Ironworkers/AWS National Welding Certification Program

The Ironworkers/AWS National Welding Certification Program is a highly respected and National recognized program. The program is a partnership with the American Welding Society and provides an unparalleled standard of excellence for welder training, qualification, and certification. The benefits for our members, signatory employers, and owners are significant. Our certifications provide portability; the ownership is with the Ironworker welder and allows him/her to weld from the Atlantic to the Pacific eliminating the need for requalification. This saves time and provides a huge cost savings.

With economic growth, the rebuilding of this Country’s infrastructure, and the amount of power plants being built and refurbished, the Ironworkers are training and testing our members to meet the demands of the industry. We are committed to providing the skilled Union Ironworker welders needed to not only get the job done right but, done right the first time.
Our welding certification program database operates as an on-line, web based system. This system eliminates the need for never ending paper work and instead offers a fast, efficient method for the transfer of information. This shortens the waiting period needed for our members to get their certification card in hand and access the jobsite. The system also offers our employers a quick-check method for verification of all qualifications/certifications issued through the National Training Fund Office.
IMPACT contributions fund the costs for each certification so there are no out-of-pocket costs to our members. If you’re interested in becoming an Ironworker or if you have any questions about the welding certification program please contact General Organizer Ed Abbott in the Apprenticeship and Training Department Office at 202 383-4802.
Below is a list of all current Ironworker’s Accredited Testing Facilities (ATF’S):
Local City, State Facility Rep Phone Number
1 Chicago, IL Robert Bass (708) 366-8181
3 Pittsburg, PA James Gallik (412) 471-4535
5 Upper Marlboro, MD Jimmy Yuhase (301) 599-0940
6 Buffalo, NY Thomas Halligan (716) 828-1200
7 Boston, MA Brian Donahue (617) 268-0707
7P Boston, MA (Maine) Brian Donahue (617) 268-0707
8 Milwaukee, WI Richard Hanson (414) 476-9372
8B Milwaukee, WI Richard Hanson (414) 476-9372
9 Niagara Falls, NY Lynn Wahler (716) 285-5738
10 Kansas City, MO Brian Garrett (816) 471-0880
11 – DCNNJ Newark, NJ Bill Lawson (973) 376-7230
14 Spokane, WA James Ryckman (509) 922-3577
15 Hartford, CT Joseph McGloin (860) 246-7353
16 Baltimore, MD James Gauvin (410) 282-6650
17 Cleveland, OH Brian Murray (216) 685-1781
21 Omaha, NE William Fuller (402) 333-0276
22 Indianapolis, IN Pascal Kateme (317) 635-4766
24 Denver, CO Joseph Mulready (303) 296-6626
24W Wichita, KS Mark Roby (316) 264-2424
25 Detroit, MI Kevin McDonnell (248) 960-2130
27T Salt Lake City, UT Rick Johnson (801) 972-8997
27W-Casper Salt Lake City, UT (Wyoming) Rick Johnson (801) 972-8997
27 Salt Lake City, UT Rick Johnson (801) 508-7940
28 Richmond, VA Walter Purcell (804) 716-2244
29 Portland, OR Jason Fussell (503) 775-0877
33 Rochester, NY Scott Gardner (585) 288-2630
37 Providence, RI David Langlais (401) 438-1111
40 & 361 New York, NY Bryan Brady II (718) 433-4195
44 Cincinnati, OH James Hyden (859) 586-2100
48 Oklahoma City, OK Randy Palumbo (405) 634-3924
55 Toledo, OH Philip Gluza (419) 382-3080
58 New Orleans, LA Aldo Irias-Duron (504) 245-8032
