ASME Section VIII, Division 1 and ASME Section IX Code Exam Preparation for CSA W178.2

Online Course with e-Instructor Support

Earn: 20 PDH
Price: $695


To prepare exam candidates to write the ASME Section VIII-Div. 1 and IX code endorsement (Standard/Code) exam for CSA W178.2 Welding Inspectors (Level 1, 2, and 3).

Why Should I Attend

CSA W178.2 limits inspectors to work within their specific code endorsement certifications. Additional code endorsements strengthen professional credentials and allows additional job opportunities by widening the inspector's scope of qualification. CASTI is the only trainer that offers online exam preparation for ASME code endorsements.

Who Should Attend

Exam candidates who are preparing for their CSA W178.2 welding inspector certification exam or certified CSA W178.2 welding inspectors who want to obtain an additional code endorsement certification.

Certification and Credits

Each participant will receive a digital CASTI Certificate of Completion with 20 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for completing all online lessons and practice exams with a passing mark. This course helps candidates prepare for the code endorsement exam only; the examination is administered by the Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB). All exam candidates must apply directly with CWB to write the exam.

CASTI Learning Advantage (CLA) Online Training with e-Instructor Support

This course includes 20 hours* of training as described in the Course Outline below.

* 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 16-24 hours to complete the online lesson work.

Online Study Components
Course Length

Online lessons are available for six months from the date of registration.

Course Outline

The following topics are covered as they relate to the CSA W178.2 Code Endorsement Exam:

Product Category and Standard/Code (ASME Section VIII-1 and IX Pressure Vessel Construction)
  • Design Conditions and Criteria
  • Pressure Design of Components
  • Materials Requirements
  • Welding
  • Preheating
  • Heat Treatment
  • Inspection
  • Examination
  • Testing
  • Preparation for 2 hour exam (45 multiple choice questions)

Exam Details

The examination is open-book and consists of 45 multiple choice questions. The time allowed for examination is 2 hours. The candidate must obtain 70% of the marks to pass the examination. The examination is administered by the Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB). All exam candidates must apply directly with CWB to write the exam. CASTI has no prior knowledge of future CSA W178.2 Code Endorsement examination questions.

Required Code Documents

The ASME Section VIII, Division 1 and ASME Section IX code documents are required to complete this course. These ASME codes can be purchased from CASTI at a discounted rate.

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Getting Started: Online Training Course with e-Instructor Support

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