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CSWIP Welding Inspector Online Course

26th Nov 2024

Online Training, Norway
Start Date
26th Nov 2024
End Date
28th Nov 2024
Course only
On Request

Is it for me?

The CSWIP Welding Inspector course is designed for inspection engineers and supervisory staff. Those with little or no previous welding experience are advised to attend the Certificate in Visual Inspection of Welds course to prepare for this course.

The elearning material for this CSWIP 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 practical training and one day examination only at one of our TWI 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 practical training followed by one day examination at one of TWI's Training Centres (provided that entry requirements are met).

Person inspecting the inside of a pipe for defects
Inspecting the inside of a pipe for defects
Person measuring the weld reinforcement on a pipe
Measuring the weld reinforcement on a pipe
Person measuring the length of a defect on a pipe
Measuring the length of a defect on a pipe

What will I learn?

With the online learning material, you can work through the 30 sections of this CSWIP Welding 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 practical 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 practical and examination, anytime during the 60 day period and this may be extended upon request.

The 30 sections cover:
Introduction; What have you brought to the party; Duties of a welding inspector; Terminology; Imperfections; Plate inspection, acceptance criteria and questions, weld gauge overview, practical plate guide, weld map exercise, plate walk through and then Homework 1.

Weldability; Materials inspection; Residual stress and distortion; Welding process (video); Welding processes and then Homework 2.

Thermal cutting; Heat treatments; Macro inspection; Weld symbols; Weld repairs; Destructive testing (video); Destructive testing; Codes and standards; NDT (video); NDT; Welding safety and then Homework 3 followed by Mock examination.

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