Common Arc Program
The Common Arc Program conducts mass weld qualifications throughout the country with each welder obtaining a six-month certification from contractors and in some instances, the Owner community.
Established in 1988, the Common Arc Program eliminates welder test redundancies and improves efficiency by creating a central location for welder certifications. This program has resulted in an average cost savings of 95 percent annually and eliminated costs previously paid by the Owners and Contractors, to ensure an efficient and rapid return to operation.
Dollar amount saved per Weld Test as a result of the Common Arc Program sponsored test$973.70
Certified welders currently in the Common Arc Program database9,426
Total cost of welder certifications/continuity per welder/contractor certification in 2014$32.83