To achieve the AWS Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) certification, and by reciprocity, also achieve the CSA W178.2 Welding Inspector Certification Level 2 that is managed by the Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB). It is also the objective of this course to prepare exam candidates to write the ASME code endorsement exam as part of the CWI certification.
Each participant will receive a certificate with a minium of 4.8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) accredited by the International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET) for attending the 6-day classroom session. Further CEUs will be awarded based on the amount of pre-classroom training modules completed.
Inspectors, technologists, engineers, or experienced welders and welding supervisors who are involved in new welding fabrication, repairs, alteration, or inspection of welded pressure equipment. It will also assist API 510 and 570 inspectors who plan to challenge the CSA W178.2 practical exam to become a Level 2 inspector. For information regarding the AWS-CSA reciprocity for welding inspector certification, please visit AWS Certified Associate Welding Inspector for more details.
Candidates writing the CWI examination on June 25, 2012 are required to apply directly with CASTI before May 11, 2012. Click here to download the CAWI/CWI Exam Application form.
This course includes 11 days* of training as described below:
Estimated 5 Days*
* Estimate based on the average time required by past students to complete online training. Your personal skill and experience levels will determine the actual time required to complete this work.
Online study is an integral part of this training course. Exam candidates must be prepared to complete all elements of this training course in order to maximize the chances for successfully passing the examination.
Online study components include:
Prior to the course start date, the online study modules are made available to individuals registered for this CASTI exam preparation course. Completion of these online modules is a mandatory part of this training course (see Guarantee Policy below). All exam candidates are encouraged to register early and allow sufficient time to complete these online study modules.
This workshop includes two practice exams, using similar sample weldments and measuring instruments to simulate the actual 2-hour practical exam.
All participants must bring the ASME Section IX and ASME Section VIII-1 to the class. These code documents can be purchased as a package from CASTI.
The code documents are available as a package only, not on an individual basis. Note: only the specific portions of the two ASME codes required for the exam are supplied in this code package
John E. Bringas, P.Eng. is a professional engineer who has practiced metallurgical engineering and inspection for 35 years. He is also certified as an API 510, 570, 653, 571, 577, and 580 inspector, an AWS Certified Welding Inspector, an Alberta In-Service Pressure Vessel Inspector and Welding Examiner, and former CGSB certified NDE examiner in UT and RT. He is a long time committee member of ASTM A01 (Steels), A05 (Coated Steels), B02 (Nonferrous Alloys), NACE STG 32 (Oil and Gas Production-Metallurgy) and STG 36 (Process Industry-Materials), and Canadian Representative on ISO TC 17-SC 4 (Steels). He is the author of the ASTM Handbook of Comparative World Steel Standards, ASTM Handbook of Steel Data: American and European, ASTM Passport to Steel Database, and the CASTI Metals Data Books. Mr. Bringas has engineering work experience in the steel making, foundry, consulting, refinery, pipeline and petrochemical industries and is the founder of Codes and Standards Training Institute and CASTI Publishing Inc.
Richard J. DePue is the Lead Auditor and
QA/QC Inspection Manager of Certified Welding and Testing with over 27
years of welding related experience. Some of his responsibilities include
conducting and coordinating visual and NDE inspections, AWS welding
inspector training, and project surveillance/auditing activities. He
holds a M.Sc. Degree in Technology Education Administration and is a CSA
W178.2 Level 2 Welding Inspector, AWS Senior Certified Welding Inspector,
AWS Certified Welding Educator, AWS Certified Radiographic Interpretation,
NY State Public School Certified Teacher in Metal Trades, ASNT Level III -
MT, PT, VT. Mr. DePue started his technical career as a welder in 1981 and
in concert with his formal education and many technical certifications, he
enjoys sharing his knowledge and experience throughout his training