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AWS WELDING INSPECTOR CERTIFICATION

INSPECTOR CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS


AWS-Agente-Internacional

2,019 EVENTS

APPLY FOR YOUR CERTIFICATION IN NEXT COMING EVENTS!

The American Welding Society (AWS) is the most prestigious welding entity in the world. Since its founding in 1.919, the best professionals have participated in the creation, dissemination and delivery of the most comprehensive training programs in welding and joining technology. Based on the texts, codes and information books that capture the best experience of all these professionals who have been deposited in the coffers of the prestigious American Welding Society.

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Any company in which welding is an important asset or activity, working both in Europe and on other continents, is daily facing codes originally created by AWS.

The various accreditations provided by AWS to welding experts at different levels and specialties are recognized worldwide as a guarantee of knowledge and experience by the person who owns it. A CWI is a professional of recognized prestige in the field of welding, with authority to control and take responsibility for the quality of a welded product in any type of manufacturing as well as the personnel that performs welding. After at least 6 years of experience as CWI you are eligible for certification as Senior CWI (SCWI) which additionally grants you authority for the qualification of welding procedures and to develop and audit welding quality systems.

AWS has a well-earned reputation as a quality certification provider to welding industry professionals worldwide.

These Events will be reserved for training and examination to earn the Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) accreditation, based on AWS D1.1 “Structural Welding Code – Steel”. You can also choose to take examination based on other AWS, ASME or API codes, but the knowledge of AWS D1.1 will provide a basic understanding of welding as an essential production process.

DESCRIPTION OF THE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM


Description

Although some AWS codes and information are translated into Spanish, the reality is that a company or person preparing to qualify with AWS is specially preparing for jobs that can be developed anywhere in the world or that involve communication with other companies, both customers and suppliers, outside Spain.

For this reason, this SEMINAR AND EXAMINATION EVENT TO ACCESS THE CERTIFIED WELDING INSPECTOR ACCREDITATION BY AWS, will be developed considering welding terminology in English and as defined by AWS.

It will be positive to have a minimum level of English, both oral and written comprehension for all candidates for this training and examination program, but it is not required.

The certified Welding Inspector accreditation is globally recognized, since only highly qualified professionals manage to overcome the conditions and tests that guarantee the quality of welded components, even under the most demanding requirements.

During the the training program, teachers will cover all the basic concepts in relation to welding and welding inspection. Nevertheless, the result of the examination depends on each individual, his/her understanding and experience and capacity to face a quite demanding exam.

The exam is available in several languages but always bilingual with English. Understanding the English and AWS welding terminology will also be of help in the understanding of international welding codes and requirements.

Important Note: The training program has been revised based on the experience and inputs of CWI candidates from previous editions. The seminar combines a review of the technical knowledge and practical aspects of welding and inspection, in order to help the applicant to pass the AWS examination. However, in order to apply to become a CWI, each candidate must demonstrate a previous level of knowledge and experience.

 

YOU CAN REVIEW REQUIREMENTS AND ROLES OF AWS CERTIFIED WELDING INSPECTORS IN THIS LINKS TO THE CODE AND STANDARD APPLICABLE FOR THIS AWS CERTIFICATION: AWS-QC-1 // AWS-B5.1

PREVIOUS EVENTS

DOCUMENTATION FOR REGISTRATION

To access the exam:

AWS Application
AWS Official CWI Application Form

AWS Official CWI Application Form

Choose the Application Form that corresponds to your application and fill it out with all the data. Additionally, include all the documents listed below, making sure you don’t miss anything.

Instructions:

You must email us to info@solysol.com.es the following documentation, presented in the same order as below, in a single pdf file, all documents to be submitted to AWS (except for registration in Solysol). CAUTION: Zip-compressed files are not accepted.

Please check that you are not missing any documents and that they are all perfectly filled, signed and stamped before sending your application:

List of supporting documents:
  1. Registration Form to participate in a CWI Program in Solysol.Please choose the program options you desire
  2. AWS Application Form – be sure to choose the form that applies to your case and that you fill up, sign and stamp all required sections. Take special care and check that nothing is missing before sending it.

