Certification training consists of 112 hours, and includes classroom lecture, practice and final test. Upon successful completion of the course and passing the test, student will be A.W.S. D1.1 certified for structural welding. Primary emphasis will be on stick welding, properly known as Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW). Classes must be taken in order. Classes held at the VA School of Metal, 102-A Industrial Drive, Troy, VA 22974.