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, the purpose of welding inspection is, 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 read drawings, prepare and keep records, prepare and make reports and make responsible judgements.
For Welding Inspectors to be successful, 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 (2015). The examination, operated by AWS consists on three parts. Applicants seeking CWI certification shall successfully meet the required 72% score of the examination parts.
According to the regulations of AWS you have to write your Part B exam at an agency of AWS (SLV Munich). The other parts, Part A and Part C of the exam you have to write at a Prometric Test Center of your choice earliest 5 days an wihtin 60 days after the Part B exam. You can find the Prometric Test Center of your choice, nearly all over the world at prometric.com.
ExaminationPart A – Fundamentals, written at a Prtometric Test Center
Part B – Practical, written at SLV Munich
Part C – Code Book (D1.1), , written at a Prtometric Test Center
You have to apply twice. You need an application for the preparation-course at SLV Munich and one for the exam by AWS.
To get the permission to the exam, AWS need at the dead line the following AWS exam application forms:
Please send us the filled out forms before the expiration of the deadline by AWS (04/17/2020) by e-mail.