Course Catalogue

For over 60 years the CWB Group has been involved in the education, training and testing of skilled professionals in the welding, NDE (non destructive test / evaluation), metalworking and fabrication industries. Through CWB Education we can provide you with a range of courses, learning options and testing to suit your needs. Take a moment to view your options, register for a course, and see where CWB Education can take you in your career.

This course will familiarize Welding Supervisors and Inspectors with the correct inspection requirements for oil and gas transmission pipelines, processing piping and related steel structures. At a general level, the course will cover key topics relating to the scope of the standard with respect to welding and inspection, use of applicable tables and charts to determine correct inspection methods, and the correct fit-up and inspection of critical welded components as they relate to to the safe operation of oil and gas related piping and structures.

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This course identifies the qualifications, functions and duties of a welding inspector and provides a general overview of the principles, techniques and application of the following welding techniques: Visual inspection; Magnetic particle inspection (MPI),; Liquid penetrant inspection(LPI); Ultrasonic inspection(UT); Radiographic inspection.

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This course will provide the knowledge and background for successful participants to challenge the EDO CGSB examinations. This comprehensive course covers the theoretical applications of radiation safety and protection techniques. The CWB Education NDE advantage is: The theoretical subject matter, supplemented by evening assignments, quizzes and practical instruction will allow both the participant and instructor to monitor progress and help the students prepare for the closed book examination held on the final afternoon of the course.

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This 7 day course will include the mandatory Math and extra time for a detailed review of the appropriate regulations. 1 Day NDE Math. 6 Days CEDO. Instructor: Angus Anderson

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This course provides an overview of engineering drawing and reading blueprint. You will develop an understanding of the basic joints and weld types used for welded connections, become familiar with welding terminology, cutting and preparation of joints, as well as with the various methods used by fabricators and manufacturers.

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This course provides a basic knowledge of eddy current testing fundamentals sufficient to enable the technician to carry out eddy current testing to established procedures under the supervision of Level 2 or Level 3 personnel. This course is offered in partnership with Canadian Institute for Non-Destructive Evaluation (CINDE).

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The objective of this course is to provide the fundamental knowledge of materials and processes with respect to the broad sector termed EMC (Engineering, Materials and Components). To meet CAN/CGSB-48.9712, extensive knowledge is required in materials and processes and flaw types specific to welds, castings, forgings, etc. in Levels 2 and 3 certification. The EMC course is ideal for those who intend to challenge the CGSB examinations in any method and for welders, machinists, visual inspectors, manufacturing supervisors and anyone involved in material or equipment reliability. This course is offered in partnership with Canadian Institute for Non-Destructive Evaluation (CINDE).

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This course is designed for Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) members, Managers, Shop Supervisors, and welders who want to increase their knowledge and compliance with welding health and safety codes, standards and best practices.

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This fifteen day course (120 hours) will provide the NDT knowledge and the confidence for participants to assume the responsibilities of a Level 2 Radiographic Technician.

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This course is designed to provide a more detailed review of surface, radiographic and ultrasonic inspection methods. Many welding professionals will be introduced to these methods of inspection during their careers and this course will give the user a firm understanding of how they are applied, what discontinuities can be detected and what techniques can be employed for various applications.

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This intermediate course is intended for managers, engineers, inspectors, welding supervisors, welders and other personnel responsible for the quality of welded aluminum products.

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This intermediate course is intended for managers, engineers, inspectors, welding supervisors, welders and other personnel responsible for the quality of welded steel products.

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This intermediate course is intended for managers, engineers, inspectors, welding supervisors, welders and other personnel responsible for the quality of welded aluminum products.

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This intermediate course is intended for managers, engineers, inspectors, welding supervisors, welders and other personnel responsible for the quality of welded steel products.

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This intermediate course is intended for designers, engineers, drafting and shop floor personnel, inspectors and other personnel responsible for quality.

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Internal auditing is no easy task; it requires a highly skilled individual who has the abilities to identify errors, reinforce policies and who will create consistencies for their company. This 2-day Internal Auditor Course provides the necessary tools that will assist personnel to help their company operate more cost effectively and efficiently while adhering to the ISO 19011 guidelines.

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This course covers how steels are made, the microstructures that make up steels, how heating and cooling affect the properties of steel and how steels are classified. This is the foundation of other metallurgical principles needed to understand how steels react to welding. You will be able to understand the effects of welding on metals and the various metallurgical phenomena that occur in welds.

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This course covers the classification of welding processes and describes the principles and the equipment used for gas tungsten arc welding, shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, flux cored arc welding and submerged arc welding.

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This course will provide the knowledge and background for successful participants to challenge the Level 2 CGSB Liquid Penetrant examinations. This comprehensive course includes both the theory and practical applications of the Liquid Penetrant method, reviews and application of test equipment along with the use of standards, specifications and procedures.

