Townsend earns Certified Welding Inspector, Educator designations

Peter Townsend

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Peter Townsend, a member of the Welding Technology faculty at Front Range Community College, has successfully passed the national examinations to become a Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) and Certified Welding Educator (CWE).

The certifications allow Townsend to facilitate welding exams/tests in the American Welding Society (AWS) Accredited Test Facility at the Larimer Campus. The Larimer Campus is the only AWS Accredited Test Facility in Colorado.

Townsend, Jason Walsh, and Ryan Meeks, also on the faculty at FRCC and also CWI and CWE, can certify to any AWS code, work with companies to create their own codes, and test at a company’s site. They also teach 10-hour classes to prepare welders for the exams. Contact Townsend at (970) 204-8388, Walsh at (970) 204-8621, or Meeks at (970) 204-8633 for more information.

FRCC offers nearly 100 degree and certificate programs from locations in Boulder County, Larimer County, Westminster, and Brighton, and online.

FRCC is a member of the Colorado Community College System, the state’s largest system of higher education serving more than 151,000 students annually. CCCS oversees career and academic programs in the 13 state community colleges and career and technical programs in more than 160 school districts and seven other post-secondary institutions.

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One Response to Townsend earns Certified Welding Inspector, Educator designations

  1. John Berry says:

    I am interested in becoming a certified welding inspector and am looking for a school that will help me acquire this certification. I have an AA degree in welding and have welded for over 30 years. I would like to transition into a welding inspector but am not sure where in Colorado that I can obtain this certification. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks so much