WELDING INSPECTOR LEVEL 1 Class Room

COURSE OVERVIEW

This course is designed for Welding Inspectors who want to increase their knowledge of metallurgy, inspection, and testing techniques. This is your first step to advancing your career and increasing your earning potential.

The Level 1 package includes a combination of both online self-study and in-class learning. This hybrid version of the course is designed for those seeking inspection certification and already posses advanced understanding of the welding trade.

 

TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION PACKAGE

This package includes pre-class eLearning, instructor led training and certification exams.

 

THE COURSE INCLUDES

  • - Access to the online portion of the course (CWB Learning Resources) for 90 days.
  • - This platform will provide course content, course quizzes and a digital copy of the textbooks.
  • - World-class teaching and knowledge from our CWB instructors
  • - An opportunity to network with other welding professionals.
  • - Participants will have access to download a transcript and certificate of attendance on successful completion of the course exams and final AI exam. Passing grade is 70%.

 

THE FOLLOWING TOPICS WILL BE COVERED

  • - Health & Safety
  • - Welding Processes and Equipment
  • - Joint Design and Preparation
  • - Codes, Standards and Specification
  • - Drawing Interpretation
  • - Weld Symbols
  • - Metallurgy and Material Specifications
  • - Basic Inspection Concepts and Methods
  • - Visual Inspection Concepts and Techniques
  • - Weld Faults: Inspection and Causes
  • - Functions of the Inspector
  • - Practical Exercises

 

The in-class presentations are based on the CWB Level 1 Textbooks.

Participants are required to have access to a device to complete course content and exams online during the course.

 

 EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

 To be eligible for certification as a Level 1 welding inspector, candidates must meet the requirements in either (a), (b), or (c) below:

(a) Obtained at least one year of experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • - layout and fitting
  • - manual, semi-automatic, or automatic welding
  • - welding inspection
  • - welding supervision
  • - weld testing; and
  • - welding instruction

 

(b) Successfully completed recognized courses (minimum 2 years in length) in the fundamentals, principles and practices of welding and quality control and inspection of welding, with a large portion of the training based on practical applications.

(c) Obtained at least six months of experience in one or more of the areas specified in (a) and successfully completed recognized courses in the fundamental principles and practices of welding, quality control, and welding inspection.

 

CODE EXAMS

 As part of the CWB Welding Inspectors exam, candidates must choose one code from the list below for their initial exam. Upon passing the initial exam and becoming certified as a CWB Welding Inspector, they may add additional code endorsements by taking subsequent exams.

  1. ASME B31.3 (Process Piping)
  2. ASME B31.1 (Power Piping)
  3. ASME B31.12 (Hydrogen Piping & Pipelines)
  4. ASME VIII, Div. 1 and IX (Pressure Vessel Construction)
  5. API 650 (Welded Tanks for Oil Storage)
  6. API 653 (Tank Inspection, Repair, Alteration and Reconstruction)
  7. CSA W47.1 and W59 (Steel Construction)
  8. CSA W47.2 and CSA W59.2 (Aluminum Construction)
  9. CSA W59 Annex U (Welding of Fixed Steel Offshore Structures
  10. CSA Z662 (Oil and Gas Pipeline Systems)
  11. ABS (Ships and Floating Marine Structures)
  12. IACS Materials and Welding

 

 CERTIFICATION TO CSA W178.2 CWB Level 1

 Candidates who are eligible to take CWB level 1 exam must complete all exams within 2 years of the application approval date. Exams are Online and will be through Proctor U platform, on your preferred dates. 

 

RENEWALS

 CWB Welding Inspectors must renew their certifications as follows:

 

  1. Every 3 years, renew with the  Proof of Continuing Involvement;
  2. Every 6 years, write a practical and reporting examination or complete 40 hours of recognized courses.

 

RECIPROCITY AND RECOGNITION

 CWB Level 1 Welding Inspectors can apply with the American Welding Society (AWS) to be recognized as an AWS Certified Associate Welding Inspector (CAWI).

 

 EXAMS

 The examinations required for certification for those who successfully complete all training and end of course exams are listed below. The passing grade is 70% for each examination. The number of questions may vary from time to time.

 

  1. Standard/Code (A code at your option from 12 listed codes in page 2), 45 multiple choice questions, 2 hrs. (Open book)
  2. CSA Standard W178.2, 15 multiple choice questions, 0.5 hrs. (Open book)
  3. Practical & Reporting, 5 Samples, 0.75 hrs.

 

Exams will be online through Proctor U. You must bring the following to the exam session:

  1. Identification
  2. Standard or code for the open book examinations

 

 REGISTRATION

 For registration, please contact info@tescan.ca

 

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