How much do I need to know before taking this course?
No previous knowledge is required. This course is designed to guide you in navigating and reading the D17.1 code in clear, easy-to-understand language and easily digestible chunks of information. Participants will learn to quickly locate important paragraphs, charts and tables, which is crucial to navigating the code in a timed testing environment and time sensitive working conditions.
Who should take this course?
The AWS D17.1 online course is ideal for persons preparing to sit for the CWI exam and have selected D17.1 for the code book portion (Part C of the CWI exam). The course is also ideal for active CWIs interested in familiarizing themselves with the aerospace code as part of their efforts to comply with the requirements for 9-year recertification. Please visit CWI certification
for more information about 9-year recertification. Of course, non-CWIs interested in enhancing their educational credentials will also benefit from this self-paced, online program.
How long do I have to complete this course?
Participants have access to the course content 24-hours a day for a period of 30 days from the date of registration. After this 30-day period, participants will have an additional 10 days to pass the practice exam. The exam can be activated before the end of the 30-day period if the participant has completed all the modules.
Does this course include a completion exam?
Yes. Upon completion of the final course module, participants are prompted to take an online exam designed to evaluate their comprehension of the subject matter. The online practice exam consists of 50 multiple-choice questions and must be completed within a 2-hour period. Participants who do not attain the 75% passing score may attempt to retake the exam a second time. Participants who attain a score of 75% or more on the practice exam earn an AWS Certificate of Completion and 4 Professional Development Hours (PDHs). The AWS Certificate of Completion can be downloaded and printed directly from the webpage.
Do I need to purchase any other materials?
Yes. This course is designed to be used in conjunction with the D17.1 code book. Using the code book helps participants replicate and practice the navigational strategies that are required to successfully complete the open book portion (Part C) of the CWI exam.
Do I receive Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for completing this course?
Yes. Participants who receive a score of 75% or above on the practice exam will receive an AWS Certificate of Completion and 4 Professional Development Hours (PDHs).
Can I use these Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for recertification?
Yes. Professional Development Hours (PDHs) earned through AWS online courses and virtual conferences can be applied towards recertification, provided the PDHs are earned during the certification period. Persons who successfully complete this online course will receive 4 PDHs. Candidates who pass the AWS D17.1 endorsement exam will receive 40 PDHs. NOTE: The AWS D17.1 endorsement exam is not offered online as part of this course. Click here
for more information about the D17.1 Endorsement.
Will this course help prepare me for the Certified Welding Inspector Exam?
Yes. This course is designed to help prepare participants who have selected D17.1 for the open code book portion (Part C) of the Certified Welding Inspector Exam.
What platforms and devices can I use to view AWS Learning online courses?
You must be connected to the internet to access AWS 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 fast internet connection and a large screen offer better user experiences.