All classes begin at 8am and run a minimum of 8 hours each scheduled day. Certification preparatory courses are designed to cover a certain amount of material each day and may take beyond 8 hours. These courses also include homework.
Application for Testing to AWS
Students preparing to take the examinations offered for SCWI, CWS and CWI/CWE will be required to fill out an AWS application that must be completed and turned into Real Educational Services 7 weeks prior to the scheduled test date. Visual Acuity Forms should accompany the initial application. Applications received after their deadline may be assessed a late fee by AWS. Payment for AWS membership and test fees must accompany the application for submission.
Details for SCWI/CWI/CWE Applicants
AWS limits the number of students we can test on any one test day to 50. Applications and seats for testing will be assigned a number in the order of receipt by Real Educational Services. Since several students have taken up space for testing and then decided to reschedule at the last minute, we are now forced to apply different rules than what we have used in the past. Full payment for the class is required at the time of application to be assigned a seat for testing.
What to Bring to Class
Calculators - Most courses will require the use of a calculator. For certification courses such as CWI/CWE, Senior CWI, CWS, API 510 and API 570 Preparatory, calculators to be used during testing must meet the requirements of the certifying organization. Most students bring either a Construction Master or a scientific calculator. Just bring a calculator you can use or learn in class.
Tools – When use of tools is required for classroom exercises, all necessary tools will be provided by Real Educational Services. Students may, however, use their own personal tools, although this is not recommended. AWS allows a basic, scientific or the construction calculator. When tools are required for certification testing, students must use tools provided by the certifying organization, as in AWS supplying tools for all students taking the CWI/CWE/CWS examinations.
AWS Confirmation Letter and Part B Specification – Bring your package with the Part B Specification and the confirmation letter that you receive from AWS with you to class. This could arrive as an email or via US Post Office. If you do not receive this material before coming to class, you should call AWS at 800-443-9353 ext. 273.
Other materials – Student texts and workbooks are provided, as applicable and may be used for note taking. Most are the property of the student upon course completion. For certification examinations, the student must provide their own reference materials such as Codes or Standards.
Other Sources of Materials – Pre-course study materials are provided to registered students of the AWS CWI/CWE or the API 510 and 570 Preparatory courses. Upon registration and meeting deposit requirements for the class, pre-course study guides and questions are mailed to the student. Applicable reference Codes or excerpts which are the responsibility of the student may be obtained from Global Engineering Documents at 800-854-7179 or on line at www.global.ihs.com. Another source is Brown Book Shop in Houston, TX at 800-711-1888 or 713-652-1917 or on line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online Course Requirements
Online Courses We are continually improving and updating the training experience in our Virtual Training Center. Our online students have the advantage of moving to the front of the class to experience teaching in an almost personal, one on one, environment. The video and image content is high definition, bringing you up close to the tools, samples and specifications. The audio has been digitally enhanced for clarity of speech so the student doesn’t have strain to pay attention and can retain more of the critical information and successful test taking hints.
The basic requirements for participation in the Virtual Training Center are:
• Computer with sound
• High speed internet access (HD Video - Standard Definition can be selected for improved speed)
• Confirmed email address
• Up-to-date internet browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari, IE, etc.)
• Adobe Reader installed
• Adobe Flash installed
As with any instruction, the time and effort you put into it, determines what you get out of it! It is important for the student to schedule and dedicate the appropriate amount of time to the online courses. Also, the student will enhance their ability to pass exams by eliminating distractions and be ready to take notes with pencil and paper, preferably a notebook. The student should have the same calculator that they will use for any exam they may take with AWS. Certain courses require specific code books, publications and documentation. If these books are not provided via download in the course, they are the responsibility of the student to acquire prior to starting the course.
AWS testing for SCWI, CWI Endorsements, CWS are now being handled by Prometrics. The student will be responsible for contacting AWS and scheduling any examinations for certification. If you need assistance, please call our office. Once a student has registered and paid in full, they will be sent an email with instructions, login link, user name and password.