This course will introduce some common welding and cutting processes, AWS filler metal specifications, types of welding discontinuities and the related ASME Section V requirements for NDE, as well as the QA systems necessary for welder performance qualification as described in the Alberta Welding Examiner Syllabus for Papers #1 and #3. This course is also an excellent learning experience for people seeking general knowledge in welding and related NDE.
Who Should Attend
Inspectors, welders, welding supervisors, quality control personnel, technologists, and engineers involved with welding for new fabrication, repairs, maintenance, and inspection for pressure vessel or piping. This course is also designed to assist Alberta Welding Examiner Paper #1 and Paper #3, although it is not a prerequisite that you be an exam candidate.
CASTI is recognized by the International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET) as an Authorized Provider of Continuing Education Units (CEUs), under the ANSI/IACET 1-2013 Standard, for good practices and quality continuing education and training programs.
Each participant will receive a CASTI Certificate of Completion with 3.2 CEUs for attending all 4 days of the classroom training. An additional 3.2 CEUs will be awarded for the completion of the pre-classroom online lessons prior to the course start date.
CASTI Learning Advantage (CLA) Blended Learning
This course includes 10 days* of training as described below:
Estimated 4 Days* Pre-classroom E-Learning available from Feb. 20 to Mar. 19, 2018
review general knowledge of welding and cutting processes
review of welding filler metals, AWS A5.x
solve practical problems and review detailed solutions
4 Days In-classroom held Mar. 20-23, 2018
instructor-led review and discussion of welding fundamentals
review example problems and detailed solutions
solve practice problems and review detailed solutions
write practice exam
Estimated 2 Days* Post-classroom E-Learning available from Mar. 24, 2018
Three practice exams (3.5 hours each) with answers and full solutions for Paper 1 of the Alberta Welding Examiner
Three practice exams (3.5 hours each) with answers and full solutions for Paper 3 of the Alberta Welding Examiner
* Estimates are based on the average time needed by previous students to complete online training. Your personal skill and experience levels will determine the actual time required to complete this work. Previous students took between 10-30 hours (1-4 days) to complete the online lesson work.
solving practice problems and reviewing detailed solutions
practice exam questions are submitted online and automatically graded to provide a measure of self-evaluation
Post-classroom online training lessons are available for sixty (60) days after the final day of the in-class training. This gives any candidate wanting to take the Welding Examiner Papers multiple examination opportunities at ABSA.
Completing all of the online study work is a critical step in maximizing your likelihood of passing the exam. Individuals who do not complete all of the online study work may jeopardize the likelihood of successfully passing the exam and do so at their own risk. The online study work is a mandatory part of this training course and must be completed by all registrants to achieve the full CEU credit, and for exam candidates to comply with the CASTI Exam Preparation Guarantee Policy (see Guarantee Policy below).
By completing the pre-classroom online training lessons, you will be
better prepared to learn more from the instructor-led classroom
training and optimize your learning experience.
Evening Tutorials (for Alberta Welding Examiner Exam Candidates)
The Alberta Welding Examiner Syllabus (AB-94) will be explained, along with how it fits into a career path.
Evening tutorials covering practice exams for Papers #1 and #3 will be conducted, with take-home assignments handed out. A review of the take-home assignments will be covered the following evening. Be prepared for 1 hour on Days 1 and 2, and for up to 3 hours on Day 3.
Required Code Documents
For participants not writing the Welding Examiner examinations, ASME code documents are not required. For those who are writing the Welding Examiner exams:
All Welding Examiner Paper 1 exam candidates MUST bring the ASME Section II, Part C code document.
All Welding Examiner Paper 3 exam candidates MUST bring the ASME Section V, Section IX, and B31.3 code documents.
These code documents can be purchased from CASTI. Exam document packages with the specific code editions and sections required for Paper #1 and Paper #3 are also available through CASTI.
Minimum System Requirements for the CLA Online Study
Broadband Internet connection
Windows Vista (or higher)
Mac and Android computers and tablets are not supported
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 (or newer). Microsoft Edge NOT supported.
Latest version of Adobe Reader
Note: Use of Adobe software may have additional system requirements (Please refer to the Adobe specifications provided with your Adobe software or visit the Adobe website at www.adobe.com for more information.)
Note: Please consult with your company IT department if you are unsure that your company computer meets the above requirements
Matthew Yarmuch MSc, PEng, IWE is a professional materials and welding engineer, involved in engineering consulting, quality management, research, training and project management. Matthew is a University of Alberta graduate BSc (Materials Engineering) and MSc (Welding Engineering).
Matthew is the president of MattCo Engineering Solutions Inc. and supports the energy, fabrication, and construction sectors. Matthew is an Assistant Adjunct Professor at the University of Alberta and Chair of the Alberta Welder Optimization Committee (AWOC) and is active in code committees and local technical societies.