Congratulations on achieving your certification with AWS! Think about the work and time that was required to pass those tests. Now that you have the built a foundation of knowledge, continuing your education is important and can be very beneficial. You have already passed the hardest test in the industry so don't be hesitant to continue. Increasing expertise in areas related to inspection can help you in your job, gain recognition from your superiors and even give you an edge to advance your career further.
It is very easy to get started on the path of CWI and not have time to look up when things get rolling from job to job. As a CWI or SCWI, continued certification with AWS requires a renewal application every 3 years along with a new visual acuity form. The 9th year renewal process requires additional steps. The choice is either to take the current Part B Practical examination, take an endorsement test or earn a minimum of 80 hours from additional training during the 9 year period, of which 20 must be earned in the 6-9 year timeframe. Of course, taking the Part B again or taking another test doesn't appeal to many but the last thing you want to happen is to let your certification expire.
Renew your CWI or SCWI without testing by accumulating 80 hours with any of the courses listed below:
APPLICATIONS OF VISUAL WELDING INSPECTION - CWI/SCWI 40 HOURS
Learn the Welding Inspector's job. Enjoy one full week of hand-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 CWI Pre-Course.
RADIOGRAPHIC FILM INTERPRETATION - 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 - 40 HOURS
Increase Your Understanding Of Welding Procedure And Welder Qualification According 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 Welding Procedures, Procedure Qualification Records and Welder Performance Qualification Records. 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.
MAGNETIC PARTICLE (MT)/LIQUID PENENTRANT (PT) LEVEL I/II - 40 HOURS
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-1 A for Level I and II certification. Additional dates/locations will be scheduled based on student participation.
ASME SECTION IX, B31.1 and B31.3 IN CLASSROOM - 40 HOURS
Learn How To Use The ASME Section IX, B31.1 and B31.3 ASME Section IX Welding Procedures and Welders Qualification Records are important to welding inspection. You should know what you are looking at and how it was developed. Walk through the B31.1 and B31.3 to learn the layout and apply the criteria to real welded pieces. Great learning experience for new inspectors.
Price: $900.00 in Classroom
Price: $400.00 Online 120 Days
ADVANCED VISUAL WELDING INSPECTION - 40 HOURS
Have You Had Your CWI For Awhile And Ready To Learn More? From project start to finish this course will dig deeper into the experienced Welding Inspector's role in fabrication. This is an Advanced level course in Material Procurement, Drawings, WPS/PQR and Welder Certifications, Visual Inspection Criteria and Nondestructive Procedures and involves Hands-on applications.
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.
Price: $450.00 Online 120 Days
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.
Price: $1250.00 In Classroom
Price: $700.00 Online 120 Days
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 completed on the AWS application portal. Registration forms for course must be sent to Real Educational Services. Courses Are Available for the Following Codes/Standards:
ASME Section IX, B31.1 and B31.3