Notice* All 9 year renewals should prepare with the 80 hour training (no particular exam score required), in your 8th year. Do not wait until the 9th year and run out of time. NOTE* do not fast forward the training. Let the training move forward on its own at its own pace. If you fast forward, your training progress will be made void and you will not be given credit for the training. Only fast forward to a page where you had previously stopped.
AWS QC1 - Section 16 Rules for 9-Year Recertification - For SCWI and CWI
16.4.1 A minimum of eighty (80) PDHs must be earned (training received or instruction delivered) during the nine-year certification period and twenty (20) of those 80 PDHs must be earned in the final three-year period.
16.4.2 The course content must be one or more of the subject areas defined in AWS B5.1, Specification for the Qualification of Welding Inspectors.
16.4.3 A maximum of eighty (80) PDHs are allowed for any one course.
16.4.4 Credit for a particular course may only be granted once in a nine-year period. (Example: a single 40-hour course taught any number of times can only be used to fulfill 40 hours of the 80 hours required for recertification without examination.)
16.4.5 Trainers who want to substitute teaching hours for the required PDHs shall submit documentation of the hours of training performed. Such documentation shall include a complete syllabus of subjects taught, a copy of the certificates of attendance or completion issued, the number of students attending, the dates of the training provided, and documentation that the training was a formal offering and not personal coaching, tutoring, or individual instruction delivered to meet job requirements.
16.5 Professional Development Hours (PDH) Credit Towards 9-Year Recertification. PDHs will be credited based upon each contact hour of activity. A contact hour shall consist of not less than 50 minutes of instruction. For applicable courses where Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are awarded, each CEU shall be considered as 10 PDHs. The following list shall define the credit (in PDHs) awarded for each activity.
16.5.1 PDHs may be earned by participating in classroom, correspondence, or distance learning in one or more areas indicated in AWS B5.1, Specification for the Qualification of Welding Inspectors. There is no maximum of PDHs that may be accepted for recertification under this provision but all PDHs claimed must be accompanied by a course description and certificate of completion indicating the number of contact hours.