Is it for me?

The IIW International welding inspector at Basic level, is open to those that have a science and engineering background or having at least two years of welding related experience.

What will I learn?

A welding Inspector certificate holder at “Basic” level is competent to effectively perform the following tasks using a given fabrication and inspection code:

Conduct direct unaided visual inspection to identify and evaluate welding imperfection according to acceptance criteria;

  • Verify, witness and understand all welding related activities in fabrication, including (but not limited to) the following points:
  • Verify the adequacy of information on NDT reports (VT, PT, MT, RT, UT) for conventional techniques;
  • Verify data and adequacy of material certificates (base and filler materials);
  • Verify identification and traceability of the materials during the fabrication process;
  • Verify the compliance of raw materials and consumables against the applicable standards, codes and specifications;
  • Verify the implementation of the WPS in production for conventional applications (e.g. arc welding processes, steels);
  • Verify the implementation of PWHT specifications in production;
  • Witness welder qualification tests including testing of the specimens or test coupons;
  • Witness production test coupons;
  • Read and understand an Inspection Testing Plan;
  • Read and understand the construction drawings in relation to inspection activities; and
  • Report any of the above actions to a qualified supervisor

The course will be run over a 10 day period with an examination on the final day.

What will I leave with?

By the end of the course you should be able to:
  • Understand factors which influence the quality of fusion welds in steels
  • Recognise characteristics of commonly used welding processes in relation to quality control
  • Interpret drawing instructions and symbols to ensure that specifications are met
  • Set up and report on inspection of welds, macrosections, and other mechanical tests
  • Assess and report on welds to acceptance levels
  • Confirm that incoming material meets stipulated requirements and recognise the effects on weld quality of departure from specification
  • Be in a position to pass the Welding Inspector examinations​



What else should I know?

All experience will need to be verified by either your previous/present employer/company.

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