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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

NOCTI and Nocti Business Solutions (NBS) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Welding - Teacher Test (5279) 

NOCTI-Approved Area Test Centers throughout the United States.

September 2013 - December 2018.

Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Students will be able to: identify various welding hazards and safe practices; display familiarity with industrial and OSHA safety standards; outline oxyfuel safety procedures, arc welding and cutting safety procedures; demonstrate safe use of PPE, hand tools, and power equipment; interpret weld and welding symbols; read and interpret blueprints and sketches; identify oxyfuel cutting principles and maintain oxyfuel equipment; assemble and disassemble oxyfuel equipment; handle and store compressed gas cylinders; cut and form metal with oxyfuel equipment; identify arc cutting process principles; assemble and disassemble arc cutting equipment; identify and maintain arc cutting equipment; describe arc cutting consumables and arc cutting equipment; identify metals by physical characteristics and shapes; explain the pre-heating and post-heating processes; explain distortion control methods; identify basic mechanical properties of metals, various joint designs (joint geometry) and welding positions; clean and prepare materials for groove and fillet welds; identify welding defects and/or discontinuities; test welds using various techniques; use standard measuring and layout tools (metric and English); describe welding industry codes, standards, and procedures; explain principles of SMAW; set up and maintain SMAW equipment and demonstrate selection and application of SMAW consumables; perform fillet and groove welds on plate in all positions; explain principles of GMAW and FCAW, set up and maintain GMAW and FCAW equipment; demonstrate selection and application of GMAW and FCAW consumables; perform fillet and groove welds on plate in all positions; explain principles of GTAW; Set up and maintain GTAW equipment and demonstrate selection and application of GTAW consumables; and perform fillet and groove welds on ferrous and nonferrous metals in all positions.  Performance Component:  Oxyfuel Cutting (33%), SMAW V-Groove, 3G (15%), GMAW Tee Joint, 2F (16%), Aluminum GTAW Tee Joint, 2F (20%), and Stainless Steel GTAW Lap Joint, 2F (16%).


NOCTI teacher exams assess individuals' technical knowledge and skills in an online proctored proficiency examination format.  These assessments are used in a large number of states as part of the teacher licensing/certification process as they assess competency in all aspects of a particular industry.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Manufacturing Technology, Metal Technology, Mechanical Technology or Welding Technology (5/12) (12/16 revalidation).