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The American Institute of Welding (AIW)
Welcomes You to Our Website!

and we thank you for your Interest in our Welding Training Program.

AIW Welding School Mission

The American Institute of Welding (AIW) offers a premier welding school for participants in Culpeper County, Loudoun County, Northern Virginia (NOVA); Maryland, and the Washington, DC Metropolitan areas. Our state-of-the-art training facility is located in Culpeper, VA. AIW’s superior training program provides students with the skills they need to obtain employment as a welder. Our welding school program can be completed in just six weeks and we offer evening and weekend classes for your convenience. The mission of AIW is to equip unemployed and underemployed individuals with marketable skills so they can improve their standard of living through gainful employment as a welder.

Instruction and Safety

The American Institute of Welding employs only highly-qualified instructors who are professional welders with years of practical experience in the field. Students receive personalized one-on-one training with a skilled welder. Workshop safety is a critical component of our welding school, and we ensure that our students comply with all OSHA safety requirements. Every welder in training is required to wear special protective gear. During instruction, welders receive on the job training in a variety of different areas pertaining to welding.

Career Placement

Upon successful completion of our program, our graduates are Apprentice Welders. AIW graduates are equipped with the credentials and training needed to work as professional welders. AIW also offers career placement assistance to our graduates.

What Sets Us Apart




Our instructors are themselves certified welders, who have years of practical experience in the field. They are background-checked by AIW and have successfully passed our interview and employment requirements.

Se habla Español!

For your convenience, we have Spanish-speaking instructors onboard.

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In just 4 weeks, you can become an Apprentice Welder.

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Shop safety is our highest priority.

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AIW will assist the successful candidate with job placement.

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Within just four weeks, you can be certified as a professional welder through our welding program.

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The easiest way to learn a trade in the shortest period of time!

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