Preparation For AWS® – CWI® Examination




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2021 Technical Schedule

2022 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.