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AWS Accredited Test Facililty Certification

The East Valley Institute of Technology is an American Welding Society Accredited Testing Facility.
The EVIT ATF is a third-party ATF that conducts welder qualification testing for the AWS Certified Welder Program using a Certified Welding Inspector.

Generally, hours of operation are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5 PM to 9 PM.  We follow the EVIT campus calendar for holidays and closed days. 
Optional Welder training, bend testing, etc. is available upon request. An option to apply for a nationally recognized AWS Certified Welder Program is available. A minimum of 48 hours prior to testing time is required for registration, and a minimum of 24 hours prior to testing must be given to cancel a test.

To get a view of the testing facility, click here.

Test Details and Pricing:
  • A photo ID (such as driver's license) is to be brought by the applicant to the testing site at the same time of testing.
  • The maximum test time on 3/8" plate is no longer than 3 hours.
  • A retest can be scheduled no sooner than the following day. The cost for the testing is the same amount that the applicant paid for the original test. If a third test is necessary, the time frame will be determined by the applicant and the CWI.
  • Tests include 3/8" and 1" plate thickness that meets AWS D1.1 requirements in 3G/4G positions.
  • 1" thickness qualifies a welder for any thickness of metal.
  • 3/8" thickness qualifies a welder for up to 3/4' thickness.
  • SMAW , GMAW or FCAW process can be used for any thickness.
  • GTAW 3/8" thickness coupon
Test includes:
1 coupon for each position, 2 specimens per coupon.
Individual positions (like 1G or 2G) 1 coupon, 2 specimens: $350
3G and 4G: All position cert for $450.
Materials provided here, welded here.

Location and Contact Information:
East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT)
1601 West Main St. Mesa AZ. 85201
Building 8, Room 001: Welding Lab
Contact Information:
Willard Deemer
(480) 461-6765

Albert Hirata
(480) 461-6713