Welding Training & Certification Resources

Improper welds can compromise a vehicle’s structural integrity. That’s why I-CAR’s Welding Training & Certification is instructor-led and conducted at the shop with the equipment technicians use regularly to perform complete, safe, and quality repairs.

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When you successfully complete a Welding Training & Certification course you will:
  • Complete a Welding Capability & Readiness Assessment, which is a hands-on evaluation by the Instructor of the facility’s safety gear, equipment and infrastructure.
  • Train on welding techniques through theory instruction
  • Receive instructor-led, hands-on practice and coaching
  • Achieve I-CAR’s industry-recognized welding certification

Types of Welding

Welding Training & Certification, valid for three years, is available for Steel GMA Welding , Steel Sectioning and Aluminum GMA (MIG) Welding .

For technicians with an active certification, I-CAR offers a recertification. This is a test only event and requires welders to perform welds without practice or coaching assistance. A Welding recertification course must be scheduled with another instructor-led course on the same day, such as Hands-On Skills Development course or a full welding certification course for another technician at the shop.

For certified welding technicians up for renewal, I-CAR offers a recertification. This is a test only event and requires welders to perform welds without assistance.

Technician Calibrating ADAS

Event Equipment & Other Requirements

There are specific equipment requirements for the Welding Training & Certification and Hands On Skills Development events. Without the proper equipment, some training may not be able to be conducted.

See Requirements


Network Welding Requirements

A growing number of OEMs and Insurance networks recognize the value of training and require I-CAR welding to participate in their network programs.


What to Expect

Watch to find out how to prepare for Welding Training & Certification at your shop.


In addition to the course required items, here are some common items to have ready:

  • Government issued photo ID
  • Welding magnifying lens per individual needed for improved vision
  • Welding respirator (NIOSH approved)
  • Hearing protection
  • Leather boots or shoes (no tennis shoes)
  • Leather welding cape or long sleeve welding shirt
  • Safety glasses (must be worn at all times)
  • Welding gloves
  • Welding helmet with undamaged lens (Auto-Darkening lens preferred)
  • Securely mounted vice in the welding area for destructive testing welds