American Welding Society
The American Welding Society offers a number of certification programs to assist industry
professionals in identifying qualified welding personnel and to provide opportunities
for welding professionals to demonstrate their qualifications to the welding industry.
American Petroleum Institute
API is an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited standards developing
organization, operating with approved standards development procedures and undergoing
regular audits of its processes. API produces standards, recommended practices, specifications,
codes and technical publications, reports and studies that cover each segment of the
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME is a not-for-profit professional
organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing and skill development across
all engineering disciplines, while promoting the vital role of the engineer in society.
ASME codes and standards, publications, conferences, continuing education and professional
development programs provide a foundation for advancing technical knowledge and a
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Video: Welding Tech student Jim is working towards certification at AHC.