American Welding Society Learning | WPS/PQR Explained -- eLearning Course

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Price: $150
About the Course

Welding procedure specifications (WPS) allow welders to consistently produce welds that meet desired requirements without any rework. However, the nature and use of a WPS, and its supporting procedure qualification record (PQR), are commonly misunderstood. This online course provides a comprehensive overview of these documents in an engaging and easy-to-understand multimedia format.

Topics include: the format and function of a WPS and a PQR; the different types of WPSs; essential and nonessential variables for arc welding, oxyfuel welding , resistance welding and brazing procedure specifications; the procedure qualification process; the information included on a PQR; and common nondestructive and destructive tests.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Take on the various roles of a welding sales representative
  • Use standard welding terminology
  • Identify and prevent welding safety hazards
  • Analyze when personal protective equipment is necessary and use it properly
  • Comprehend the AWS shielding gas classification system
  • Describe the parts of an electrical circuit, electrical variables, and power source types used in welding
  • Explain the basics of typical welding, thermal cutting, brazing, and soldering processes
  • Describe the equipment, variables, advantages, and disadvantages inherent to typical welding and cutting processes as well as brazing and soldering
  • Read and fill out a WPS and PQR

Course Outline

This course covers:

  • Module 1: Introduction to WPSs & PQRs
  • Module 2: How to Read a WPS, Pt. I
  • Module 3: How to Read a WPS, Pt. II
  • Module 4: Procedure Specifications for Oxyfuel Welding, Resistance Welding, and Brazing
  • Module 5: PQRs and Qualification Tests


This course is intended for anyone:

  • Anyone interested in transitioning to sales in the welding industry
  • Anyone preparing to take the Certified Welding Sales Representative (CWSR) exam
  • Welding Students, Entry level welders, Welding Sales personnel

CEUs and Certificate

CEU's 0.4 or 4 PDH

Certificate: A certificate is available upon successful completion of the course and an 75% or higher score on the exam.


1 year online subscription for a Single-User Only via username/password. Requires internet access.

For pricing for Multi-User access or for more information, please contact sales here or call 1-877-909-ASTM.