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Welder qualifications for the Ohio Department of Transportation are governed by the American Welding Society (AWS) D1.5 Bridge Welding Code and the Department’s Supplemental 1011.  Below you will find a brief outline of the qualification requirements and any re-certification requirements along with a link to the approved field welder page.

Qualification Requirements:

  • A field welder may be qualified by one of two methods
    • American Welding Society (AWS) Certified Welder Program
      • A field welder qualified as an AWS Certified Welder is acceptable to weld on Department projects. The field welder must show thier current AWS Certified Welder card, listing qualification to the AWS D1.5 Bridge Welding Code
      • If a field welder is qualified per AWS and has a current qualified welder card they are not required to be listed on ODOT's website 
    • Ohio Department of Transportation Certified Welder Program
      • A field welder must follow the testing and submittal requirements outlined in Supplement 1011 and will be listed on the Ohio DOT Qualified Field Welder website

​Qualification Continuity Requirements:

  • American Welding Society (AWS) Certified Welder Program
    • A field welder who is qualified per the AWS Certified Welder Program is not required to submit any work records to the Department. 
  • Ohio Department of Transportation Certified Welder Program
    • A field welder who is qualified per the Ohio Department of Transportation Welder program must update thier employment record with the Department at intervals of not more than six months. The Welder Update Form may be used or a letter with the required information may be substituted. ​

Re-Qualification Requirements:

If the "Last update" date is greater than 6 months the welder has a 6 month grace period to submit his/her employment record.  If the employment record has not been submitted within a 1 year time period from their "Last update" the welder is no longer qualified and must re-test.

All submissions and inquiries can be forwarded to the following:

Office of Materials Management
Structural, Welding and Metals Section
1600 West Broad Street
Columbus, OH   43223
fax       614-275-1354

Click here for a list of Ohio DOT Qualified Field Welders.

By clicking on the "Ohio DOT Qualified Field Welders" link above you will be transported to the new ODOT CMS Portal.

To access the Approved Field Welders List click on "CONTRACTORS REPORTS" in the left hand column and then  click "Welders" under the Materials and Testing List.  From this location you can search for all approved welders using the first letter of their last name.