Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve gathered some general questions about U/LINC® that you might find useful.
If you have more specific questions, please contact us here.

What is the price?

The price of U/LINC® varies based on your contract type with Lincoln Electric. Here’s a list of the different levels and product numbers available to purchase:

K4244-1 Intro Level 1 – Individual Student License
K4244-2 Intro Level 1 – Welding Program Package (40 Student Licenses and 1 Instructor License)
K4244-3 Intro Level 1 – Individual Instructor License
K4244-4 Intro Level 1 – Additional Instructor License
K4245-1 Intermediate Level 2 – Individual Student License
K4245-2 Intermediate Level 2 – Welding Program Package (40 Student Licenses and 1 Instructor License)
K4245-3 Intermediate Level 2 – Individual Instructor License
K4245-4 Intermediate Level 2 – Additional Instructor License
K4246-1 Advanced Level 3 – Individual Student License
K4246-2 Advanced Level 3 – Welding Program Package (40 Student Licenses and 1 Instructor License)
K4246-3 Advanced Level 3 – Individual Instructor License
K4246-4 Advanced Level 3  – Additional Instructor License

What level is right for me?

U/LINC® was developed with the various types of welding programs in mind. Here are the three levels of U/LINC®:

  • Level 1: Agricultural Education, Technology Education, or programs that are introductory in nature.
  • Level 2: Career Centers (Vocational Schools) that teach a two-year welding program at the high school level.
  • Level 3: Community College / Industrial Partner level curriculum.

What is the difference in the 3 levels?

The difference is in the amount of materials you are able to access. To see what content is in in each level, click here.

How does the pricing work?

As an Instructor, you can purchase:

  • A. An Individual Instructor license.
  • B. Individual Student Licenses.
  • C. A Welding Program Package that contains 1 Instructor License and 40 Student Licenses.
  • D. Additional Instructor Licenses, only after either A or C have been purchased.

How does the licensing work?

U/LINC® licenses are good for one (1) calendar year and are based on active licenses. An active license is one where either an instructor or student can log in and access U/LINC®. Licenses can be transferred from one user to another during the calendar year.

How do I manage the licenses?

As an instructor, you manage the licenses in U/LINC®. You can add and inactivate students as needed throughout the calendar year.

What happens when I inactivate a student?

You have the ability to inactivate students. This means that students cannot log in to U/LINC®. Although students can no longer access the system, their record and U/LINC® class activity is stored indefinitely. If a student re-registers for the class, they can be reactivated and their learning history is still there.

Do I have to be a Lincoln Electric customer to purchase U/LINC®?

Yes, you must have a MyLincoln account to purchase U/LINC®.

How do I become a MyLincoln Customer?

Click here to get a U/LINC® quote and get the process started!

If I purchase U/LINC®, how long do I have access?

Your U/LINC® subscription is good for one calendar year.

I have money in my budget for this year that I have to use. If I purchase now, can U/LINC® be turned on in September?

When purchasing U/LINC®, you have the option to delay activation of your school until the next school year begins.

I want to purchase Level 2. Do I need to purchase Level 1 and 2 together?

No. Level 2 has everything that Level 1 has and more.

How quickly can I receive access to U/LINC® after I purchase?

Once you complete your purchase in MyLincoln, you will receive an email within 24-48 hours confirming your full access to U/LINC®.

Lincoln Electric provides discounts for schools through the Education Purchasing Portal. Is there a discount for U/LINC®?

No. U/LINC® has standard educational pricing.

How do I learn to use the system?

Once you log in to U/LINC®, you have access to user guides and training videos. We also have regularly scheduled webinars to review how the system works. If you have specific questions, you can reach us at 1-888-219-8385 or email us at

How do my students access their content?

Students can access U/LINC® from the student catalog, but students can only see the Student Resources. You can decide if you want your students to have full access to the catalog (much like giving them a textbook) or you can restrict access and assign Student Resources separately.

How are the test and online classes delivered to students?

Online e-learning classes and tests are not part of the student catalog and therefore must be assigned to the student by the instructor.

What is recorded when a student completes the online class?

  1. Date the class was completed.
  2. How long they were logged into the class.
  3. The grade on the final exam.

Do you have online testing available in the system?

Yes. Online quizzes became available at the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year.

U/LINC® seems very school-driven. Is U/LINC® available to skilled trades and industry?

Yes, U/LINC® is available to all who teach welding.