Facility ID #?
A: Long Island Welding School - 191005.

Q: What does this mean to the student?
A: That the student is being trained by the top professionals in the field. Our facility is accredited by the American Welding Society to teach, perform & grade any and all AWS Qualification Tests in our facility.

Q: What is a AWS Certified Welding Educator?
A: American Welding Society specially trains individuals on the AWS Curriculum. It is VERY important to ensure your instructor at any welding school is a Certified Welding Educator. 

Q: Do I need to pay for materials used during class?
A: NO WAY! Your course costs includes all steel material, welding equipment, wire, gas etc. We only ask you buy or bring in your own welding helmet, leather welding jacket, leather welding gloves & work boots - since these items need to be specially fitted to you! We can recommend a location to buy these items once you sign up.

Q: How much is testing?
A: Testing costs are determined by the specific test you are taking. Please contact us for pricing. This is a separate cost from your course price.

Q: Can I just take a AWS Qualification Test at your school?
A: YES! If you are EXPERIENCED & ready for testing you can take any test at our school. 

Q: What if I need some practice before my AWS Qualification Test?
A: We offer booth rentals! Rent one of our booths and practice on your on. Contact us for scheduling and pricing.

Q: How long are the classes?
A: Our classes are 6 consecutive days, 4 hours each day, 24 total hours. 

Q: When are classes held?
A: Our classes are held on the following days .. 
Saturday - 2 sessions -  8am-12pm & 12pm-4pm
Sunday - 1 session - 7am-11am
Monday - 3 sessions - 8am-12pm, 12pm-4pm & 4pm-8pm
Wednesday - 3 sessions - 8am-12pm, 12pm-4pm & 4pm-8pm
Friday - 3 sessions - 8am-12pm, 12pm-4pm & 4pm-8pm

Q: Where are classes held?
A: All of our classes and testing are held in our facility - Long Island Welding. Within our facility we operate Long Island Welding School in a separate area that has been certified by the AWS.

Q: Will I ONLY receive a "certificate of completion" from your school if I take the certification test?
A: NO! If you pass a AWS Qualification Test, you will receive your CERTIFICATION LICENSE from AWS in the mail within 8-12 weeks of your test. This can be used on any job site throughout the world, your name and credentials will be in the AWS NATIONAL REGISTRY. You will receive a certificate from our school, saying you completed OUR classes. 

Q: When do your classes start?
A: We do not have a set start date; the classes are continuous, and you will receive a start date after sign up. Usually within the same week. 

Q: Is this school like BOCES?
A: Not at all! We have a very small class size of 6-7 students at a time. You are working at your own pace. Everyone in the class is working towards a different goal. You will receive 1 on 1 personal attention from our educator.

Q: Are your teachers certified?
A: ABSOLUTELY! Our instructor is an AWS Certified Welding Educator & Inspector (CWI). We also have a 2nd AWS Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) on staff who administers our tests.

Q: Can you help with job placement?
A: YES! From time to time we have companies contacting our school looking to hire our welders. We pass this information off to our students to let them proceed with contacting the company. We cannot guarantee we can place you in a job, but we will help!

Q: How much do your courses cost?
A: Please contact us directly so that we can create a specific course to meet your needs.

Q: Do you offer financing?
A. No. We will accept personal financing which you can obtain from your bank.

Q: Do you offer payment plans?
A: No, courses need to be paid in full on your start date. Test fees need to be paid in full on your test date.

Q: Do I need all 3 courses to pass a AWS Welding Qualification Test?
A: It depends upon your experience. If you have never welded, you will need all to prepare you. If you have some experience, you will come in and be evaluated by our educator to see how much more training you may or may not need.

Q: Are the test fees refundable?
A: NO! The test fees are payable whether you pass or fail, that is why we make sure you are 100% ready to take the test beforehand.

Q: What happens if I miss a class?
A: You can make it up! We just ask you give us some notice of your absence.

Q: When can I start?
A: Immediately! Once you sign up, we will assign you a start date or we can accommodate a specific start date that works for you.

Q: How do I sign up?
A: You can come to our school and sign up in person or call us and sign up over the phone.

Q: Will the student be taught by a certified AWS Educator?
A: YES! Students will be taught and supervised under our AWS CERTIFIED WELDING EDUCATOR. At no point, will anyone else be teaching the student.

Q: Why can't I wear contact lenses at your school?
A: Contact lenses are a BIG NO-NO at our school. Even with a welding helmet on, the plastic of the contact lenses can fuse to the eye. It is extremely painful and can cause permanent eye damage. 

Q: Is Long Island Welding School affiliated with any other school or company?
A: NO! We only have 1 location, which is located at 59 Urban Avenue, Westbury, NY 11590

Q: Are any fees refundable?
A: No fee's - deposit, course costs or testing fees. These fees cannot be refunded for any reason. When you leave your deposit, we schedule our AWS Certified Welding Educators to be here for the weeks you are scheduled to take your courses or tests, they are paid whether you show up or not. Once you sign up, no costs can be refunded for ANY REASON.

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