This specification establishes the requirements forcertification and maintenance of certification in accordance withqualification requirements stated in AWS B5.14, Specificationfor the Qualification of Welding Sales Representatives.
In the certification process, the AWS Certification Departmentperforms the following functions:
(1) Reviews the education and experience of each applicant tosee that the minimum requirements of Clause 6 of AWS B5.14 aremet.
(2) Administers the examinations, which cover the subject areasas stated in 6.2 of this specification.
(3) Issues the certification credentials to successfulapplicants.
Certification is the documentation that the specifiedqualification requirements have been satisfied, and should not beconstrued as an endorsement of the future performance of anindividual in a particular job environment. It shall be theresponsibility of the employer to determine that the certifiedwelding sales representative is capable of performing all dutiesassigned.
The applicable standards for this program do not address theassessment of capabilities regarding performance of sales-relatedissues, such as sales techniques, financing, and other relatedsubjects.
Levels of Certification. There is only onelevel of certification for welding sales representatives.