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Welding specialist

LA City Welders
Certification Classes

Our goal is to help you pass the L.A. City Welders Certification Exam. We do this by helping you get familiar with welding symbols and coding. Also, we provide you with the materials you will need to succeed.

Weekend Classes

97% Success Rate

Materials Provided

Clases Bilingüe

Training Courses and Classes

L.A. City Welders
Certification Class

*Individual Classes

  • AWS D1.1 Structural

  • AWS D1.3 Light Gage

  • AWS D1.4 Rebar

  • AWS D1.6 Structural Stainless Steel

Plan Reading Classes

*6 Weeks Total

  • Shop Drawings

  • Erection Drawings

  • Contact Document Drawings

L.A. City Approved
Fabricators Class

*4 Weeks Total

  • Light Weight

  • Medium Weight

  • Heavy Weight

Inspection Classes

  • S1 Structural Steel Bolting

  • S2 Structural Steel Welding

L.A. City Welder  Certification Course

We are a school that offers welder certification courses. Also, we are based out of Bell Gardens, CA, and provide quality training for anyone looking to get certified for their L. A City Welders license, Plan Reading, Inspection Training, or L.A City Approved Fabricator license.

Meet The Instructor


Welding Certification Instructor

Ray Castro teaches the True Quality L.A. City Welding Certification classes. Ray owns and manages the Ray Castro Steel Company and has over 20+ years of structural steel detailing experience. In addition, Ray has been licensed as D1.1 AWS LA City certified welder, stick, and manual process from 1982 to the present. 

Besides having his L.A. City-certified welders credentials, Ray also has experience in Inspections along with a long list of certifications which includes:  Structural Steel Contractor C51, ICC Bolting Certification, ICC Welding Certification, ICC Masonry Certification, ICC Reinforced Concrete Certification, ICC Fireproofing Certification, ICC Master Inspector Certification, and ACI Field Tech Certification.

Ray Castro



"Ray is gonna make sure you pass.."- Deidre Hull

"I used to be a certified welder and made the change to an inspector. I took my class at innovative and Gene is good but the classes are so large. These classes are so great. Ray is gonna make sure you pass. He puts the time and effort and is soooo knowledgeable. He cares and spends the time to really help you understand. I love this place and I’ll always spend my money here if it’s ever an option. I can’t recommend Ray’s classes enough."

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do you have classes in the evening?
    Normally not, weekends only (all day on weekends).
  • Does the classroom class include the hands on practical portion?
    No, they are completely different classes with separate costs.
  • How long does it take to get an exam date?
    Two to three months. Once you submit your application to LA City, someone will contact you and schedule your test date.
  • Where do I take my written exam?
    At your home on a computer. It is a virtual exam with two inspectors. There are 25 questions in total.
  • Is the cost of the D1.1 class due all at once?
    It can be paid in three parts. The first payment to register is $500. The second payment of $500 is due at class #2. The last $500 payment is due at class #4.

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