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This course provides a basic knowledge of liquid penetrant inspection sufficient to enable the graduate to carry out liquid penetrant inspection in accordance with established procedures under the supervision of Level 2 or Level 3 personnel. The practical work incorporated in the program will help the participant to develop self-confidence in processing components following written instructions and to be knowledgeable in the terminology associated with liquid penetrant inspection. This course is offered in partnership with Canadian Institute for Non-Destructive Evaluation (CINDE).

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This course will provide the knowledge and background for successful participants to challenge the Level 2 CGSB Magnetic Particle examinations. This comprehensive course includes both the theory and practical applications of the Magnetic Particle method, reviews and application of test equipment along with the use of standards, specifications and procedures.

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This course provides detailed instruction in the theory and practices of magnetic particle inspection, including the capabilities and limitations of the method. Instruction will be given in generally accepted inspection techniques in accordance with codes and standards. This course is offered in partnership with Canadian Institute for Non-Destructive Evaluation (CINDE).

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This training course will provide NDT technicians and Quality Control personnel with a thorough understanding of the production, structure, properties and forming of engineering materials.

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In this course you will learn the methods of mechanical testing of welds. The tensile test, soundness tests such as bend test, nick-break test and fillet weld test, hardness test, toughness tests including charpy impact test, drop weight test and fracture mechanics test, proof tests and fatigue tests will be covered. You will develop a working understanding of the principles of mechanical testing used to evaluate weld quality.

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This is an online course intended for NDT Inspectors to refresh their basic math skills.

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This course provides a basic knowledge of non-destructive testing methods and their applications; demonstrations will be provided. This course is offered in partnership with Canadian Institute for Non-Destructive Evaluation (CINDE).

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This one day course provides an overview of the steps required to successfully transition from ISO 9001:2008 to the new ISO 9001:2015 quality management system standard.

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This one day course will provide the knowledge and background for participants to challenge the RT1 training programs. This comprehensive course covers the theoretical applications of radiation safety and protection techniques.

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This training focuses on radiation safety for those using x- and gamma radiation. The course provides a basic understanding of radiation principles, safe working practices and regulations pertaining to the use of ionizing radiation. An excellent preparatory course for industrial radiographers, Radiation Safety Officers and meets the training requirements of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission for those seeking their Certified Exposure Device Operator's (CEDO) license. This course is offered in partnership with Canadian Institute for Non-Destructive Evaluation (CINDE).

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This online course is designed to provide a more detailed review of the radiographic inspection process. Many welding professionals will be introduced to this inspection method during their careers and this module will give the user a firm understanding of how it is applied, what defects can be detected and what techniques can be employed for various applications. In addition, the basic safety practices are also reviewed.

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This course will provide the knowledge and background for successful participants to challenge CGSB Level I Radiography examinations. This comprehensive course covers both the theory and practical applications of Radiography through review of equipment and techniques.

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Candidates for Level 3 NDT certification require a broad range of knowledge to enable the requirements and responsibilities of Paragraph 6.3 as per CAN/CGSB-48.9712-2014 to be fulfilled.

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This course provides the basic knowledge of industrial radiography to enable the graduate to conduct radiographic inspection to established procedures under the supervision of Level 2 or Level 3 personnel. The course includes hands-on experience in the use of x-ray radiography and darkroom techniques. This course provides the advanced knowledge required of the Level 2 industrial radiographer, including technique development, film interpretation, general codes, standards & specifications, and federal and provincial regulations pertaining to x- and gamma-radiography. This course is offered in partnership with Canadian Institute for Non-Destructive Evaluation (CINDE).

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This course is designed to teach the application of surface inspection methods and the types of discontinuities that they can detect. You will develop a sound understanding of the principles of Liquid Penetrant (LPI), Magnetic Particle (MPI) and other methods such as Eddy Current and Leak Testing used to inspect welds.

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This course is designed to provide a more detailed review of the ultrasonic inspection process. Many welding professionals will be introduced to this inspection during their careers and this course will give the user a firm understanding of how it is applied, what discontinuities can be detected and what techniques can be employed for various applications. There will be an introduction to critical parameters for successful application.

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This course will provide the NDT knowledge and the confidence for participants to assume the responsibilities of a Level 1 Ultrasonic Test Technician. This comprehensive course includes the theory and practical applications of the Ultrasonic Testing method, a review and use of test equipment, along with the use of standards, specifications and procedures. The theoretical subject matter, supplemented by evening assignments, daily quizzes, and practical hands-on instruction worksheets will allow both the participant and instructor to monitor progress and prepare for the final closed book examination held on the final afternoon of the course.

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This course provides a basic knowledge of ultrasonic testing fundamentals sufficient to enable the technician to carry out ultrasonic testing to established procedures under the supervision of Level 2 or Level 3 personnel. This course is offered in partnership with Canadian Institute for Non-Destructive Evaluation (CINDE).