On the following forms:

Do not fill in payment details in the boxes that require it, in that section write: Enrollment through Solysol

3. Passport photography, with white background, in dimensions 50×50. We suggest this link download and send it to us in the format acceptable for AWS.

4. Certificate of visual acuity performed by ophthalmologist or optician filled in the form downloaded in this link: Certificate.

5. Your ID card or passport scanned

6. Your technical qualifications or certificates of courses received related to welding and/or inspection

7. Letters from the companies for which you have worked showing that you meet the minimum period of work experience required. You can use this form to be filled out by the person responsible for each of the companies you have collaborated with: Employment Verification Form

2.020 EVENTS

1st Event 2.019

Seminar: May 20-30

EXAM:

May 30 – PART B

May 31st – PARTS A & C

Deadline to send applications and necessary documentation: March 22

2nd Event 2.019 —–> POSTPONED TO 2.020

Seminar: January 13-24

Seminar Price:

  • Program and Price indicated below.
  • 375 €/day who attends only for assistance or review of some exam subjects.
  • Free for people who have participated in previous seminars and require review before the exam.

EXAM:

January 24 – PART B

Deadline to send applications and required documentation: November 22, 2,019

Part A and C Exams: They are performed ON-LINE in a PROMETRIC center. If you would like to check the conditions for taking the exams of these parts, please open the following tab:

Conducting Parts A and C of the exam

AWS, like other international organizations, requires some on-line exams to ensure full transparency in the process worldwide. Additionally, the person may choose, within the limits that apply to each type of exam and certification, the most convenient place and date to take their exam.

AWS on-line exams are performed at Prometric centers.

To see the availability of a Prometric center, check on its website at this link.

The conduct of the Examinations of Parts A and C have the following requirements:

  • They must be conducted after the exam of Part B, even if the result of this exam is not known yet, within a maximum period of 60 days.
  • In order to access the exam you will receive from AWS a “Eligibility Code” with which you can access on the Prometric website to book your examination.
  • The eligibility code has a maximum duration of 30 days, during which you can choose the place of celebration of your exam, date and time.
  • You should be aware that each of Parts A and B have a net duration of 2 hours, so, especially if you wish to book the realization of the two parts in the same day, it is advisable that you make your reservation as soon as possible, to secure your place. Also you need to book at least 2.5 hours of space between the reservation of one part and the next one.
  • Neither AWS nor Prometric are flexible for postponing nor canceling a reservation. You may not be able to take it within the time frame, so if you haven’t taken your exam on the booked dates and times, AWS may consider your test result to be 0, you will not get back any exam fee you paid.
  • The processing of reservations with Prometric is carried out by each candidate. Solysol as an AWS agent can help, but is in no way responsible for the situations each candidate finds in processing their booking. Solysol reserves the right to claim a fee for the processing of claims or requests that any candidate may need.

SEMINAR PROGRAM - PART A

PART A: WELDING FUNDAMENTALS AND INSPECTION.

You have registered to attend a welding technology seminar. During this program you will complete welding knowledge of the most common metallic materials and the main factors to consider for achieving quality welded joints. This Seminar is conducted combining both theory and practice of welding and welding inspection. It takes the first full week of the Seminar for Certification as CWI and is scheduled as follows:

