Technical/Specialized Training


Technical Training

Preparation For AWS® – CWI® Examination

Tuition $1,850.00
Book Fee $315.00 (Does not include code book)



CWI® Checklist – Read first and follow these instructions carefully

HIWT Technical Training Agreement (Apply Online)

HIWT Exam Dates & Site Codes

AWS® Certification Application Portal

AWS® Documents & Forms

Recommended Prestudy for CWI ®

2023 Technical Schedule

The certification for both the American Welding Society Welding Inspector and the Welding Educator becomes increasingly important today.

Companies and educational institutions are requiring certification of their inspectors and educators to fulfill employment qualifications. This two-week course is designed to enable students to be prepared to take the exam. Throughout the course you will be using the same tool kits that are used in the test kits for the hands-on portion of the exam.

It is the responsibility of the participant to complete the application, be accepted, and to be scheduled by the Qualification and Certification Department of the American Welding Society.

The Society requires a minimum of eight (8) weeks to process the applications for the test. The maximum test time for Part B is 2 hours, including break times and one hour for lunch. The examination will start at 7:45 a.m.

NOTE: A scientific hand calculator is required at the beginning of this course.

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  • Duties of a welding inspector.
  • Welding fundamentals and communicating welding information.
  • Mathematics and metric conversions.
  • Introduction to destructive testing.
  • Welding inspection equipment lab.
  • Welding codes, procedures and procedures qualification.
  • Welding codes.
  • Shielded metal arc welding.
  • Oxyacetylene welding, brazing and cutting.
  • Gas tungsten arc welding/plasma arc welding.
  • Submerged arc welding.
  • Electroslag welding.
  • Stud arc welding.
  • Welding discontinuities/defects.
  • Introduction to welding metallurgy.
  • Visual inspection discussion with lab.
  • Liquid penetrant testing.
  • Eddy current testing.
  • Radiographic testing.
  • Magnetic particle testing.
  • Welding safety.
  • Equipment lab.
  • Course review.
  • Ultrasonic testing.

Preparation For AWS® CWI® Code Endorsement Examination

Tuition $550.00


2 Days
16 Clock Hours

2023 Technical Schedule

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This two-day course covers AWS® D1.1 or API 1104
Anyone preparing to take an American Welding Society CWI® Code Endorsement Examination or a code re-examination…or anyone wishing to obtain more knowledge about the codes… may take this course. Learn or refresh your memory on how to find and interpret code information and practice taking a written test. Hobart Institute provides instruction for AWS® D1.1 and API 1104 codes only.

Participants must furnish their own codebook or purchase one at Hobart Institute bookstore. Anyone taking the American Welding Society CWI® Endorsement Examination or CWI® Code Re-examination must schedule their exam through the American Welding Society and may take the exam at Hobart Institute or at any AWS®-CWI® Examination site.

Preparation For Recertification Of CWI®

Tuition $925.00
Book Fee $50.00



2023 Technical Schedule

HIWT Technical Training Agreement (Apply Online)

HIWT Exam Dates & Site Codes

AWS® Certification Application Portal

This course has been updated and revised with new color enhanced graphics. It is designed for the inspector who is required to recertify by taking the American Welding Society – Part B — Practical Application Examination.

The topics covered will include a review of the Part B – Book of Specifications, use of the inspection kits and nondestructive testing topics. This course also covers inspection of welded samples as well as sample exam questions. The exam on Part B will be given on the last day of the course. This course has at least five hours of assigned homework.

Course content:

  • Introduction
  • Identification and use of the inspection kits
  • Review of the Book of Specifications Part B
  • Filler metal classification and specifications
  • Base metal classifications and specifications
  • NDT methods and their applications
  • Welding discontinuities and defects
  • Inspection of welded samples using the inspection kits
  • Sample exam using inspection kits, welded samples and book of specifications
  • Exam (Exam fee not included in tuition.)

Preparation For AWS® – CWS® Examination

Tuition $1,000.00
Book Fee $350.00


4 Day

CWS® Checklist – Read first and follow these instructions carefully

2023 Technical Schedule

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This course is designed for welding supervisors, engineers, purchasing personnel, foremen, line leaders, designers and detailers, corporate welding instructors, lead welders, and personnel involved in bidding and quoting work.

The American Welding Society has designated that applicants for the examination must be high school graduates or hold a state or military approved high school equivalency diploma; verify three years of practical welding experience in a fabrication, construction, or welding-related industry (direct relationship with weldments fabricated to code, specification, or standard) and be directly involved in design, production, construction, inspection, or repair.

Three years of relevant documented teaching experience may be substituted for one year of practical experience.

  • Welding fundamentals and processes.
  • Safety Welding codes and standards.
  • Welding inspection and documentation.
  • Personnel management and supervision.
  • Qualification of personnel.
  • Quality management and quality control.
  • Procedure management and testing.
  • Equipment and consumables.
  • Materials and prefabrication.
  • Examination.