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To meet the successful completion criteria for training, as defined by NRCan (Certifying Body), a combination of both theoretical knowledge and practical hands on training is required but it is not always feasible for students to attend traditional inclass training. To accommodate our client's needs while still meeting the NRCan requirements, CINDE has designed a Blended Learning approach to training which combines both online digital media training with a live proctored final exam for the delivery of the NDT theory, paired with traditional classroom methods to meet the practical hands-on component. We recommend that you do your final exam after the practical session so that both theory and practical can be 'blended' for the best overall learning experience. This course is offered in partnership with Canadian Institute for Non-Destructive Evaluation (CINDE).

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This course provides the in-depth knowledge in the principles of ultrasonic testing and the fundamentals of engineering, materials and components, such that the technician will be able to: identify the suitability of ultrasonic testing for all materials and inspection applications; develop inspection techniques and prepare procedures that can be followed by a Level 1 technician; document results of the analysis; be familiar with all regulatory codes and specifications for ultrasonic testing and their intent. This course is offered in partnership with Canadian Institute for Non-Destructive Evaluation (CINDE).

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This course is intended for Welding Supervisors and Inspectors who want to increase their knowledge of the certification requirements of CSA Standard W7.1-09 (reaffirmed 2014). It is also of interest to engineers, shop foremen, quality assurance personnel or others who want to gain a knowledge of CSA Standard W47.1, Certification of companies for the fusion welding of steel.

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This course is intended for Welding Supervisors and Inspectors who want to increase their knowledge of the requirements of CSA Standard W59-13. It is also of interest to engineers, shop foremen, quality assurance personnel or others who want to gain a knowledge of CSA Standard W59, Welded steel construction (Metal arc welding)

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This 2.5 day series of presentations will focus on materials, weldability and welding consumables with respect to the fabrication of carbon steel materials. It will illustrate the concepts of hardenability and cooling rate during welding and the direct effect this can have on HICC (Hydrogen Induced Cold Cracking) in regular and sour service. The defects produced by particular welding processes will be illustrated together with repair approaches, temper beads and the influence of relevant fabrication codes.

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Welding is a key activity in the heavy industry fabrication, the construction of and maintenance of an industry complex.  Project managers, engineers and field technologists should have a good grasp of the elements affecting the implementation of welding activities so the activities can be planned with a high confidence of success and the completion be cost effective.

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This classroom course is designed for Welding Inspectors who want to increase their knowledge of metallurgy, inspection and testing techniques. This is your first step to advancing your career and increasing your earning potential.

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This online course is designed for Welding Inspectors who want to increase their knowledge of metallurgy, inspection and testing techniques. This is your first step to advancing your career and increasing your earning potential. This course is approximately 40 hours in length.

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This course is designed for Level 1 Welding Inspectors who want to further increase their knowledge of inspection and testing techniques.

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This course is designed for applicant Level III Welding Inspectors who want to further increase their knowledge of inspection management and the application of metallurgical principles.

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This course is designed to introduce inspectors, engineers, supervisors and other welding personnel to the theory and practical application of welding inspection and the disposition of welded joints. The course begins by identifying and defining common weld discontinuities and joint fit up discrepancies. Participants will be given instruction on the proper use of common weld inspection tools on a variety of actual welded connections. In addition to determining the acceptance of welds to industry standards, participants will review welding procedures, material test reports and code acceptance criteria.

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Welding is often a labour-intensive process with a significant effect on the profitability of manufacturing and construction organizations. Managers and supervisors responsible for welding should have a sound understanding of the factors influencing welding productivity, how it is measured and how it can be improved.

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In this course you will learn how welding causes distortion and residual stress in fabricated assemblies. The causes of distortion are reviewed and a better understanding is gained of how welded assemblies react during the fabricating process. Preventative and corrective actions for controlling distortion and residual stresses in welded assemblies are also reviewed showing the various jigs, fixtures and methods for control during welding.

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Although this course is designed for welding supervisors who want to increase their knowledge of managing a certified welding shop, it is also of interest to engineers, shop foremen, quality assurance personnel or others who want to develop an understanding of weld quality control and certification.

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Although this course is designed for welding supervisors who want to increase their knowledge of managing a certified welding shop, it is also of interest to engineers, shop foremen, quality assurance personnel or others who want to develop an understanding of weld quality control and certification.

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This course will familiarize Welding Supervisors and Inspectors with the correct inspection requirements for oil and gas transmission pipelines, processing piping and related steel structures. At a general level, the course will cover key topics relating to the scope of the standard with respect to welding and inspection, use of applicable tables and charts to determine correct inspection methods, and the correct fit-up and inspection of critical welded components as they relate to to the safe operation of oil and gas related piping and structures.

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