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National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3) and Lincoln Electric Education Partner Schools (LEEPS) for the NTEA's Work Truck Industry Welder Certification Program

Join us April 30 - May 2, 2024 at the Welding Technology and Training Center (WTTC) at Lincoln Electric headquarters in Euclid, OH.

Certification Program Overview

The Work Truck Industry Welder Certification program is a customized version of the nationally recognized LEEPS program developed in partnership by NC3 and Lincoln Electric. This program will offer employees of participating companies a suite of welding certifications.

LEEPS for NTEA GMAW Train-the-Trainer:

  • Welding Safety
  • Principles of Welding
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW): Carbon Steel
  • Online Resources and Assessments
  • Welding Techniques in 1G/2G/2F/3F/4F

Training Requirements

In order to be a member of the LEEPS for NTEA Program, your organization must complete the below requirements:

  • Companies must maintain yearly NC3 Membership ($5,000/year)

Companies must designate a Work Truck Industry Welder Certification program certified trainer with the following minimum requirements:

  • Ability to weld at 3F/3G position (vertical)
  • Proficient in GMAW (gas metal arc welding/MIG)
  • Basic computer skills including emailing, saving files, & browser navigation
  • Has laptop or Chromebook

Companies must have their chosen certified trainer attend Teir 1 training:

  • NTEA memeber: $695 plus travel expenses
  • NTEA non-member: $1,095 plus travel expenses

Provide all necessary equipment in good working condition for trainees, including but not limited to:

  • Welding equipment capable of executing short arc, spray. and pulse welds
  • Tools (wire brush / chipping hammer / pliers / wire cutters / angle grinders or sander)
  • Carbon steel metal
  • Contact tips (.035 and .045)
  • Cooling tanks
  • PPE: Steel-toe boots, welding helmet, welding hat, welding jacket, safety glasses, gloves

Additional Information

Equipment: Please bring your own laptop/Chromebook and PPE (specifics listed above).

Shuttle: A shuttle will transport attendees between hotel and training facility

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch will be provided to participants each day of their training.

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