Is it for me?

This online pre-course learning will provide you with a thorough eLearning experience and an essential foundation of knowledge before attending the full, classroom based CSWIP Welding Inspection course. It will also allow you to identify areas of weakness or uncertainty that can be discussed with the lecturer during the full course delivery.

The pre-courses are also very effective as supplementary learning resources and visual revision tools to support the learning materials and course content from their full, classroom-based CSWIP Welding Inspection course. These packages provide comprehensive blended learning experiences that lend themselves to all types of learning preferences.

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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?

The package consists of eleven modules:
  • Module 1: Duties of a Welding Inspector - The requirements of a welding inspector before, during, and after welding
  • Module 2: Codes and Standards - Outlines what codes and standards are, and how the control of quality in a fabrication and welding situation is achieved
  • Module 3: Welding Terminology and Definitions - Language used, and considerations that should be taken into account, in joint design and weld preparation
  • Module 4: Welding Defects - Types of welding defects that can occur and how to identify them
  • Module 5: Welding Symbols - The different welding symbols that are used to symbolically represent weld joints
  • Module 6: Electricity in Welding - The basic principles of how electricity works and how current, voltage, resistance and polarity all affect the welding process
  • Module 7: Introduction to Destructive Testing - Destructive tests available to establish the mechanical properties and soundness of welded joints
  • Module 8: Non-Destructive Testing - Basic insight into the main NDT methods that welding inspectors will encounter
  • Module 9: Weldability of Steels - Definition of the term weldability, characteristics of steel alloys and their cracking mechanisms
  • Module 10: Heat Treatment - The different types of heat treatment that are used in material manufacture and welding operations
  • Module 11: Welding Equations - Describes a range of equations that a welding inspector may encounter, and how to perform them



What else should I know?

With the eLearning platform, you can track your progress and invest more time in the areas you need to. You can also speed through those areas where you have greater knowledge and more confidence. Assessments at the end of modules are designed to test your knowledge. But if you fail these, don't worry - when you relaunch the module, you can begin a 'new attempt' and try the assessment again. The same applies to stand-alone assessment modules.

A course will be marked as 'Complete' once all of its modules have been passed. Even if you have completed a course, you can still go back to revise a particular topic again, as long as you do so within the 60-day timeframe. You can also make a note of any topics you found difficult, and make a note to ask your tutor when you attend your full, classroom-based course.

When you have booked your online training, you will receive an email notification with your login details. You will then have 60 days from purchase date to complete your eLearning course.

Interactive demo - Destructive Testing
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eLearning technical specifications

In order to fully access the online courses, 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.


  • Welding Inspector for a minimum of 3 years with experience related to the duties and responsibilities listed in Clause 1.2.2 of CSWIP document WI-6-92, under qualified supervision, independently verified OR
  • Certified Visual Welding Inspector (Level 1) for a minimum of 2 years with job responsibilities in the areas listed in 1.2.1 and 1.2.2 of CSWIP document WI-6-92 OR
  • Welding Instructor or Welding Foreman/Supervisor for a minimum of one year
In addition to all the above, you must comply with Clause 1.3.4 of document WI-6-92 available at

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

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