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.
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 Welding Inspector career path page for more details.
This course includes 13 days* of training as described below:
Estimated 5 Days*
Estimated 2 Days*
* 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.
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 lessons are made available to individuals registered for this CASTI exam preparation course. Completion of these online lessons 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 lessons.
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.
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John E. Bringas, P.Eng. is the President and Founder of Codes and Standards Training Institute (CASTI) and CASTI Publishing Inc. He is a professional engineer who has practiced metallurgical and materials engineering, and inspection since 1975. He has also been 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 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, E04 Metallography, E28 Mechanical Testing, F42 Additive Manufacturing, J01 ASTM/NACE Committee on Corrosion, NACE STG 31 Oil and Gas Production—Corrosion and Scale Inhibition, STG 32 Oil and Gas Production-Metallurgy, STG 34 Petroleum Refining and Gas Processing, STG 35 Pipelines, Tanks, and Well Casings, STG 39 Process Industries—Materials Applications and Experiences, and past 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 (failure analysis), inspection, NDE, refinery, pipeline, and petrochemical industries.