22 Instruction Hours • 55 Study Hours • Self-paced—completed within 1 to 12 Months
No Prerequisites • Certificate in Welding Theory • Distance Education—delivered by video instruction with instructor support available by email or phone. Online exam only—no hands-on skills assessment.

This knowledge-based course in welding includes every type of welding from gas welding to ARC and TIG welding. Students will learn from a licensed professional currently working in the field welding safety, tank set up, how to do every type of weld and welding in 2G, 3G and 4G positions. Students will learn the A-Z of welding through demonstration, with up close views of the instruction so they can quickly learn the fine detail of such precision work as how to hold the welding equipment, puddling and cutting in every type of welding operation. Students study and complete the course at a pace they control, with sufficient retention of the knowledge to pass their exams with a score of 80% or higher.

Completion of this Welding Course prepares individuals for entry-level apprentice employment in the welding trade in positions classified under Welder (SOC 51-4121 US Bureau of Labor Statistics). Additionally, this course prepares individuals for employment in positions involving entry-level welding work classified as “maintenance” under General Maintenance and Repair (SOC 49-9071 US Bureau of Labor Statistics) in position titles such as Maintenance, Maintenance Mechanic, and Facilities Maintenance Technician.

  • Certificates of this School do not qualify an individual to work as a registered or licensed, independent Contractor, nor do they qualify as welding certification. Individuals who complete the Welding course are not certified welders.
  • Unless required by an employer, no license, certification, or registration is required for employees working in the welding trade in the state of Idaho. Some states may require welders to be certified in the welds they are performing.
  • All independent contractors are required by Idaho law to be registered with the Idaho Contractors Board, which is a division of the State of Idaho, Bureau of Occupational Licenses ( IBOL/Home.aspx). Public works will require an additional Contractor’s License. For more information, go to
  • After theoretical training and sufficient practical and/or apprenticeship experiences to competently perform a weld type, welders can seek to become certified. There are several types of certification for welders. An individual should determine which type of welding position they would like to pursue, then meet the certification requirements (if any) of that position. Typically, certification through the American Welding Society involves a welding test and a written exam taken every six months to a year, depending on regional requirements, to keep an individual’s certification up to date. Certification allows a welder to take the title "Certified Welder," opening up a variety of job opportunities. For more information, see
  • For more occupational information on General Maintenance and Repair and Welding (SOC 49-9071 and 51-4121 Us Bureau of Labor Statistcis) and related SOC’s, go to: or

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