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Certified Welding Inspector

What does a Certified Welding Inspector do?

In order to ensure the safety of steel structures or parts of it the American Welding Society (AWS) has established fundamental welding codes. An AWS Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) is responsible to ensure that weldments are made according to these codes (e. g. AWS Code Book D1.1) via conducting welding inspections.

The purpose of these inspections is to determine the quality of weldments and their conformance to the specifications of the AWS Code Books. Since the AWS Code Books are internationally renowned and are applied not only in the American market, but also throughout the world, a CWI plays a key role when it comes to meeting international criteria in welding. Thus more and more international companies rely on CWIs to ensure the highest level of quality of workmanship.

A CWI therefore must be familiar with welding processes, welding procedures, welding qualifications, materials, the limitation of weld testing, he must be able to read drawings, prepare and keep records, prepare and make reports and make responsible judgments.

On account of this significant role in international construction industry 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 for the examination. Groundwork of this course is AWS Code Book D 1.1. It is offered in English at our branch SLV Munich.

 

Contents of the Preparation Course

  • welding processes and procedures
  • destructive and non-destructive inspections
  • metallurgy
  • AWS Code Book D1.1

See our flyer below for more information.


Examination

The examination itself is operated by AWS and consists of 3 parts:

Part A – Fundamentals                  (150 questions)
Part B – Practical                             (46 questions)
Part C – Code Book D1.1                  (46 questions)

 

CWI certification is granted when the applicant meets a 72 % score in the above mentioned examination parts. Regulations of AWS require that parts A and C of the examination must be written at a Prometric Test Center, while part B must be taken at an agency of AWS: SLV Munich. The interval to be met between each part of the examination is between 5 days and 60 days. Please find a Prometric Test Center, that is convenient for you, at: www.prometric.com


Supplementary notes

  • The Code Book D 1.1, edition 2015 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 05/04/2020 and end with the examination by AWS at 05/15/2020.
  • The lessons will be from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
  • This course will be executed in English.
  • Due to the correspondence with AWS, the deadline for the announcement is 04/17/2020.
  • To become a CWI you only have to pass the examination.
  • To pass the examination it is rather useful to be well prepared by a preparation course.
  • You will need applications for both: the examination and the preparation course.

Requirements for your application at AWS

In order to get the permission to take part in the examination, please send the following completed application forms to GSI mbH, Branch SLV Munich before the deadline (04/17/2020) expires:

Please send the completed forms via e-mail


Fees for the course and the examinations

Fee-List

Preparation course                                                        € 3,950,-

Examination (AWS)                                                         € 1,015,-

Administration costs for Re-Examination                      € 260,-

Re-Examination (Part A or C)                                           € 375,-

Re-Examination (Part B)                                                    € 315,-

9 year Re-Certification                                                      € 920,-

Refreshment-training each day                                        € 125,-

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