CW21 Exam Information & Schedule

The CW21 Exam will be held at the following locations:

City, State
Mar 9-11
Harrison, OH
Mar 12,13
AWCI – Retakes only
Harrison, OH
May 18-20
Harrison, OH
May 21,22
AWCI – Retakes only
Harrison, OH
July 27-29
Lititz Watch Technicum
Lititz, PA
Aug 17-19
North Seattle Community College
Seattle, WA
Nov 2-4
OSU Institute of Technology
Okmulgee, OK
Nov 5,6
OSU – Retakes only
Okmulgee, OK

The AWCI Watch Certification Examination schedule is subject to change

If you are interested in becoming a Certified Watchmaker for the 21st Century

please contact Cindy Whitehead, AWCI’s Education Coordinator for possible availability

866-367-2924, ext. 303

To register for an exam or for more information contact Cindy Whitehead, AWCI’s Education Coordinator.


The CW21 Exam is a 3-day examination covering topics in the AWCI Standards & Practices.  A non-refundable exam fee of $2495, an exam application, and a notarized affadavit is required at time of registration. Re-scheduling and postponing exams can be accommodated only if AWCI is notified one (1) month prior to the first day of the examination period.  Re-scheduling is based on availability.  You may re-schedule or postpone your exam only one time.  If it becomes necessary to re-schedule or postpone again, your request will need the approval of the Board of Examiners (B.O.E.).  Once again, the exam fee is non-refundable.

Failure to show up for the exam will result in forfeiture of the entire examination fee.  Telephone or email notification is accepted in order to meet the deadline.  However, in order to avoid the full fee payment penalty, a letter confirming an exam schedule change must be received at AWCI within (5) working days of the phone call or email message.

Information about tools you should bring to the exam, exam start times, etc will be included in the confirmation letter you receive from AWCI upon successful inscription.

To help you prepare for the exam, please visit our watchmaker preparation page and the study aids page.

Click Here for Harrison, OH hotel information and directions from the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati International Airport (CVG) to AWCI. If using a web-based hotel search service to find other hotels, use the location information found below.