WABO Welder Certification Program

The WABO Welder Certification Program was developed in response to a need for a uniform method of determining qualifications and testing procedures for certification of structural welders and welding operators. The voluntary certification program provides a means of documenting welding and testing qualifications and competency in structural welding.

WABO Scholarship Program

WABO is dedicated to advancing educational opportunities to students preparing for a career in structural welding. WABO began granting scholarships in 2006 with approximately 20 scholarships of $500 awarded each year. The scholarships are available to qualified individuals who are enrolled in a welding program at a WABO registered community or technical college.

The WABO office is located at 4405 7th Avenue SE, Suite 205, Lacey, WA 98503.

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Welder Signature Form (PDF)
Welder Signature Form (PDF Fillable)

Signature form for renewal of welder certification

Welder Scholarship Application Form

Next scholarship opportunity Fall 2024.

Submission Deadline: October 11, 2024.

Welder Online Renewal

To renew your WABO Certified Welder Card online.

WABO Standard 27-13

WABO Welder and Welding Operator Performance Qualification Standard for:

  • Structural Steel
  • Sheet Steel
  • Reinforcing Steel
  • Seismic Restricted Access