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. Please see our licensing page for more info.
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 all AWS Qualification Tests in our facility. We are also certified to send your test results to American Welding Society, which in turn you will receive a welder's card. We are only ONE OF 2 facilities on LONG ISLAND, that can do this. Please do not be scammed by others who claim they can do this. Only receiving a welder's qualification paper signed by a certified inspector WILL NOT get you a welder's card. Only Accredited Testing Facilities can send this paper to AWS.
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, 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 own. Contact us for scheduling and pricing.
Q: How long are the courses?
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 - 1 session - 8am-12pm
Monday - 1 session - 8am-12pm
Wednesday - 2 sessions - 8am-12pm & 12:30pm-4:30pm
Thursday - 2 sessions - 8am-12pm & 12:30pm-4:30pm
Q: Where are classes held?
A: All of our classes and testing are held in our facility - Long Island Welding School.
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 6-8 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.
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. You can also choose the start date and day's you wish to attend classes.
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. Please see our licensing page for more info.
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 can 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: How many courses do I need to pass a AWS Welding Test?
A: It depends upon your experience. If you have no experience, you will start at the Basic Course and work your way towards your advanced classes. If you have some experience, we will bring you in to be evaluated.
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 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: If you require contact lenses, please wear your glasses during class time. 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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