Employers find you based on the skills, certifications, and licenses in your Surehand profile. You enter this type of information in the Credentials screen.  

Click on the + sign to add a Skill, Certification, Welding Qualification, or License. Follow the prompts to complete each type of credential. 

Uploading documentation: If you have documentation related to a certification you can upload a .pdf or .jpg under “Certificate Documents”.  

1.  Click on “Choose file” and select the document you want to upload

2. Enter the name of the document in the “Name document” box

3. Click “Submit Document”

Pro tip: By providing your certification ID and expiration date, Surehand will verify your certification via the certifying body. Having verified certifications means your search results will appear higher on the list than those of non-verified certification holders.

Visibility: Your certification ID is not visible to employers.

Note: If you can't find your certification body listed, select Other and input your certification body and certification type manually.

How to Add Welding Qualifications to Your Profile

Employers search for Welders on Surehand by entering the Welding Qualifications (processes, forms, weld types, positions, base materials, thicknesses) they are looking for in a candidate, so it's important to include them in your profile.

Just login to your Surehand account and click on the "Profile" icon on your dashboard

Go to the Credentials Section and Click the + button

Enter your Welding Qualifications (processes, forms, weld types, positions, base materials, etc). 

You can also upload any qualification documentation you may have.


Choose the methods and positions you are qualified for:

Make sure to click "Save." 

Congratulations! Your welding quals have been added to your Surehand worker profile and are visible to our employer partners.

Welding Certification

Many welders are certified through their employers and that certification stays with the employer when the job ends. When a welder is certified through a body such as the American Welding Society (AWS) and can take that cert from job to job. If you are certified through a national organization such as AWS, you may indicate this and upload your documentation to your profile.

Professional Licenses

Here, you can add any professional licenses you hold. Examples would be a Plumbing, Electricians, or Elevator Contractor's License. To add other licenses, such as a Commercial Driver's License, please go to "More" and click on "Identity & Memberships."