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CWI PRE-COURSE WITH HANDS-ON TRAINING IN CLASSROOM 40 HOURS
Step 1 To Preparing For The AWS CWI Examinations. If you have heard the CWI is difficult, it is true. There are many people who underestimate the amount of learning to be done during the 2-week course. To help our students warm up to the topics covered on the AWS CWI examinations and get ready for the CWI Preparatory, we are now offering a full week in the classroom covering introductory topics such as Welding Processes, Destructive and Non-destructive Testing and Hands-on practice with real welded samples, applying real Code criteria.

CWI PRE-COURSE ONLINE 40 HOURS
30 Days Online To Use As A Pre-Course Study Prior To Taking The Two Week In Classroom CWI Preparatory. If an instructor covering all the information and reviewing questions increases your ability to learn instead of just reading the information but still want to stay at home, try this short course layout. Videos, just like lectures in class and quizzes that can provide the repetition needed to soak up information prior to entering the classroom environment. Reminder, this is a Pre-course over major topics only.

CWI/CWE PREPARATORY COURSE WITH 3 AVAILABLE OPTIONS
All Three Parts Two Week Course In Classroom, Parts A and C Online and Part B in Classroom or All Three Parts Online This course is conducted in two consecutive weeks, Monday through Friday, with homework each night and on the weekend during the course. The first week is dedicated to learning Welding Fundamentals and how to use the API 1104 or AWS D1.1, whichever you choose to test with. The second week is dedicated to preparation for the Practical Examination and refining your test taking skills. If you prefer to have an instructor in person for the complete presentation, then this is the course for you. Remember, there is an enormous amount of information to be presented so the course will move at a moderate pace. Completion of all daily homework assignments is a must to be successful. Driving too far each day or entertaining loved ones does not allow the total focus necessary to pack all this information in with just two weeks. A tough two weeks of complete immersion in this course is required!

During this course our students not only are prepared with information to take the CWI examinations but are also given practice and coaching for test taking skills to even better prepare them for the CWI examinations. The attendee may elect to test with any of the Code book selections offered by AWS. Selection of a certain document for testing purposes does not prevent the Certified Welding Inspector from working with other Codes and Standards. If desired, after certification, further training and testing can be accomplished to acquire endorsements in all available Codes and Standards offered by AWS for testing.

If you are testing at a Real Educational Services test location, your application for AWS testing must be received by Real Educational Services, Pascagoula office, no later than 7 weeks prior to the test date.   All applications for AWS testing immediately after the course is completed must be sent to Real Educational  Services.    Payment  for  both   the  class   and  the  test  must accompany  the application submission.

For those who elect to test at a later date or those participating in online training, testing may be done at any of the AWS national examination sites. Applications for testing at AWS national examination sites must be sent directly to AWS.  AWS requires applications be received not less than 6 weeks prior to their test date.  Any applications received after that time will be assessed a “fast track fee” by AWS (if received inside of 6 weeks.)

CWI REFRESHER COURSE ONLINE 40 HOURS
30 Days Online Refresher To Re-Take The CWI Examinations. If you took one of our course options for CWI within the last year and you think all you need is a structured lesson over the topics one more time, then this is a complete re-run of the material presented in the classroom. Videos, just like lectures in class and questions through the online training will provide an opportunity to get back in the game and hone your skills for the exams.

VISUAL WELDING INSPECTION – JOB KNOWLEDGE FOR CWI/SCWI 40 HOURS
Learn the Welding Inspector’s Job. Enjoy one full week of hands-on instruction covering all aspects of welding inspection in our shop and classroom facility in Ellijay, GA. The simulated job begins with drawings and materials and ends with NDT and hydro-testing. Qualification of a welding procedure and every stage of welding inspection will be performed and documented. Before stepping out into the world of inspection with a new CWI card, get prepared and also collect 40 hours of training toward the CWI renewal. This course is conducted in the shop and classroom so bring appropriate clothing. Pre-requisite: CWI or successful completion of the CWI Pre-Course.

SENIOR CERTIFIED WELDING INSPECTOR PREPARATORY (SCWI) 40 HOURS
Take the next step in AWS Certification with SCWI. This course offers training experiences designed to prepare individuals meeting the requirements of the AWS QC-1 to successfully complete the AWS SCWI examinations. As part of the requirements of AWS QC-1, individuals must have a minimum of 6 years as a CWI and 15 years of experience in a welding related field to take the SCWI examinations. Students will be required to provide their own Codes, Standards and Recommended Practices to be used during the course. A suggested list of study materials is published on the AWS website as the SCWI body of knowledge. SCWI students may attend the first week of the CWI/CWE (Welding Fundamentals). This course is also offered online for those who need to stay on the job.

