8 Week Online CWI Seminar

Price

Member: $1665 (+ $2400 deposit)
Non-member: $1898 (+ $2400 deposit)

Next Class Starts

Early 2018

Seminar Length

Approximately 32 hours of Live Instruction

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8 Week Online CWI Seminar

8 Week Online CWI Seminar

The 8-Week Online CWI Seminar is designed to prepare participants for the AWS Certified Welding Inspector Exam from the comfort of their own homes. Students meet online twice per week for an interactive, two-hour session with an AWS instructor. All materials are included. Students receive books, practice tests, and inspection tools prior to the start of the course (yours to keep) and a set of plastic weld replicas for the Part B: Practical portion of the seminar (to borrow and return to AWS). Students also have access to online resources one month before and after the seminar.


COURSE OUTLINE

The 8-Week Online CWI Seminar provides a comprehensive review of the extensive body of knowledge covered in each of the three portions of the AWS Certified Welding Inspector Exam.

Part A-Fundamentals
All facets of welding quality and nondestructive examination, including metal joining and cutting processes, weld joint geometry and welding symbols, welding inspection and qualification criteria, metal properties and destructive testing, and weld and base metal discontinuities.

Part B-Practical
How to use visual inspection and measurement tools, evaluate weld replicas with representative discontinuities and defects, employ welding qualification documents, and visually inspect welds using representative specifications.

Part C-Code Book
How to quickly locate important paragraphs, charts, and tables in order to navigate the code in a timed testing environment or in time sensitive working conditions. Special emphasis is given to the AWS D1.1 (2015) and API 1104 (21st Edition).

Training Seminar only (no exam)
The CWI Exam is not currently offered online and is not a part of this training seminar.  For more information about available certification exams or to register for an exam, please visit the AWS Certification Department webpage or contact the AWS Certification Department by email or phone.

BENEFITS
CONVENIENT
Study from home at your own pace.

COMPREHENSIVE
The 8-week Online CWI Seminar covers all the content you’ll need to know for the CWI Exam.

EASY TO ACCESS
Participants can access the course from any computer with an internet connection.

INTERACTIVE ONLINE PRESENTATIONS
An engaging instructor will provide practice questions to help you test your learning.

STAY HOME
No need to travel to a seminar location, stay in hotel, or take time off work.

ACCESS TO AWS INSTRUCTOR
During the live presentations your instructor will answer your questions in real time.

PACING
Don’t cram in one week! Learn at a pace that works for you.

FAQs

How much do I need to know before taking this seminar?

This CWI Seminar provides a comprehensive review of the extensive body of knowledge covered in the AWS Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) Exam. The seminar is not designed to teach individuals how to become welding inspectors. Participants should already be familiar with the most commonly used welding processes, welding symbols, WPSs and PQRs, inspection tools and code books. Please see the CWI Career Profile and the CWI Body of Knowledge for more information.

How long do I have to complete this seminar?

The live sessions run for eight weeks. During this time, participants will also have reading and homework assignments. Participants will have access to online materials for one month prior to the start of live sessions and for one month after the live sessions end.

What codes and standards are addressed in the “Part C-Code Book” portions of this seminar?

In the Online CWI program, the instructor will address both the AWS D1.1 code book and the API 1104 standard. Study materials will be provided for both of these codes and standards, including practice test questions. Participants who wish to study for a different code endorsement (e.g., AWS D17.1) are welcome to join this seminar as well.

When do participants meet for the online seminar sessions?

Each session will meet in the evening for two hours, beginning at 8:00pm Eastern Time. It’s important to note that the start time differs according to time zone. For example, participants on the west coast will begin their sessions at 5:00pm Pacific Time.

Does this seminar include practice exams?

Yes. This seminar includes full-length practice exams for each section of the CWI Exam: Part A, Part B, and Part C. In addition, there are several “mini-tests” which are about 1/3 the length of a full exam and provide a shorter test-like experience.

Do I need to purchase any other materials?

No. All the materials and resources necessary to complete the seminar objectives are included. Upon registration, AWS will package and send participants the required books and tools. The replicas will be shipped separately. Participants may keep the books and tools. The plastic weld replicas must be returned to AWS.

How much will I be charged if I sign up today?

The charge to your credit card will be the price of the seminar plus the cost of the deposit, so a total of $4065 for members and $4298 for non-members. The full deposit amount of $2400 will be returned to you as soon as you return the undamaged set of plastic weld replicas to AWS in the provided packaging.

What is the deposit for?

The $2400 security deposit allows participants to borrow the proprietary set of AWS plastic weld replicas that are used in the AWS CWI Seminar. This amount is refunded upon the return of the complete, undamaged set of weld replicas.

How are the plastic weld replicas returned to AWS?

Each set of plastic weld replicas is shipped in a cardboard container, which includes a return shipping label. As soon as the Part B portion of the seminar is completed, participants will seal the container, affix the shipping label, and take the container to the carrier’s drop-off location.  When AWS verifies that the pieces have all been returned in good condition, the deposit will be returned.

Do I receive Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for completing this seminar?

Yes. Participants who attend this seminar will receive 40 PDHs.

Does this seminar include the CWI Exam?

No. The AWS CWI Certification Exam is NOT available online. This seminar includes practice tests designed to prepare participants for the CWI exam. However, the registration process for the CWI exam is entirely separate. Please visit AWS Certification or contact the AWS Certification Department for qualification requirements, exam applications, and exam dates and locations.

Do I have to take the CWI Exam after the seminar?

No. Participants are under no obligation to take the AWS Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) Exam upon completion of the seminar.

What software do I need on my computer?

No special software is required. You will need a reliable Internet connection and browser of your choice. It will also be helpful to have the free Adobe Reader software in order to access various PDF documents that are part of the seminar.

What platforms and devices can I use to view AWS Learning online courses?

You must be connected to the internet to access AWS Learning online courses. AWS supports the most recent versions of Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Internet Explorer. Courses can be viewed on desktops, laptops, tablets, and mobile phones. Note, however, that a high speed internet connection and large screen offer a better user experience.

Where do I go for more information?

If you have additional questions that are not addressed here, please feel free to contact the AWS Education Department by email at aws.seminars@aws.org or by phone at (305) 443-9353 ext. 455.

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