Every once in a while (quarterly?) I do a “show me you can weld” class where I just set of an hour and a half for sign offs and have people set up and take down the equipment and make some test beads for me to show that they do know what they are doing. I don’t have one currently scheduled, but it’s been a bit so maybe late this month or early next.
As of right now, I’m the only TIG instructor, so whatever my schedule looks like is what you get, and I tend to teach welding classes once a month on average. If you miss me this weekend, that may be it for a while.
After that the only people that could qualify you are the chair and vice chair of the metal shop @hon1nbo and @TBJK. If they choose to qualify you, you’ll still need to take the DMS welding safety class (which I’m also teaching this weekend) or the new Hot Work safety class before you can start welding so you get a good dose of how we do things and some of the rules we have that are metal shop specific.