Certified Welding Inspector Part B

Earning your Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) credential is serious work and has a significant impact on your future. Some customers feel that not enough time is spent on preparing for the Part B portion of the CWI exam.

The CWI Part B Seminar consists of three full days of expert instruction that helps prepare candidates for the practical portion of the CWI exam. This includes a review of the Book of Specifications, analysis and application of WPSs and PQRs, extensive hands-on learning with inspection tools and high-quality plastic weld replicas, and a full-length, timed practice examination. Access to additional online resources and practice questions are also included.
Your books, printed materials, and toolkit will be provided to you at your seminar.

Through a combination of industrial and educational expertise, Education and Training through AWS provides the most realistic, engaging, and effective test-prep solutions for career success.

Read more about the Part B Training packages below:

Part B Training

Member: $930
Non-Member: $1,025
Length: 3 days

The AWS CWI Part B Training & Exam puts you on the track to success, offering:

  • Industry expert instructors with the knowledge to prepare you to take Part B of the exam.
  • Guided instruction material, including homework, that helps take the mystery out visual inspection.
  • Realistic replica training sets to prepare you for the hands-on portion of the exam.
  • An AWS Welding Inspector’s Toolkit to keep as your own ($195 value).

Part B Training & Exam Package

Member: $1,580
Non-Member: $1,675
Length: 4 days

This package includes all of the benefits listed under the live, instructor-led CWI seminar in addition to Part B of the CWI exam:

  • Purchase of this package grants you access to Part B of the CWI exam.
  • The CWI Part B exam is typically held on the Saturday or Sunday following the selected seminar week and takes place at the same location.
  • Sign-in for applicants begins at 7:30am, and testing begins promptly at 8:00am.
  • Examinees are required to present a valid driver license or passport and a copy their confirmation letter in order to gain entrance into the examination room.
  • All exam questions are multiple choice and Part B of the exam is two hours in length.

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