Certified Welding Inspector
How much will the AWS® CWI®-CWE® course cost?
- Please see Preparation For AWS® – CWI®/CWE® Examination
- Hobart Institute CWI® tuition is $1500.00, payable to Hobart Institute of Welding Technology.
The American Welding Society requires a separate examination fee. Please check the latest CWI® packet provided on our web site or check with AWS® for their current fee.
- Code book of your choice is available from the Hobart Institute:
- AWS® D1.1or the API 1104
- To order, call (937) 332-9509 or order online at http://www.welding.org/c-24-welding-codes-and-specifications.aspx or purchase it on the first day of class. You will also need to bring a scientific hand calculator without metric conversions. All other books are included with your tuition.
What form of payment is required?
Hobart Institute accepts personal or corporate checks, MasterCard, VISA, American Express, and company purchase orders.
Are there any prerequisites for this course?
No. But there are recommended courses that may assist you in preparing for the AWS® CWI®/CWE® examination. They include Welding for the Nonwelder and Arc Welding Inspection and Quality Control. http://www.welding.org/students/continuing-education/technical-training/ Both courses are offered by the Hobart Institute. Hobart also offers Online Education at http://www.welding.org/product-category/online-courses/
Where is this course held?
The course is offered in Troy, Ohio. However, we can conduct the course in your facility for a minimum number of students. Call for details concerning field training. (937) 332-9500.
How much welding experience is required before I may take the Examination?
You are required to have accumulated five years of welding experience prior to applying for the AWS®-CWI®/CWE® Exam.
How far in advance must I register?
The American Welding Society requires six weeks to process an application. Hobart Institute requires two to four weeks prior to the start date of the class. Contact the Hobart Institute for further options. Call (937) 332-9500.
How do I register for the Certified Welding Inspector course?
- Contact the Hobart Institute and request a CWI® Packet
- Or download a packet CWI®/CWE® information Packet
- Then follow the instructions from the enclosed cover letter.
- Call (937) 332-9500
- You must be approved by the American Welding Society to take the examination at Hobart Institute.
Education and Housing Costs
What Will my Education Cost?
To assist you in determining how much the direct and indirect costs of your education will be, we have provided the following program costs page: Cost of Attendance Budget
Where can I find motels in the area of the Institute?
Where can I live while I attend school?
What do I need to enroll in Skill Training courses?
- You need to have a high school diploma or a G.E.D.
- You will need to complete the Skill Training Agreement/Enrollment Form and send it to the Hobart Institute with a $100.00 registration fee.
What do I need to enroll in Technical Training courses?
Where can I obtain an application for FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid?
Who is eligible for a Pell grant?
In general, families showing financial need are eligible for grants, although families with higher incomes may also be eligible under special circumstance. To determine eligibility you must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
Where can I learn about Subsidized and Unsubsidized Student Loans?
Federal Direct Loans (William D. Ford)
The William D. Ford Federal Direct Loans are a low-interest loan designed to provide students with additional funds to assist in paying for education cost not covered by other sources of financial aid. There are two types of Direct Loans: Subsidized and Unsubsidized. To qualify, you must first complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online and be enrolled in either the Combination Structural & Pipe Welding Program One or Structural Welding Program Two. Repayment begins 6 months after graduation, leave school, or cease to be enrolled.
Federal Direct Subsidized Loan
The subsidized loan is based on financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The federal government pays the interest while you are in school.
Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan
The unsubsidized loan is not based on need, which means students at any income level can qualify. Interest will accrue while in school, during your grace period, and during any authorized deferment periods. The student has the option of paying the interest during these times.
Federal Regulations require that all students borrowing Federal Direct Loans complete entrance counseling prio to the initial disbursement of loan funds. Students will be required to do this prior to completing the loan application.
Where can I learn about Parent Plus Loans?
Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan
The Parent PLUS Loan is a federally sponsored education loan that offers a low, fixed interest rate. The Parent PLUS Loans are made to parents of students attending the institution. Parents are solely responsible for loan repayments – not the student. The standard repayment period is ten years, but there is no penalty for early payoff. These loans typically go into repayment 60 days after full disbursement, but you may delay repayment while your student is enrolled in school; however interest will continue to accrue.
Where can I learn about HIWT Scholarships?
What other scholarships are available for HIWT students?
The Troy (Ohio) Foundation
General Welding Topics
Where may I obtain training in diving technology?
The following schools offer training in diving technology:
Where may I obtain a degree in welding / metallurgical engineering?
The following schools / universities offer degree programs in Welding / Metallurgical Engineering:
Where may I obtain training in resistance welding?
Information for Non-Immigrant Alien Students
Non-immigrant alien students
The Hobart Institute of Welding Technology is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.
- Non-immigrant alien students must make proper arrangements for entering the United States through the U.S. Consulate in their own country under “Non-immigrant training” provisions.
- Non-immigrant alien students must have sufficient funds to cover tuition, travel and living expenses.
- All training is conducted in English. If you require an interpreter, you are responsible for all interpreter fees.
- All payments must be made in US dollars drawn on a US bank. If payments are drawn against an International bank there will be an additional $30 fee charged to the student for processing.
Where are the courses held?
The courses are offered in Troy, Ohio.
What form of payment is required?
Hobart Institute accepts cash, personal or corporate checks, money orders, traveler’s checks, MasterCard, VISA, American Express, and company purchase orders.
What should I expect after I enroll?
What should I send with my enrollment form?
- The Hobart Institute requires a $100.00 registration fee before we can process your application. Tuition and book fees must be paid in advance by Monday the week prior to the start date of your first class. An installment plan may be set up upon request.
- Contact the financial services office to make arrangements of financial assistance.
- E-mail: or phone: (937) 332-9500.
- Also include a copy of your high school diploma or G.E.D.
When should the enrollment form be submitted?
Your enrollment form should be submitted at least 30 days prior to the date you intend to begin classes.
Where can I get an enrollment form?
How far in advance must I register?
What form of payment is accepted?
- Hobart Institute accepts personal or corporate checks, MasterCard, VISA, American Express, Discover and company purchase orders.
- Payment is due no later than the first day of class.
Who may I contact to obtain answers to my technical questions?
How do I register for a technical course?
- Fill out the
- Or call (937) 332-9500