Arc Welding Inspection

Tuition $920.00
Book Fee $130.00


1 Week
40 Clock Hours
4.0 CEU

2023 Technical Schedule

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Welding inspection personnel must have a solid background in welding defect analysis and weldment testing. This course can help provide that background. Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to assist in implementing the inspection technique or techniques that will best suit the company’s needs.


  • Overview of welding inspection.
  • The welding inspector.
  • Welding codes, procedures, procedure and welder qualification.
  • The arc welding processes.
  • Weldment discontinuities/defects, Radiography and lab.
  • Visual inspection and lab project.
  • The nondestructive testing processes.
  • Liquid penetrant.
  • Magnetic particle.
  • Ultrasonics.
  • Nondestructive testing lab.
  • Destructive testing.

Fundamentals Of Visual Inspection

Tuition $550.00
Book Fee $70.00


2 Days
14 Clock Hours
1.4 CEU

2023 Technical Schedule

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This course concentrates on the single most used method of welding inspection — what we can see with the naked eye. Anyone involved with arc welding inspection, quality control, engineering or supervision should know the fundamentals of what to observe, “prior to”, “during” and “after” welding.

During this course you will spend time in the classroom and then in a “hands-on” lab session for actual practice.

  • Description and functions of common weld gages
  • Temperature indicator
  • Prerequisites
  • Marking repair welds
  • Visual Inspection prior to welding
  • Visual Inspection during welding
  • Visual Inspection after welding
  • Equipment required.
  • Terminology of weld defects
  • General requirements for workmanship standards
  • Visual inspection check list

Fundamentals Of Metallurgy

Tuition $700.00
Book Fee $40.00


3 Days
21  Hours
2.1 CEU

2023 Technical Schedule

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This course will provide the non-metallurgist with basic and fundamental knowledge of various metals and their ability to be welded. Anyone involved with welding will benefit from the better understanding of welding different metals. Students will learn metal properties, heat input, preheating, post weld heat treatments, selecting filler metals, plus much more.

Course content:
• Introduction
• Properties of Steel
• Carbon Steel
• Stainless Steel
• Aluminum
• Classification of Ferrous Metals
• Heat Treatments
• Induction Heating
• Destructive Testing
• Tool Steels
• Cast Iron
• Harding Surfacing
• Nickel Based Alloys
• Copper

Welding For The Non-Welder

Tuition $900.00
Book Fee $125.00


4 Days
28 Hours
2.8 CEU

2023 Technical Schedule

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This course gives the non-welder a solid background and overview of the welding field along with some hands-on experience with the major welding processes. Purchasing agents, plant managers, manufacturers of welding products, distributor sales people, supervisors, quality assurance people and others will gain an understanding of welding that will make you more proficient at your job that involves welding related activities.

Safety in welding and cutting. Weld metal properties. Welding fundamentals and communication of welding information. Discussion and lab;

  • Oxyfuel welding, cutting and brazing,
  • Shielded metal arc welding,
  • Gas metal arc welding,
  • Flux cored arc welding,
  • Gas tungsten arc welding, Discussion and demo;
  • Plasma arc cutting.

Liquid Penetrant & Magnetic Particle Inspection

Tuition $920.00
Book Fee $140.00


1 Week
40 Clock Hours
4.0 CEU

2023 Technical Schedule

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Magnetic particle and liquid penetrant inspection are the most widely used processes for nondestructive testing. This course provides the student with training in theory and hands-on laboratory projects. You will spend time in the classroom and time in the laboratory. The course will conclude with a written exam.

Successful completion of this exam will prepare the student for Level II SNT-TC-IA and AWS® D17.1 in Liquid Penetrant and Magnetic Particle Testing. Note: Students may bring their own materials for test samples. This course has at least five hours of assigned homework.

  • Introduction to liquid penetrant testing
  • Effects of discontinuities on materials
  • Liquid penetrant processing
  • Magnetization
  • Liquid penetrant testing methods and equipment
  • Principles of demagnetization
  • Selection of liquid penetrant testing method
  • Equipment
  • Interpretation and evaluation of indications
  • Types of discontinuities
  • Liquid penetrant process control
  • Flux fields
  • Test procedures and standards
  • Magnetic particles / methods of application
  • Safety, health, and disposal
  • Magnetization by means of electric current
  • Principles of magnetic particle testing
  • Evaluation techniques and quality control

Specialized Training

In-Plant Training

All Major Arc Welding Processes Covered

The Hobart Institute of Welding Technology maintains a staff of instructors, technicians and training experts who are available to teach welding skill and qualification/certification courses at any location in the United States or abroad.

Field training is available to all industrial firms, contractors, utility companies, as well as all educational and governmental agencies and organizations.

Please advise us as to your requirements. Our staff will be glad to help evaluate your training needs, determine possible solutions and implement the necessary training.