CERTIFIED WELDING SUPERVISOR PREPARATORY (CWS) 40 HOURS
Gain Valuable Information To Improve Production and Quality. This preparatory course concentrates on the knowledge needed to improve weld quality, increase productivity and provide a safe and efficient welding environment. Not a course in welding inspection but from the production aspect instead. A battery of over 1000 questions will be formally asked and answered during the course. Application for testing should be sent directly to AWS for this certification. This course is offered online or can be scheduled for companies upon request.

9 YEAR SCWI OR CWI RECERTIFICATION WORKSHOP 80 HOURS
Renew Your SCWI Or CWI Without Testing! This course is designed for individuals at the 9th, 18th or 27th year who intend to renew their SCWI or CWI certification with training hours instead of retesting. This course will challenge the inspector’s knowledge in welding inspection and use of codes, standards and specifications and involves the attendee in progressively more difficult problem-solving exercises. Course topics are taken from AWS B5.1. Application for renewal/recertification must be sent directly to AWS. Registration forms for course the must be sent to Real Educational Services.

ENDORSEMENT COURSES FOR SCWI AND CWI 40 HOURS
These courses are specifically designed for SCWI or CWI/CWE endorsement testing to develop skills to identify pertinent information provided, quickly locate the appropriate section of the Code to be used and accurately interpret Code requirements. Courses are available for the following Codes/Standards: ASME Section IX, ASME B31.1 and B31.3, AWS D1.1, AWS D1.5 or API 1104. Students are required to provide their own Code or Standard to be used during the course and the examination. These courses are offered online with lecture, quizzes and examinations. Application for testing must be sent directly to AWS. Registration forms for course must be sent to Real Educational Services.

Applications of Visual Welding Inspection This course is designed to provide the student the maximum number of practical experiences possible to learn welding inspection by practical application.   Students learn how to determine which inspections are required and how to perform inspection duties before, during and after welding.  Students become proficient in the use of various inspection  tools  required  in  the  industry,  witness  live  welding  operations, monitor the mechanical testing of the procedure and welder qualification tests, evaluate radiographic film and complete final documentation. Training is conducted in the classroom, the mechanical testing lab and an actual fabrication shop environment.  This course will be scheduled based on student participation.

Advanced Visual Welding Inspection This course is a continuing education course designed for experienced CWIs, QC personnel, instructors, supervisors or those who desire more in-depth understanding of the many facets of welding inspection. During the course each individual will use job specifications, codes and other governing documents to determine inspection requirements, develop inspection plans and interpret acceptance criteria. The attendee will be auditing welding procedures and welder certifications to various codes, determining applicable mechanical test requirements and assessing results for validity. The attendee will be working in the classroom and in an actual fabrication shop environment. If you are looking for a challenging course to gain renewal hours, this course will provide valuable information pertinent to welding inspection, not just hours.

RADIOGRAPHIC FILM INTERPRETATION CLASSROOM 40 HOURS
Learn How To Evaluate RT Film Before Signing For It. Individuals will learn how to recognize both weld and base metal discontinuities, but more importantly, they will be able to determine radiographic quality and whether a discontinuity is acceptable or rejectable per the requirements of various referencing standards. This course is practical in nature and includes ample film viewing sessions with attention given to each attendee. Special emphasis is placed on radiographic quality requirements and the accept/reject criteria of predominantly used Codes.

WELDING PROCEDURE FUNDAMENTALS CLASSROOM 40 HOURS
Increase Your Understanding Of Welding Procedure And Welder Qualification To AWS D1.1, ASME Section IX and API 1104 By Taking This Course. Students learn how to determine requirements for procedure qualification, document welding parameters and develop the Welding Procedure, Procedure Qualification Record and Welder Performance Qualification Record. This course involves many practical exercises to develop skills in applying technical requirements of the source documents as well as focus on the details required of documentation.

ASME / NBIC Quality Control This course is designed for quality assurance/quality control personnel, plant engineers, managers, auditors and others who desire to further their understanding of how quality is maintained under the ASME Code and National Board Inspection Code (NBIC). This course offers special instruction in carrying out the responsibilities of the QC manager, purchasing agent, receipt inspector and shop foreman. It also covers procedures for implementing quality programs, maintaining job files, subcontractor auditing and use of Code manuals.

API 510 PRESSURE VESSEL INSPECTOR PREPARATORY 80 HOURS
Expand Your Opportunities To Pressure Vessel Inspection With The API 510 Certification. This course is designed for individuals who desire to achieve the certification of an API 510 Pressure Vessel Inspector. The course is structured around the topics listed in the body of knowledge for the API 510 exams. Instructor to student videos to encompass the complete API 510 body of knowledge with walk through step-by-step calculations as required for the certification exams. Following each video module are quizzes to test retention and knowledge. The course concludes with timed practice exams to simulate the API certification exams. Each portion can be repeated several times to achieve desired results.