60 Syracuse, NY John Clark (315) 422-8209
63 Chicago, IL George Butz (708) 345-6067
66 San Antonio, TX Charles Kitchen (210) 532-5237
70 Louisville, KY Blair Cissell (502) 634-3348
75 Phoenix, AZ Shannon Price (602) 276-6055
79 Norfolk, VA Pat Kuhlman (757) 461-7900
84 & 135 Houston, TX Frank Morman (713) 644-3206
86 Seattle, WA Greg Christiansen (206) 244-2993
86T Seattle, WA Greg Christiansen (206) 244-2993
89 Cedar Rapids, IA Seth Gorman (319) 365-8675
92 Birmingham, AL John Clement (205) 251-3372
111 Rock Island, IL Kathy Jonson (309) 787-0141
112 Peoria, IL Jason Emerick (309) 699-6489
118 Sacramento, CA Jason Rafter (916) 428-7420
118R Sacramento, CA Jason Rafter (916) 428-7420
135 Galveston, TX Frank Morman (713) 644-3206
136 Chicago, IL Daniel O’Donnell (708) 615-9300
147 Fort Wayne, IN Ron Starkey (206) 484-8514
155 Fresno, CA James Gay (559) 497-1295
167 Memphis, TN James Cole (901) 365-4144
172 Columbus, OH Todd Strope (614) 497-0550
197 New York, NY William Hayes (718) 361-6534
207 Youngstown, OH Matt Sargent (330) 726-9421
229 San Diego, CA Michael Peterson (858) 505-9414
263-TIEATJUF Dallas/Fort Worth, TX Julio Gonzalez Jr. (817) 640-1960
272 Miami, FL Robert Wisehart (954) 524-8731
290 Dayton, OH Mike Yauger (937) 222-1622
292 South Bend, IN Charles Novacek (574) 288-9033
321 Little Rock, AR Kenneth New (501) 374-3705
340 Battle Creek, MI Todd Foreman (269) 962-8511
372 Cincinnati, OH Robert Barker (513) 761-3720
377 San Francisco, CA Brian Colombo (707) 746-7666
378 Oakland, CA Brian Colombo (707) 746-7666
380 Champaign, IL John Benningfield (217) 367-6014
383 Madison, WI Pete Stern (608) 256-3162
384 Knoxville, TN Dean Shepard (865) 689-5663
387 Atlanta, GA Chris Tobiasson (404) 505-0405
392 East St. Louis, MO John Herrington (618) 482-5222
395 Hammond, IN Richard Gamblin (219) 962-7675
396 St. Louis, MO Jim Hunt (314) 678-1406
397 Tampa, FL James Thomas (813) 621-4426
402 West Palm Beach, FL Jeffrey Bailey (561) 842-6254
404 Harrisburg, PA Daniel Hoke (717) 564-8550
416 & 433LA Los Angeles, CA Paul Martinez (714) 228-9744
416 & 433LV Las Vegas, NV Jason Corder (702) 643-7991
417 Newburgh, NY Matthew Stoddard (845) 566-8417
424 North Haven, CT John Jones (203) 562-4116
444 Joliet, IL Jeff Crompton (815) 725-0725
451 Wilmington, DE Richard Jordan (302) 994-0946
477 Sheffield, AL Jeb Miles (256) 381-9966
482 Austin, TX Charles S. Kitchen (512) 385-2500
492 Nashville, TN Gregory Hasselblad (615) 226-5435
495 Albuquerque, NM Jeffrey Steele (505) 242-9124
498 Rockford, IL Mark Richeson (815) 873-9180
512 Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN Larry Gilbertson (651) 489-3829
549 Wheeling, WV John Byers (304) 232-9610
550 Canton, OH Shawn McCartney (330) 454-0008
568 Cumberland, MD Clifford Wendricks (301) 777-7433
580 New York, NY Richard Falasca (212) 736-1224
584 Tulsa, OK Brian Tannehill (918) 234-4980
597 Jacksonville, FL Scott Roy (904) 765-3596
623 Baton Rouge, LA Troyce Thoms (225) 358-0065
704 Chattanooga, TN Phillip Burney (423) 698-4198
709 Savannah, GA Derrick Sample (912) 748-4412
732 Pocatello, ID Travis Woolsey (208) 339-6383
732H Pocatello, ID (Montana) Travis Woolsey (208) 339-6383
751 Anchorage, AK Anthony Ladd (907) 563-4766
769 Ashland, KY Michael Blakeman (606) 929-9656
782 Paducah, KY Robert Sterling (270) 415-0305
787 Parkersburg, WV Brad Winans (304) 485-6231
798 Mobile, AL Norman Richerson (251) 645-2477
808 Orlando, FL Ricardo Cantu (407) 859-0321
848 Charleston, SC Daniel Segovia (704) 423-0059