Become an AWS Instructor

Turn your knowledge and work experience into a rewarding teaching opportunity!

AWS is currently seeking instructors to develop courses on the subjects listed below. However, we are open to all submissions.

  • Blueprint Reading and Writing
  • Visual Inspection
  • Hands-on NDT Workshop
  • Destructive Testing
  • Lean Management
  • Finance for Engineers
  • Leading High-Performance Teams
  • Starting an inspection business
  • Quality Management
  • Quality Assurance and Quality Control
  • Business opportunities for CWIs

Become an AWS Instructor

Benefits of being an AWS Instructor

  • Assist AWS in fulfilling its mission of moving the industry forward through continued training and education of current and future generations of welding professionals.
  • Maintain your intellectual property.
  • Earn additional income.
  • Free promotion of you and your course on the AWS website.
  • Enjoy full logistical, marketing and customer service support so you can focus on teaching.

Benefits of being an AWS Instructor

How do I start?

There are several opportunities for individuals interested in teaching for the American Welding Society.

Develop & Teach an AWS Course


If you have a course in mind, or currently teach your own course, you can focus on instruction and have AWS take care of the rest.

Please visit the “Develop & Teach” page for additional details on how to take the next step.

Become an Exam Prep AWS Instructor


Do you hold a current CWI, SCWI, CRI, or CWS and want to teach one of our exam prep seminars?

If so, please visit the “Exam Prep Instructor” page for more details.

Questions about becoming an instructor?

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