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CWI In-Person Seminar

Earning your Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) credential is serious work and has a significant impact on your future.

The CWI Exam has three parts: fundamental knowledge, practical inspection, and codebook navigation. Combining industry expertise with real-time application, AWS Education Seminars provide the most realistic, engaging and effective test-prep solutions for career success.

Member: $1865
Non-member: $2120

Certified Welding Inspector In-Person Seminar


  • Welders
  • Welding engineers
  • Welding supervisors
  • Shop owners


The seminar will take place Sunday to Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. The following is a generalized breakdown of what will be covered each day:

SUNDAY Seminar introduction + Fundamentals (Part A) review
MONDAY Continue Fundamentals (Part A) review + Codebook (Part C) introduction
TUESDAY Codebook (Part C) review – D1.1 students only
WEDNESDAY Morning: Conclude Fundamentals (Part A) review
Afternoon: Code book (Part C) review – API 1104 students only
THURSDAY Begin Visual Inspection Workshop (Part B)
FRIDAY Conclude Visual Inspection Workshop (Part B)

Note:This itinerary is subject to change. Any scheduling changes will be communicated by AWS and/or your CWI seminar instructor.


Physical copies of all the books/publications (listed below) used during the seminar will be shipped to you in advance. This allows you to review the content that will be covered during the seminar ahead of time. A tool kit with various instruments for visual inspection will also be shipped to you.

Keep in mind that it is your responsibility to bring these materials with you to the seminar. Spare copies will not be available on-site, so please make sure you don’t leave your seminar materials at home!

  • Book of Exhibits
  • Book of Specifications – 85 Practice Questions
  • Code book Study Guide/Reference Manual
  • Welding Inspection Technology (WIT)
  • A2.4 Standard Symbols for Welding, Brazing, and NDE
  • Part A (Fundamentals) Sample Exam
  • A3.0 Standard Welding Terms and Definitions
  • WIT Practice Questions Workbook
  • B1.10 Guide for the Nondestructive Examination of Welds
  • Code book (D1.1 or API 1104)

Note: The API 1104 code book is not included with your seminar registration and must be purchased separately.

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