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Preparation Course for the AWS-CWI Examination

Steel stuctures or parts of it for utilisation in the American market, need originally the inspection by a Certified Welding Inspector (CWI).

According to AWS QC1, is the purpose of welding inspection, to determine if a weldment meets the acceptance criteria of a specific code, standard, or other document. The Welding Inspector must be thoroughly familiar with welding processes, welding procedures, welding qualifications, materials, the limitation of weld testing, be able to reed drawings, prepare and keep records, prepare and make reports and make responsible judgements.

For Welding Inspectors to be effective, the activities performed should be consistent with the requirements, technical and ethical principles.

The GSI mbH, branch SLV Munich, offers in cooperation with Hobart Institute and the American Welding Society a two week preparation course for the purpose to enable participants to be prepared to take the examination. The used Code Book is AWS D1.1 (2010). The examination, operated by AWS consists on three parts. Applicants seeking CWI certification shall successfully meet the required 72% score of the examination parts.


Part A – Fundamentals
Part B – Practical
Part C – Code Book (D1.1)    



Supplementary notes:

  • The Code Book D 1.1 and a scientific calculator (not programmable) are required at the beginning of the course. You can order the Code book at AWS.
  • The course will start at 11/27/2017 and end with the examination by AWS at 12/08/2017.
  • The lessons will be from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • This course will be executed in english language.
  • Due to the correspondence with AWS, the deadline for the announcement is 11/03/2017.
  • To become a CWI you have only to pass the examination and
  • you need the code book AWS-D1.1, edition 2015
  • To pass the examination it is rather useful to be well prepared by a preparation course.
  • So you can do your application for the examination and/or the preparation course.

Very Important:

You have to do two applications.

Application at GSI mbH Branch SLV Munich

Nächste Termine


27.11.2017 - 08.12.2017, München
03.09.2018 - 14.09.2018, München

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Application at AWS

To get the permission to the exam, AWS need at the dead line the following AWS exam application forms:

Please send us this filled out form before the expiration of the deadline (11/03/2017) by  e-mail.

Fees for Re- Examination

Fees for Re- Examination                     Costs
Preparation course

   € 2010.- 
Examination (AWS)

   € 795.- 
Re-Examination (2 parts)

   € 480.- 
Re-Examination (1 part)

   € 260.- 
9yr Re-Certification

   € 830.- 

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SLV München
Georg Wackerbauer +49 89 126802-40 E-Mail