Welder Certification Program

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 may 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 may be obtained by contacting AWS at 1-800-443-WELD Ext. 273 or from their Website http://www.aws.org and clicking 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 may be obtained by contacting:

David Malburg, Division Chief
Structural Materials and Pavement Markings Division
Office of Materials Technology
7450 Traffic Drive
Hanover, Maryland 21076
Phone: 443.572.5298

Bryan Hines
Team Leader, Metals
7450 Traffic Drive
Hanover, Maryland 21076
Phone: 443.572.5291

Timothy Howard
Assistant Division Chief, Structural Materials
7450 Traffic Drive
Hanover, Maryland 21076
Phone: 443.572.5284