CSWIP 3.4U - Underwater Inspection Controller

Is it for me?

Holders of a qualification in a relevant engineering or science subject. CSWIP 3.3U ROV inspectors, CSWIP 3.1U or 3.2U diver inspectors and surface NDT practitioners.

Also available: The CSWIP 3.4U online course
Delivered in two parts, covering theoretical and practical elements, leaving you to only attend a TES Training Centre for the CSWIP examination

What will I learn?

This course will teach you advanced NDT techniques, recording and processing data, interpretation and recording methods, quality assurance, intervention techniques, plus inspection, planning and briefing.

In addition, you can purchase TES’s online CSWIP Welding Inspector Pre-Learning package which prepares them for the course.

What will I leave with?

By the end of the course, you should:

  • Be competent to plan and co-ordinate sub-sea inspection programmes 
  • Be proficient in recording and processing data produced by subsea inspection campaigns 
  • Gain eligibility to sit the CSWIP 3.4U examination



What else should I know?
10 day course and 2 day exam (date to be arranged when booking and subject to availability). Fee includes exam.

To access this course you need to meet one of the following criteria:  

        • Have a qualification in a relevant engineering or science subject which should not be less than HNC level or equivalent and a minimum of 12 months subsea engineering related work, including a minimum of 60 days spent at an offshore site OR
        • Be a current or previously approved CSWIP 3.3U ROV Inspector who has held this certification for a minimum of one year, with a minimum of 300 logged hours of underwater inspection work OR
        • Be a current or previously approved CSWIP 3.1U or 3.2U Diver Inspector who has held such certification for a minimum of three years, with a minimum of 100 logged hours of underwater inspection work OR
        • Be a surface NDT Practitioner certified under CSWIP, PCN in ultrasonic testing, magnetic particle or penetrant testing or equivalent approval accepted by the CSWIP In-Service Inspection Management Committee, who has a minimum of 3 years documented experience in the application of NDT methods related to offshore facilities and to have spent a minimum of 30 days at an offshore work site gaining familiarity with underwater inspection techniques.

          CSWIP-DIV-7-95 Part 2, 4th Edition, April 2018 can be found on the CSWIP website.