The Maryland State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) has adopted a regional welder's certification program for the testing and certification of welders in the shielded metal arc welding process (SMAW).
The program is administered and cards issued by the American Welding Society (AWS). Welders seeking certification can contact any AWS Accredited Test Facility and request to be tested in accordance with the Federal Highway Administration’s Mid-Atlantic Structural Committee for Economic Fabrication Procedure SCEF 01 .
The location of the nearest AWS Test Facility can be obtained by contacting AWS at 1-800-443-WELD Ext. 273 or from their web page http://www.aws.org and clicking on Certification. The welder will be responsible for the fee charged by the test facility.
The certification will be accepted by the following Departments of Transportation: Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania.
Additional information regarding SHA participation in this program can be obtained by contacting: Bruce Abernathy Assistant Division Chief, Structural Materials Structural Materials and Pavement Markings Division Office of Materials Technology 7450 Traffic Drive Hanover, Maryland 21076 Phone: 443.572.5278 BAbernathy@sha.state.md.us Bryan Hines Team Leader, Metals 7450 Traffic Drive Hanover, Maryland 21076 Phone: 443.572.5291 BHines@sha.state.md.us Timothy Howard Team Leader, Structural Materials 7450 Traffic Drive Hanover, Maryland 21076 Phone: 443.572.5284 THoward1@sha.state.md.us
707 North Calvert Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202-3601
Main Business Line – 410-545-0300
Safety Campaigns – 1-800-323-6742
For emergencies, call MDOT SHA's Statewide Operations Center at 410-582-5650.
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