NYSDOT Welding Certification

This welding certification is to qualify welders to work on NYSDOT projects. The certification is not for employment with the NYSDOT.

Certification requires maintaining a work record. This certification requires that a qualified person sign off every six months that documents welding work has been conducted. A lapse in a work record will require recertification testing.

This certification is based upon performance testing of the weld coupons by x-ray inspection by the NYSDOT in Albany. Welders may be tested using the Manual Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) process.

Welders employed for specific Department projects may take any welder qualification test described in the Steel Construction Manual to qualify for processes, positions and types of welds to be used in the work. Welders not employed on Department projects will only be tested using the one inch vertical (3G) and/or overhead (4G) groove weld test using the shield metal-arc welding process.

Welders must supply his or her own gear and welding rod. The rod must be E 7018 1/8 or 5/32 electrode (no exceptions).

Cost: $155 per test

Please contact Tammy Woods via email woodstl@alfredstate.edu or phone (607) 587-4017 for certification dates.