API 570 PIPING INSPECTOR PREPARATORY 80 HOURS ONLINE
Broaden Your Field In Welding Inspection With API 570 Certification. This course offers 100% comprehensive coverage of the topics listed in the body of knowledge for the API 570 exams. We use a "parts to production" course layout that steps through the material covering components, design, fabrication, inspection and in-service inspection including potential damage mechanisms. There are math videos and practice as well as many hours of video that go through the code requirements. Following each of the video modules are quizzes to test knowledge. At the end of the course there are timed practice exams to simulate the API certification exams.

API 1169 PIPELINE INSPECTOR PREPARATORY 40 HOURS ONLINE
For Those Who Want To Step Up In The Pipeline Industry, Get Prepared for the API 1169 Exam. Most pipeline companies are now requiring the newly adopted Pipeline Inspector certification. This course is designed to cover the extensive body of knowledge for the Pipeline Inspector certification exam. Detailed instructor delivered lessons break down each topic piece by piece to allow students to study in small segments. Followed up with computerized quizzes to add repetition of study material for increased level of learning and understanding. All material may be repeated as many times as needed to ensure ample learning opportunities. Final exams to simulate the actual test situation are available at the end of the course.

MAGNETIC PARTICLE (MT) / LIQUID PENETRANT (PT) LEVEL I AND II
GET THEORY AND HANDS-ON PRACTICE IN THE CLASSROOM OR SHOP. If you are new to the welding industry or would like to know more about the methods of non-destructive testing, these classes offer both lecture and a chance to get in the shop for practical application. Course contents and examinations meet the classroom training requirements of ASNT SNT-TC-1A for Level I and II certification. Additional dates/locations will be scheduled based on student participation.

NON-DESTRUCTIVE EXAMINATION COURSE IN UT THICKNESS
GET THEORY AND HANDS-ON PRACTICE IN THE CLASSROOM OR SHOP. If you are new to the welding industry or would like to know more about the methods of non-destructive testing, these classes offer both lecture and a chance to get in the shop for practical application. Course contents and examinations meet the classroom training requirements of ASNT SNT-TC-1A for Level I and II certification. Courses will be scheduled based on student participation.

ASME SECTION IX, B31.1 and B31.3 ONLINE                                                                              This online course was developed to provide guidance through three ASME documents:  ASME Section IX, ASME B31.1 and ASME B31.3.  As we go through each book, it is important to focus on the type of information provided in each section, paragraph, table, etc.  If you are preparing to take the ASME Endorsement Test through AWS, this course is designed for you.  In that test you will be asked approximately 20 questions from each book so the course will take it one book at a time.

FUNDAMENTALS OF WELDING INSPECTION                                                                                This is an introductory course for students new to the field of welding inspection. There are no prerequisites for this course. If you are considering the CWI certification examinations, this course would be especially helpful for students who are not welders. Included will be lecture on fundamentals of welding processes, welding symbols, codes, standards and specifications. Fundamentals of Welding Inspection also offers the maximum number of practical experiences possible to learn welding inspection by practical application. This course is may be taken prior to the CWI Preparatory but can be utilized as continuing education hours for 9 year renewal of CWI

ONLINE COURSES

We are continually improving and updating the training experience in our Virtual Training Center. Our online students have the advantage of moving to the front of the class to experience teaching in an almost personal, one on one, environment. The video and image content is high definition, bringing you up close to the tools, samples and specifications. The audio has been digitally enhanced for clarity of speech so the student doesn’t have strain to pay attention and can retain more of the critical information and successful test taking hints.

  • The basic requirements for participation in the Virtual Training Center are:
    • Computer with sound
    • High speed internet access (HD Video - Standard Definition can be selected for improved speed)
    • Printer
    • Confirmed email address
    • Up-to-date internet browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari, IE, etc.)
    • Adobe Reader installed
    • Adobe Flash installed


As with any instruction, the time and effort you put into it, determines what you get out of it! It is important for the student to schedule and dedicate the appropriate amount of time to the online courses. Also, the student will enhance their ability to pass exams by eliminating distractions and be ready to take notes with pencil and paper, preferably a notebook. The student should have the same calculator that they will use for any exam they may take with AWS. Certain courses require specific code books, publications and documentation. If these books not provided via download in the course, they are the responsibility of the student to acquire prior to starting the course. Once a student has registered and paid in full, they will be sent an email with instructions, login link, user name and password. The online courses do not provide access to the Codebook of your choice. Students need to have a printed copy for their use prior to beginning the Code section of training. AWS testing for SCWI, CWI Endorsements, CWS are now being handled by Prometrics. The student will be responsible for contacting AWS and scheduling any examinations for certification. If you need assistance, please call our office.
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