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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 11 - 13, 2023 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.

  • 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

  • Companies must maintain annual 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 a 3F/3G positions (vertical)
  • Proficient in GMAW (gas metal arc welding/MIG)
  • Basic computer skills including emailing, saving files, & browser navigation
  • Has a laptop or Chromebook
  • Companies must have their chosen certified trainer attend training:
  • NTEA member: $695 plus travel expenses
  • NTEA non-member: $1,695 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 & .045)
  • Cooling tanks
  • PPE: Steel-toe boots, welding helmet, welding hat, welding jacket, safety glasses, gloves

Hotel Information

Will be sent in separate email.

Additional Information

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

Hotel: There is a hotel block set up at the Drury Plaza Hotel Cleveland Downtown (1380 East 6th Street, Cleveland, OH 44114) at the discounted rate of $125/night. CLICK HERE to view the booking link with the discounted code.

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.

By clicking "Register Here" above, you are agreeing to NC3's Terms and Conditions policy.

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