Thank you for your interest in Arkansas Elite Welding Academy. Students leave our programs with the skills, knowledge, and experience they need to find high-paying, in-demand welding jobs across the country.

Are you ready to BE ELITE? Take time to review the AEWA student handbook, refund policy, and recruitment video for more information. 

Ready to apply? Select “Apply Now” for your chosen program. Complete the enrollment form and submit payment for the $100 registration fee and $150 tuition deposit. The registration fee and tuition deposit is required at the time of enrollment. To begin a program of study, students must be a high school graduate or have received their GED. Applicants are required to provide a copy of their high school diploma, high school transcript, or GED certificate before their program start date.

For assistance with your enrollment form, selecting a start date, or other questions, please contact Sancy Faulk, Director of Enrollment, at or 501-755-1073.

Arkansas Elite Welding Academy Admission Requirements

• Be at least 17 years old at the time of a student’s program start date and be at least 18 years old by the time of the student’s program completion date.
• Be a high school graduate or have earned a GED certificate. Submission of a copy of a student’s high school transcript, high school diploma, or GED certificate is required to complete a student’s enrollment file and must be submitted before the program start date.
• Be able to read, write, and understand English.
• Welding is a physically demanding career, and AEWA runs its training programs as a job site which means your training is physically demanding. AEWA recommends that all new students have seen their primary care physician for a physical and have had a recent eye exam. Please note that welding in contact lenses is prohibited. If you need corrective lenses, you must wear glasses. Please note that while physical handicaps do not preclude a student from admission to the school, individuals with physical handicaps should consult with their physician and AEWA to determine if the training requirements can be accomplished.

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