Welding Inspector Level 1

Course Overview

This 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 63 hours in length. For in-class students, a pre-seminar online course access will be provided 2 weeks prior to the start of the in-class session.

The course includes:

  • World-class teaching and knowledge from our CWB instructors
  • An opportunity to network with other welding professionals
  • Upon successful completion of the course the participant will receive a Certificate and an Examination Transcript (70% passing grade is required) (all course exams are now completed online)

The following topics will be covered

  • Health & Safety
  • Drawing Interpretation, Joint Design, Metal Preparation and Symbols for Welding
  • Introduction to Welding Processes
  • Basic Metallurgy and Material Specifications
  • Basic Inspection
  • Codes and Standards
  • Functions of the Inspector
  • Techniques of Visual Inspection
  • Practical Inspection of Welded Specimens

The in-class presentations are based on the CWBi Acorn Level 1 Textbook and Practical Inspection materials.

All Welding Inspector Level 1 course exams require the user to have access to a device to complete exams online.

Certification to CSA W178.2

Application forms 450 and 455 must be submitted to the CWB prior to the course start date in order to be eligible to write the certification examinations.

Successful completion of the course material and course examinations will exempt you from writing the closed book CSA W178.2 certification examination on the fundamental principles and practices of welding, quality control, and welding inspection. (Please note that all certification examinations must be completed within 1 year of application).

For in-class students, the opportunity to write the CSA W178.2 certification examinations is available during Day 10 of the course. Online students will need to book an examination time with the CWB Group (1-800-844-6790) and any fees or costs associated with the proctoring of exams are not covered in the online course fee.

For certification requirements please review the CSA W178.2 certification service.

Course Materials

The following materials can be ordered during the registration process.

Included Products
Acorn Welding Inspector Level 1 Exam Prep Book$0.00
Required Products
Acorn Welding Inspector Level 1 - Textbook$620.00
Welding Inspector Level 1 Tool Kit & Chapter 9 Practical Tools Booklet$250.00

Upcoming Classes

Course Date Location Price*
Welding Inspector Level 1 Anytime Online $2,250.00
Welding Inspector Level 1 October 18 - 29, 2021 Nisku - CWB Western Office $2,250.00
Welding Inspector Level 1 October 18 - 29, 2021 Victoria $2,250.00
Welding Inspector Level 1 November 15 - 26, 2021 Calgary - Glenmore Inn $2,250.00
Welding Inspector Level 1 November 29 - December 10, 2021 Milton $2,250.00
Welding Inspector Level 1 November 29 - December 10, 2021 Nisku - CWB Western Office $2,250.00
Welding Inspector Level 1 December 6 - 17, 2021 Saskatoon $2,250.00
Welding Inspector Level 1 January 17 - 28, 2022 Nisku - CWB Western Office $2,250.00
Welding Inspector Level 1 January 24 - February 4, 2022 Milton $2,250.00
Welding Inspector Level 1 January 31 - February 11, 2022 Dartmouth $2,250.00
Welding Inspector Level 1 February 28 - March 11, 2022 Nisku - CWB Western Office $2,250.00