A-1. CWI Roles, Responsibilities and Requirements 1 hour
A-2. Weld Quality Assurance. Quality Plan 1/2 hour
A-3. Steel. Metallurgical characteristics and Mechanical Properties 1 hour
A-4. Low Alloyed and Stainless Steels 1/2 hour
A-5. Nickel, Aluminum, Copper and Cast Iron Alloys 1/2 hour
A-6. Mechanical Properties of Materials. Mechanical Testing 1 hour
A-7. Thermal Treatments – Importance of Temperature During Welding 1/2 hour
A-8. Welding Processes. Principles. Equipment. Procedures 8 hours
A-8.1 Welding Safety, Cutting and Associated Processes 1 hour
A-8.2 SMAW – Welding with Coated Stick Electrodes 1 hour
A-8.3 GMAW – Continuous Wire Welding – Transfer Forms 1 hour
A-8.4 FCAW – Welding with Tubular Wires. Gas Shielded or Self-Protected Processes 1 hour
A-8.5 SAW – Submerged Arc Welding 1 hour
A-8.6 GTAW, PAW & PAC – TIG Welding and Plasma Welding and Cutting 1 hour
A-8.7 Oxyfuel. Cutting and Welding. Carbon Arc Gouging 1 hour
A-8.8 Workshop. Practice of Welding Processes 1 hour
A-9. Choice of Welding Materials, Processes and Procedures 1/2 hour
A-10. Welding Joint Design 1/2 hour
A-11. Weld Symbols and Definitions 1 hour
A-12. Welding Defects. 1 hour
A-12.1 Causes
A-12.2 How to avoid them
A-12.3 Repairs
A-13. Welding Inspection, Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) 2 hours
A-13.1 Visual Inspection
A-13.2 Penetrant Testing
A-13.3 Magnetic Particles Testing
A-13.4 Ultrasound Testing
A-13.5 Radiographic Testing
A-14. WPS Preparation – Essential Variables AWS Code D1.1 2 hours

PART C: INTERPRETATION OF A WELDING CODE

Welding codes define the minimum requirements that welded constructions must meet. Also they define the qualification of welding procedures and the personnel.

In addition, the codes include welding quality design, material and inspection requirements.

Interpreting the codes and ensuring that the requirements are met is the fundamental task of a weld inspector.

C-1. AWS Code D1.1 15 hours
C-1.1 Code Clauses
C-1.2 Terminology
C-1.3 Quick Search
C-1.4 Interpretations and Commentary
C.2. Approval / Qualification of Procedures and Welders 5 hours
C-2.1 Optimizing PQR to Cover maximum WPS Range: Essential Variables
C-2.2 Executing a WPQR
C-2.3 Written WPSs from PQR or Standard (Prequalified)

PART B: WELDING INSPECTION TECHNOLOGY

An important part of a CWI certification exam is the practical conduct of a weld quality assessment based on the requirements that are given.

This part of the seminar is aimed to provide guidelines for passing this practical part of the official exam.

B-1. PART B – Metric System Book of Specifications 20 hours
B-2. Practical Weld Inspection Exercises
PARTICIPATION PRICE

PRICES (€/participant) (****)

SEMINAR CWI Preparation, 2 weeks classroom course – Part A- 1st week // Part B+C- 2nd week, without books 3,100 €
SEMINAR CWI Preparation, 1 week classroom course – Part B+C- 2nd week, without books 1,550 €
SEMINAR Preparation CWI, ON-LINE- Part A- Access to Theoretical Topics + Practice Exams, for 8 weeks 800 €
Pack of RECOMMENDED books (**) 2,025 €
CWI (*) or SCWI EXAMEN 1,480 €
ONE PART RE-EXAM: (*****) 460 €
FULL RE-EXAM: (*****) 990 €
PACK – CWI SEMINAR REGISTRATION + CWI EXAMINATION (***) + PACK OF RECOMMENDED BOOKS 6,100 €
ADDITION CWI+CWE COMBINED EXAMINATION (CERTIFIED WELDING EDUCATOR) 400 €
CWE ONLY EXAMINATION (CERTIFIED WELDING EDUCATOR) 675 €
CWI CERTIFICATION RENEWAL 740 €
CWE CERTIFICATION RENEWAL 350 €

(****) NOTE: PRICES MAY VARY – VAT IS NOT INCLUDED (Reduced for books) (*) The price includes free activation for 1 year as an AWS Member.

