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Laser Welding Certificate

Advance your career by building the knowledge and skills employers seek with a UW–Madison Laser Welding Certificate. Choose from three options based on your experience and education to gain this sought-after professional credential.


Is this program right for you?

The Laser Welding Certificate program from UW–Madison College of Engineering’s Office of Interdisciplinary Professional Programs is the only one of its kind in the world.

The unique certification requires that participants take two courses, pass an exam, and give a presentation before peers. Courses can be completed in five days and are offered in Madison, Wisconsin, or Orlando, Florida. Small class sizes make an ideal setting for hands-on learning and collaboration.

Upon completion of the courses, you’ll take the Laser Welding Certificate exam and give a 15-20-minute presentation to your peers at the Annual Symposium in Madison. Presentations typically cover improvements made in laser welding processes as a result of the courses.

Earn one of three certificates: Accredited Laser Welding Technical Specialist (LWTS), Accredited Associate Laser Welding Professional (ALWP), or Accredited Laser Welding Professional (LWP). If you are just entering the industry, the LWTS is a perfect way to get started; it doesn’t require any laser welding experience. The ALWP requires five years of experience or three years of experience with a bachelor’s degree in engineering or physical science. The LWP requires 10 years of laser welding experience or five years of experience with a bachelor’s in engineering or physical science.

With a Laser Welding Certificate, you can take your practical knowledge and skills back to your job to improve operations. Grow in your career with this one-of-a-kind certificate that will continue to be professionally valuable in the years to come.

Is this program right for you?

The Laser Welding Certificate program from UW–Madison College of Engineering’s Office of Interdisciplinary Professional Programs is the only one of its kind in the world.

The unique certification requires that participants take two courses, pass an exam, and give a presentation before peers. Courses can be completed in five days and are offered in Madison, Wisconsin, or Orlando, Florida. Small class sizes make an ideal setting for hands-on learning and collaboration.

Upon completion of the courses, you’ll take the Laser Welding Certificate exam and give a 15-20-minute presentation to your peers at the Annual Symposium in Madison. Presentations typically cover improvements made in laser welding processes as a result of the courses.

Earn one of three certificates: Accredited Laser Welding Technical Specialist (LWTS), Accredited Associate Laser Welding Professional (ALWP), or Accredited Laser Welding Professional (LWP). If you are just entering the industry, the LWTS is a perfect way to get started; it doesn’t require any laser welding experience. The ALWP requires five years of experience or three years of experience with a bachelor’s degree in engineering or physical science. The LWP requires 10 years of laser welding experience or five years of experience with a bachelor’s in engineering or physical science.

With a Laser Welding Certificate, you can take your practical knowledge and skills back to your job to improve operations. Grow in your career with this one-of-a-kind certificate that will continue to be professionally valuable in the years to come.

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How you'll learn

  • Take two face-to-face courses in Madison, Wisconsin or Orlando, Florida.
  • Score at least 80% on the Laser Welding Certificate exam in Madison.
  • Deliver a presentation at the Annual Symposium in Madison.

Sample curriculum

  • Laser Welding: Mastering the Technology
  • Troubleshooting Laser Welds

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