Merrill Institute

Accredited Test Facility

Accredited Test Facility

Are you a manufacturer looking to save money, improve productivity and reduce liability? Maybe expand your scope of business? If so, entrust your welder certification and credentialing process to the industry experts at the Merrill Institute.

Are you an individual looking for career advancement by obtaining a certification? Maybe you simply want to add to your existing certifications and credentials. If so, entrust your future to the industry experts at the Merrill Institute.

Our Accredited Testing Facility (ATF) designation through the American Welding Society (AWS) allows the Merrill Institute to perform welder qualification and ATF assessment testing for companies and individuals across the country. Our ATF program is audited by the AWS to meet established criteria to test and certify welders according to the very high standards of the AWS.

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  • There are many advantages of testing through an Accredited Test Facility:
    • The certification is nationally recognized
    • The certification is transferable
    • Cost savings for companies that need welders tested and certified quickly
    The Certified Welder program through an AWS ATF is widely recognized throughout our nation and beyond. It is quickly becoming the standard way to test and certify welders within the industry.

  • The Merrill Institute can test you in the most commonly used welding processes required by the industry. Our welding machines are state-of-the-art and calibrated. Our test supervisors are Certified Welding Inspectors and Educators through the American Welding Society and have years of testing experience. We can test you in the most commonly used welding processes required by the industry, as well as test to any code or standard, along with company supplied Welding Procedure Specifications (WPS). Our facility has 35 training and testing booths and can easily accommodate multiple welders while maintaining privacy.

  • We are centrally located in the state of Michigan inside Merrill Fabricators, a 400,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility in Alma.

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