($750 if purchased with
CWI Instructor-Led Seminar
Approximately 72 hours
Course – 90 days
Studying for the Certified Welding Inspector exam can be a daunting task. A CWI is expected to know a wide breadth of information, and combine that knowledge with practical experience. So why go at it alone?
The CWI Pre-Seminar is a 72-hour, self-paced interactive online program, which combines seven courses into a single package at one low price.
- Welding Fundamentals
- Safety in Welding
- Fabrication Math I
- Fabrication Math II
- Understanding Welding Symbols
- Metallurgy I: Fundamentals
- Science of Non Destructive Testing
The CWI Pre-Seminar provides several critical benefits over self-studying or multiple week classroom courses:
AWS spent two years developing the CWI Pre-Seminar, using the experience of the same industry experts that develop the AWS codes and standards studied as part of the CWI program. The CWI Pre-Seminar is not just PowerPoint slides you read through, or an online document. All of our programs are interactive, with high-quality audio narration, high definition videos and phones, professionally created diagrams and graphics, as well as quizzes, test, and learning activities that map to the specific skills and knowledge points needed to become a CWI.
Double the content
The 72 hours of online training that make up the CWI Pre-Seminar more than double the educational materials presented through the AWS Instructor-led program. While other programs can claim to do the same, this is the only CWI program that allows you to complete the first 72 hours online.
Start studying today
With the CWI Pre-Seminar you will gain access to the 72 hours of training almost immediately (if registering online). You do not have to wait for your instructor-led seminar to start studying.
Minimize travel expenses and time away from work
The combination of the instructor-led CWI program, plus the online CWI Pre-Seminar, provides over 100 hours of training. While other training programs may provide multiple weeks of training for the CWI exam, those programs require additional travel expenses and time away from work.
Learn your way
All AWS courses are designed to maximize learner engagement by presenting materials designed for all learning preferences. While classroom training is generally geared towards one or two learning styles, AWS courses are designed with all learning preferences in mind through the combination of audio and written materials, along with videos, animations, and photographs, as well as interactive quizzes and activities.
Learn at your pace
While instructor-led seminars present materials at a pre-determined pace, with little time to spend on individual student needs, the CWI Pre-Seminar allows you to work through fundamental CWI knowledge at your individual pace. If you already feel comfortable with your level of knowledge about a particular subject, feel free to skip ahead.
If you feel as though you didn’t grasp a concept, feel free to repeat the section or module. Still don’t understand? Attend one of our instructor office hours and have an AWS senior CWI instructor answer your questions.
The AWS CWI Pre-Seminar is a collection of six American Welding Online courses:
COURSE 1 – Welding Fundamentals
COURSE 2 -Safety in Welding
COURSE 3 -Fabrication Math I
COURSE 4 -Fabrication Math II
COURSE 5 -Understanding Welding Symbols
COURSE 6 -Metallurgy for the Non-Metallurgist: Fundamentals
COURSE 7 -The Science of Non Destructive Testing
These are the same courses that can be purchased individually, but sold as a package at a greatly reduced rate.
Why did AWS develop a CWI Pre-Seminar?
Who should take this seminar?
How long do I have to complete the CWI Pre-Seminar?
How long does it take to complete the course?
In total, the seven courses that make up the CWI Pre-Seminar contain approximately 72 hours of online training content. If you take into account study time, course practice problems, quizzes, interactive, and the completion exam for each course, users can expect to spend between 95 and 105 hours of total study time completing the CWI Pre-Seminar.
Each of the six courses is completely independent of one another, and will contain their own instructions, quizzes, interactions, and completion exam. Therefore, your total study time will depend on which courses you chose to complete.
Will this course help prepare me for the Certified Welding Inspector Exam?
Does the Pre-Seminar take the place of the week-long instructor-led CWI seminar?
Do each of the seven Pre-Seminar courses grant a credential upon completion?
Welding Inspection is a complicated topic. How much do I need to know before taking this seminar?
Do I need to purchase any other materials?
Do I receive Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for completing this course?
Welding Fundamentals – 14 Hours
Safety in Welding – 3 Hours
Fabrication Math I – 18 Hours
Fabrication Math II – 15 hours
Understanding Welding Symbols – 10 Hours
Metallurgy for the Non-Metallurgist: Fundamentals – 6 Hours
Science of Non Destructive Testing – 6 Hours