An Explanation of Titles Earned

The Current Certification Process: 2005 and After

AWCI is the only organization to provide industry-recognized certification for watchmakers and clockmakers. An updated AWCI certification process and examination was implemented in 2005. All titles earned as a result of this updated certification have the suffix of “21” (meaning “of the 21st Century”). * These titles are:

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WATCHMAKERS:

Examinations are assessed—and designations are awarded—by the AWCI Board of Examiners (BOE).

CW21™ – Certified Watchmaker of the 21st Century

CMW21™ – Certified Master Watchmaker of the 21st Century

Click to view 21st Century Certification Requirements for Watchmakers


CLOCKMAKERS:

CC21 ™ – Certified Clockmaker of the 21st Century

CMC21™ – Certified Master Clockmaker of the 21st Century

Click to view 21st Century Certification Requirements for Clockmakers


Pre-2005:

Prior to 2005, AWCI also provided testing and gave designations which included:

WATCHMAKERS:

CW – Certified Watchmaker

CMW – Certified Master Watchmaker

CEWT – Certified Electronic Watchmaker Technician

CMEW – Certified Master Electronic Watchmaker


CLOCK MAKERS:

CC – Certified Clockmaker

CMC – Certified Master Clockmaker

*The designations of CW21, CMW21, CC21 and CMC21 are trademarks of AWCI

How to Prepare for Watchmaker Certification

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