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CSWIP Welding Inspector Weekend

25th May 2024

Plaza Barra First Hotel , Brazil
Start Date
25th May 2024
End Date
29th May 2024
Course only
On Request
Exam only
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Course + Exam package
On Request

Is it for me?

This is a weekend course. Depending on the location of the course, the training will be delivered every Saturday for four weeks with the examination on the fifth Saturday OR alternatively,  if the training is scheduled on the Saturday and Sunday for two weeks (4 days training in total), the examination will be on the third Saturday.

The CSWIP Welding Inspector course is designed for you as an inspection engineer or supervisory staff member. If you have little or no previous welding experience you are advised to attend the Certificate in Visual Inspection of Welds course to prepare for this one.

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?

This course will teach you the duties and responsibilities of a welding inspector, including fusion welding processes, typical weld defects, types of steel (including carbon-manganese, low alloy and stainless steels), the hardening of steels, weldability, heat treatment, and parent metal defects. The programme also includes visual inspection, the testing of parent metals and welds, and destructive and non-destructive test techniques. You will also learn welder and procedure approval, codes and standards, and an outline of safe working practices. 

There will also be the opportunity to practice examination questions while undergoing continuous and end-of-course assessment. If you meet the CSWIP requirements for eligibility, you will be able to complete the relevant CSWIP examination on day 5 of the course.

In addition, you can purchase TWI’s online CSWIP Welding Inspector Pre-Learning package which prepares them for the course.

What will I leave with?

  • To understand factors which influence the quality of fusion welds in steels
  • To recognise characteristics of commonly used welding processes in relation to quality control
  • To interpret drawing instructions and symbols to ensure that specifications are met
  • To set up and report on inspection of welds, macrosections and other mechanical tests
  • To assess and report on welds to acceptance levels
  • To confirm that incoming material meets stipulated requirements and recognise the effects on weld quality of departure from specification
  • To be in a position to pass the Welding Inspector examinations