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Certified Welding Inspector (AWS)

$1,595

This course trains you to become a certified welding inspectorweld-pic

This class prepares you for all three parts of the 6 hour AWS exam, topics include:

  • General information, terminology, welding metallurgy, welding symbols, destructive and nondestructive testing.
  • Learning your way around the D1.1, how to reference it quickly and how it applies in the field.
  • Use of inspection tools, measuring welds and discontinuities, when can discontinuities be accepted and rejected.

Required References

  • AWS Structural Welding Code (steel) D1.1 (2020)
  • WIT-T:2020 Welding Inspection Technology

August 2022 CWI Class Schedule

  • Tuesday August 30, 2022 Zoom meeting 6 pm
  • Tuesday September 6, 2022 Zoom meeting 6 pm
  • Saturday September 17, 2022 1st In-class 8 am
    • Exam application and exam fee ($1115.00) are due
  • Saturday September 24, 2022 2nd In-class 8 am
    • Balance of class is due
  • Saturday October 1, 2022 3rd In-class 8 am
  • Saturday October 8, 2022 4th In-class 8 am
  • Saturday October 15, 2022 5th In-class 8 am
  • Saturday October 22, 2022 6th In-class 8 am
  • Saturday October 29, 2022 Part B Exam
    • Exam Location Innovative Inspection Training facility Torrance, CA
    • Exam Time TBD
  • Saturday November 5, 2022 7th In-class 8 am
  • Saturday November 12, 2022 8th In-class 8 am
  • Saturday November 19, 2022 9th In-class 8 am
    • Final Exam Part A and C

Work Experience Requirements

To qualify as a Certified Welding Inspector, you must pass a vision test and have a combination of qualifying education and work experience, with supporting documentation:

MINIMUM EDUCATION MINIMUM WORK EXPERIENCE
Bachelor or higher degree in welding engineering or welding technology - (4) years maximum substitution Minimum of (1) years welding based work experience
Associate or higher degree in welding or non-welding related engineering technology, engineering, or a physical science - (3) years maximum substitution Minimum of (2) years welding based work experience
Engineering/Technical courses that can be applied to Bachelor or higher degree in Welding - (2) years maximum substitution Minimum of (3) years welding based work experience
Trade/Vocational courses - (1) year maximum substitution for successfully completed courses Minimum of (4) years welding based work experience
High school diploma or approved high school equivalency diploma Minimum of (5) years welding based work experience
8th grade level of schooling Minimum of (9) years welding based work experience
Less than 8th grade Minimum of (12) years welding based work experience

Click here to view these requirements on the AWS Website