Today I had my Oral Exam for my WABO Special Inspector's certification for Structural Steel Welding, and I passed.
WABO is the Washington Association of Building Officials, and they rule all construction in Washington State.
I already have a Certified Welding Inspector card from the AWS, but that just gets you in the door.
I spent the last few days cramming Structural Steel and Reinforcing Bar code into my head. Welding codes read like legal briefs, very dry and very wordy
It will take a few days for my new light blue Special Inspector's card to arrive in the mail, but I just found out from the office that we don't have to wait for it. I am legal to do inspections now.
So tomorrow I should be back on dispatch.
Looks like I might just have a career in this silly inspection business yet.