Training

Welding Certification

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 operates as an on-line, web based program. 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   Dave McNair    (301) 599-0940 
6   Buffalo, NY   Thomas Halligan   (716) 828-1200
7   Boston, MA   Neal McKelligan   (617) 268-0707 
7P   Boston, MA (Maine)   Neal McKelligan   (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 ext 307
11 - DCNNJ   Newark, NJ   Bill Lawson   (973) 376-7230 ext 609
14   Spokane, WA   Ethan LeGrand   (509) 922-3577 
15   Hartford, CT   Rick Munroe   (860) 246-7353 
16   Baltimore, MD   Thomas Brune   (410) 282-6650 
17   Cleveland, OH   Jeff Carlson   (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   Denver, CO (Kansas)   Mark Roby   (316) 264-2424 
25   Detroit, MI   Kevin McDonnell   (248) 960-2130
27T   Salt Lake City, UT   Robert North   (801) 972-8997
27W-Casper   Salt Lake City, UT (Wyoming)   Robert North   (801) 972-8997 
27   Salt Lake City, UT   Robert North    (801) 508-7940
29    Portland, OR   Keith Kordenat    (503) 775-0877
33   Rochester, NY   John Linehan    (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    John Baugh   (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   Russ Gschwind   (708) 345-6067
66   San Antonio, TX   Charles Kitchen   (210) 532-5237
70   Louisville, KY   John Joseph   (502) 634-3348
75   Phoenix, AZ   Alan Ruda   (602) 276-6055 ext 18
79   Norfolk, VA   Pat Kuhlman   (757) 461-7900
84 & 135   Houston, TX   Terry Sieck   (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   Jason Caldwell   (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
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
301   Charleston, WV   James Barker   (304) 342-5343
321   Little Rock, AR   Kenneth New   (501) 374-3705
340   Battle Creek, MI   Todd Foreman   (269) 962-8511
377   San Francisco, CA   Brian Colombo   (707) 746-7666 ext 03
378   Oakland, CA   Brian Colombo   (707) 746-7666 ext 03
380   Champaign, IL   John Benningfield   (217) 367-6014
384   Knoxville, TN   Michael Casler   (865) 689-5663
387   Atlanta, GA   Chris Tobiasson   (404) 505-0405
392   East St. Louis, MO   John Herrington   (618) 482-5222
395   Hammond, IN   David Hall   (219) 962-7675
396   St. Louis, MO   Jim Hunt   (314) 678-1406
397   Tampa, FL   Richard James   (813) 621-4426 ext 23
402   West Palm Beach, FL   Robert Alt   (561) 842-6254
404   Harrisburg, PA   Jack McClain   (717) 564-8550
416 & 433LA   Los Angeles, CA   Paul Martinez   (714) 228-9744 ext 15
416 & 433LV   Las Vegas, NV   Jason Corder   (702) 643-7991
417   Newburgh, NY   Matthew Stoddard   (845) 566-8417
444   Joliet, IL   Ken Kobus   (815) 725-0725
477   Sheffield, AL   Jeb Miles   (256) 381-9966
482   Austin, TX   Charles S. Kitchen   (512) 385-2500
492   Nashville, TN   Daniel Stinson   (615) 226-5435
495   Albuquerque, NM   Rick Meyer   (505) 242-9124 ext 103
498   Rockford, IL   Mark Richeson   (815) 873-9180
512   Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN   Larry Gilbertson   (651) 489-3829
549   Wheeling, WV   John Rothacker   (304) 232-9610
550   Canton, OH   Joseph Liolios   (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   James Lockhart   (423) 698-4198
709   Savannah, GA   William McMillan   (912) 748-4412
732   Pocatello, ID   Travis Woolsey   (208) 339-6383
732H   Pocatello, ID (Montana)   Travis Woolsey   (208) 339-6383
751   Anchorage, AK   Charlie Engblom   (907) 563-4766
769   Ashland, KY   Michael Blakeman   (606) 929-9656
782   Paducah, KY   Robert Sterling   (270) 415-0305
798   Mobile, AL   Norman Richerson   (251) 645-2477
808   Orlando, FL   Ben Schmitz   (407) 859-0321
848   Charleston, SC   Dreyfus Browder   (704) 423-0059