AWS CWI

Certified Welding Inspector

Part A: Fundamentals (CWI and CWE)

  • Welding Processes
  • Heat Control & Metallurgy (carbon and low-alloy steel)
  • Weld Examination
  • Welding Performance
  • Definitions and Terminology
  • Symbols – Welding and NDE
  • Test Methods – NDE
  • Reports and Records
  • Duties and Responsibilities
  • Safety
  • Destructive Tests
  • Cutting
  • Brazing
  • Soldering

Part B: Practical (CWI and CWE)

  • Procedure and Welder Qualifications
  • Mechanical Test and Properties
  • Welding Inspection and Flaws
  • NDE
  • Utilization of Specification and Drawings

Part C: Code Book Applications (CWI, CWE and SIE)

  • Materials and Design
  • Fabrication
  • Inspection
  • Qualification

Exams are written to the codebook editions indicated below
(applicants must provide own codebook for exam)

  • AWS D1.1- Structural Steel Code: 2015 Edition including 2nd Printing
  • Code clinic available - Codebook provided for D1.1 week seminar participants only
  • API 1104- Pipelines 20th or 21st Editions
  • Code clinic available only for 20th edition with Errata /Addendum July 2007, Errata 2
  • December 2008/ Errata 1 April 2014
  • AWS D1.2- Structural Aluminum Code: 2014 Edition
  • AWS D1.5- Bridge Welding Code: 2015 Edition (including Clause 12)
  • AWS D15.1 - Railroad: 2012 Edition
  • AWS D17.1- Aerospace: 2010 w/ Errata and Amendment
  • ASME Sec IX: 2015 Edition, B31.1 (2014) & B31.3 (2012)
  • ASME Sec VIII (Div 1) & ASME Sec IX: 2015 Editions
  • Structural Drawing Reading