Is it for me?

The CSWIP Senior Welding inspector is designed for those in a supervisory or quality control role. The access conditions are that you must hold a valid Welding Inspector qualification and to have held it for a minimum of two years. There are other routes which can be qualified by going to the CSWIP website at

The elearning material for this CSWIP Senior Welding Inspector Online course cuts down the classroom-based training days to a minimum so for those wishing to progress to examination, there will be a one day refresher training and one day examination only at one of our TWI approved training centres.

The online material, as detailed below, covers the theory element of the course.

The material will be provided after you log on the site and a tutor will be assigned to help with any questions you may have.

At the end of the package, those wishing to progress to examination, will complete a further 1 day refresher training followed by one day examination at one of TWI's Training Centres (provided that entry requirements are met).

What will I learn?

With the online learning material, you can work through the 23 sections of this CSWIP Senior Inspector Online Course, at your own pace as you are given 60 days access with potential for extended access. 

You will be able to download the course notes, see and hear presentations, video, attempt course questions and work with an assigned tutor who will be there to support you along the way.

The course will be marked as complete once all of the sections have been completed and the homeworks have been passed, your tutor will advise of this.

On completion, there will be a further requirement for you to attend a 1 day classroom refresher training followed by a 1 day examination for those qualifying.

Prior to the examination, if that is required, you will be able to go back and revise the sections in preparation for your days refresher and examination, anytime during the 60 day period and this may be extended upon request.

The 23 sections cover:

  • How to use a specification followed by questions
  • Welded joint design and weld symbols then Homework 1
  • Weldability; brittle and fatigue failures and evaluate NDT reports then Homework 2
  • Welding procedures, residual stress and distortion, heat treatments and weld repairs then Homework 3 and 4 followed by mock examination.

What will I leave with?

By the end of the course you should be able to:

  • Know the importance of working to a specification and how to work to one 
  • Be able to interpret welding symbols on engineering drawings
  • Be able to evaluate NDT reports 
  • Know why heat treatments are so important
  • Know how and why brittle and fatigue fractures occur 
  • Appreciate why some joint designs are preferred over others 
  • Be in a position to pass the Senior welding inspector examination



What else should I know?


Hold a valid Welding Inspector qualification for a minimum of 2 years

There are mature route access conditions which can be found at

In addition to all the above, candidates must comply with Clause 1.3.4 of document WI-6-92 available at

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





Refresher and exam
Dates for the refresher and exam element of this course can be found here


What happens next?
When you have booked your online course, you will receive an email notification with your login details. You will then have 60 days to complete your distance-learning course.


The online learning element can be purchased as a standalone product for those who require it for knowledge only. Please contact us directly for pricing at

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eLearning technical specifications
In order to fully access the distance learning material, you will need the following minimum system requirements:

  • Latest version of your web browser of choice (if possible) will provide the best experience
  • Recommended internet speed: at least 0.5 Mbps
  • Display resolution: minimum 1024x768

Ideal for use on desktops or tablets.

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