As much lead time as possible is requested to plan and schedule on-site field training.

A partial list of customers where field training has been conducted:

  • Alcan Aluminum
  • Commonwealth Edison Co.
  • Eli Lilly Co.
  • General Dynamics Corp.
  • General Motors Corp.
  • Textron-Lycoming
  • USX Corporation
  • American Electric Power Co. Inc.
  • DuPont Co.
  • Ford Motor Co.
  • General Electric Co.
  • New York Power Authority
  • U.S. Navy

In-Plant Training/Witnessing Welder Certification Cost Factor


PHONE: 937-335-9500 extension 9502 FAX 937-332-9550

1. Terms and Conditions. These general terms and conditions shall apply to all Hobart Institute of Welding Technology
in-plant training services, unless waived in writing by the Institute.
2. Fees are as follows: (Note: Prices are subject to change without notice.)

Hobart Institute of Welding Technology In-plant Training / Assessment of Welders and/or Witnessing Welder Certification Cost Factor

Field Training

Assessment of Welders and/or Witnessing Welder Certification  

Straight Time: Regular 8-hour weekday, including work time and travel time Class Enrollment: 1 student.



Each additional student over enrollment of 1


Overtime (Time and 1/2) Working

A. Weekdays more than 8 hours (Up to 12 hours)

B. Saturdays up to 8 hours

Upon request

Upon request

Double Time Working

A. Weekdays more than 12 hours or

B. Saturdays more than 8 hours, or

C. Sundays and holidays

Upon request

Upon request

Travel Time during an 8 hour work day
(including to and from airport).
Travel Time exceeding 8 hour workday
or Saturdays and Sundays (including to
and from airport).

Travel Time 8hr day $60.00/hr

Travel Time exceeding 8hr day or Sat./
Sun. – $90.00/hr


Transportation / Airfare Other costs involved during entire trip: rental car, personal car mileage at current IRS rate, gasoline, parking toll charges

Actual costs

Actual costs

Subsistence: Lodging, meals, tips, miscellaneous. Institute policy is that receipts are not required for charges under $25.00. Invoicing will be made  according to Hobart Institute Policy.

Actual costs

Actual costs


NOTE: It is understood that Institute personnel shall be considered as working during the regular 8 hour period, regardless of lost time or interruptions due to conditions beyond their control – such as power failure, lock-in/lockout, lack of material, or other such interruptions.

The standard five (5) day work week for Hobart Institute of Welding Technology includes the travel time to and from Troy, Ohio. The Representative would follow the most efficient travel schedule to arrive at the assignment as early as possible. He would leave the assignment at the latest time to arrive home Friday p.m.

The above applies to the continental United States only. For information regarding fees outside the continental United States, please contact Hobart Institute of Welding Technology.

Video training programs can be used to supplement our instructor’s efforts at your facilities. DVD training programs can be used to supplement Hobart Institute of Welding Technology instructor’s efforts at your facilities. These may also be purchased to enable you to continue training your people.
PowerPoint® presentations are not available for sale and are the intellectual property of Hobart Institute of Welding Technology. No copying, photography or recording of presentations is allowed.

3. Terms of payment. Payments are due within 30 days of invoice date. A service charge of 1 1/2 % per month will be assessed after that date.
4. Cancellation. A 10% cancellation fee will be charged if cancellation is made within five (5) days of the scheduled training.

For further information, please call: 937-332-9500 extension 9502.

Specialized Training

Specialized Welding Training Cost Factor

As an additional service for manufacturing, service industries, educational and governmental agencies, the Hobart Institute of Welding Technology has the facilities to develop specialized training to meet specific needs and requirements.  Specialized training involves the designing of special skill courses to meet specific objectives.

Examples of specialized welding courses developed for various industries include tool steel welding, sanitation piping for the food industry, pipe and tubing for chemical plants and window/mirror pipe welding for power plants.  One or more instructors will be assigned to the special class.  This training is offered at the Hobart Institute of Welding Technology in Troy, Ohio.

Number of students                                      Per day (7 hours)                           Per week (5 days, 35 hours)

1                                                                   $ 1,000.00                                              $ 5,000.00

2                                                                   $ 1,000.00                                               $ 5,000.00

3                                                                   $ 1,250.00                                               $ 6,250.00

4                                                                   $ 1,500.00                                               $ 7,500.00

5                                                                   $ 1,750.00                                                $ 8,750.00

6                                                                   $ 2,000.00                                               $10,000.00

7                                                                   $ 2,250.00                                                $11,250.00

8                                                                   $ 2,500.00                                               $12,500.00

9                                                                   $ 2,750.00                                               $13,750.00

10                                                                 $ 3,000.00                                               $15,000.00

11                                                                  $ 3,250.00                                                $16,250.00

12                                                                  $ 3,500.00                                                $17,500.00

13 – 15                                                           Add $ 275.00 per student

For further information, please call: 937-332-9500 extension 9502