(*****) Candidates who have attended seminars and exams at SOLYSOL are entitled to attend seminars they deem necessary for retesting at no additional cost, but must register to confirm their attendance, and pay the exams fees.

RECOMMENDED BOOKS PRICE

(**) The study at least the RECOMMENDED literature, as well as active participation in the seminar and individual homework is strongly recommended to all participants who intend to have options to pass the AWS exam and access the recognized Certified Welding Inspector accreditation.

Studying these books is recommended to pass the test. Only AWS D1.1 code must be brought in, legally purchased, to take Part C of the exam.

The pack of books and material that is delivered in the course for this price includes:

· Welding Inspection Handbook – AWS. 100.00 €
· AWS D1.1 / 1.1M -15 Code. (CHOOSE CODE VERSION ENGLISH OR SPANISH, OR OTHER AVAILABLE LANGUAGE) 500.00 €
· Design & Planning Manual for Cost Effective Welding 100.00 €
· Welding Inspection Technology – AWS 270.00 €
· Welding Inspection Technology Workbook – AWS 70.00 €
· Welding Symbols Poster–AWS. 55.00 €
· Welding and cutting safety – AWS. 70.00 €
· Guide Visual Exam. Welds – AWS. 100.00 €
· Visual Inspection Workshop – AWS. 90.00 €
· Std Welding Terms & Def. – AWS. 150.00 €
· Guide for NDE of Welds – AWS. 100.00 €
· Symbols Welding, Brazing & NDE-AWS 150.00 €
· INSPECTION BRIEFCASE – GAUGES 550.00 €

You can purchase the Pack of Books or individual books. In addition, you can purchase any AWS publication, see Pricing.

CONDITIONS OF REGISTRATION

(***) DATE 1st EXAM 2.020: Part B – In Arc-Tech`s facility: January 24th. Parts A and C: On-line Prometrics, as indicated above.

  1. The deadline for submitting license plates for any call is up to 8 weeks before the Seminar.
  2. The registration will not be formalized until we have received payment of the amount of the entire application.
  3. In case of acceptance of participants who make their registration after the deadline, and their application is not admitted, you can keep your application for a next event. Prices for the next event may vary.
  4. A maximum of 75% of the tuition fee will be paid if it is canceled at least 10 weeks before the event will be held
  5. A maximum of 50 of the tuition fee will be paid if it is canceled at least 6 weeks before the conclusion of the call.
  6. No tuition fees will be paid and cancellations are received after 5 weeks prior to the starting of the event.
  7. Solysol reserves the right to cancel the call for this seminar in case there is not a sufficient number of people enrolled.

DISCOUNTS AND OPTIONS FOR COMPANIES AND SCHOOLS

Discounts and options for businesses, schools and associations:

Discount Number of Enrolled Employees per Event Courses “In Company” Room and Resources to be supplied by the Company
10% 5 or more employees Minimum 10 participants Add traveling and accommodation expenses of Instructor, and Exam Supervisor and Proctor.

(*) Discounts only apply to the price of seminars and do not apply to books or exams prices.

20% 10 or more employees

See the FUNDAE business grant at the link: https://www.fundae.es/Empresas20y20organizaciones/Pages/default.aspx

OFFICIAL WELDING CODE EXAMINATIONS

In addition, a CWI can access official examinations of various codes to complete their education, certification and authority in their interpretation:

ADDITIONAL: “ENDORSEMENT” EXAMINATION FOR CWI:

– ASME CODES, SECTION VIII (Division 1) + SECTION IX – Ed. 2015
EXAM: 710.00 €
Seminar Preparation (2 days) 500.00 €
– AWS D.17.1 AEROSPACE CODE
EXAM: 710.00 €
Seminar Preparation (two days) 500.00 €
· AWS D17.1 / 17.1M -17 Code – AWS. 170.00 €

See exams on other welding codes.

Student Testimonials about AWS CWI Inspector Certification Programs at Solysol – ARC-TECH E.S. Center.

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