WELDING INSPECTOR LEVEL 2 Class Room

COURSE OVERVIEW

This course is designed for Level 1 Welding Inspectors, CSWIP welding inspectors (level 1,2&3, valid or expired) and API (510, 653, 570, valid or expired) and wish to directly apply for CWB L2 certification.

 

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

 Welding Processes & Equipment

  1. Power Sources for Welding
  2. Electrodes & Consumables
  3. Residual Stress and Distortion
  4. Review of Physical Metallurgy
  5. Introduction to Welding Metallurgy of Steel
  6. Welding Metallurgy of Stainless Steels
  7. Mechanical Testing of Welds
  8. Surface Inspection
  9. Radiographic Inspection
  10. Ultrasonic Inspection

 

The in-class presentations are based on the CWB Level 2 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 2 welding inspector, candidates must have at least 2 years of experience as a certified Level 1 welding inspector performing welding inspection under qualified supervision. The standard defines “Qualified Supervision” as: “The supervision of candidates by Level 2 or Level 3 personnel certified to this Standard, or by non-certified personnel who, in the opinion of the CWB, possess the knowledge, skills training, and experience required to perform such supervision.” The supervisor shall be able to be in contact in person or electronically with his attending with a reasonable delay in order to protect the integrity of the work of his attendee.

Those who hole CSWIP or API certifications may be eligible to sit in certifications exams:

  1. TWI welding inspector (CSWIP 3.0, 3.1 or 3.2 valid or expired) with 2 years of experience as certified welding inspector.
  2. API 510, 570 or 653 (valid or expired) with 3 years of experience as certified welding inspector.

 

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 2

Candidates who are eligible to take CWB level 2 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 2 Welding Inspectors can apply with the American Welding Society (AWS) to be recognized as an AWS Certified Welding Inspector (CWI).

 

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.

 

Those who hold CWB level 1 with 2 years of experience as certified inspector:

  1. Basic materials science, advanced welding fundamentals and other welding inspection techniques, 75 multiple choice questions, 2 hrs. (Closed book)
  2. Practical & Reporting, 5 Samples, 0.75 hrs.

 

Those who directly (without holding CWBL1) applied for CWB L2:

 

With CSWIP (valid or expired) welding inspection (L1,2&3 also known as 3.0, 3.1&3.2) certification.

  1. Basic materials science, advanced welding fundamentals and other welding inspection techniques, 75 multiple choice questions, 2 hrs. (Closed book)
  2. Standard/Code, 45 multiple choice questions, 2 hrs. (Open book)
  3. CSA Standard W178.2, 15 multiple choice questions, 0.5 hrs. (Open book)
  4. Practical & Reporting, 5 Samples, 0.75 hrs.

 

With API 510 certification

  1. If API 510 is valid, exempt from code endorsement exam. (ASME BPVC Sections VIII & IX, code endorsement will be included in certification).
  2. If not, valid code endorsement exam must be taken.
  3. Candidates who have held API 510 certification for six (6) or more years are required to write CWB code endorsement.

With API 570 certification:

  1. If API 570 is valid, exempt from code endorsement exam. (ASME B31.3, code endorsement will be included in certification).
  2. If not, valid code endorsement exam must be taken.
  3. Candidates who have held API 570 certification for six (6) or more years are required to write CWB code endorsement.

 

With API 653 certification:

  1. If API 653 is valid, exempt from code endorsement exam. (API 653 and API 650, code endorsements will be included in certification).
  2. If not, valid code endorsement exam must be taken.
  3. Candidates who have held API 653 certification for six (6) or more years are required to write CWB code endorsement.

 

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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