Welding Inspector Level 1

Course Overview

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.

The course includes:

  • World-class teaching and knowledge from our CWB instructors
  • An opportunity to network with other welding professionals.
  • Students will have access to the online portion of the course (CWB Learning Resources) for 90 days beginning 2 weeks before the course start date. This platform will provide course content, course quizzes and a digital copy of the textbooks.
  • Participants will have access to download a transcript and certificate of attendance on successful completion of the course exams and final AI exam. Passing grade is 70%.

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 CWB Level 1 Textbooks and Practical Inspection materials.

Participants are required to have access to a device to complete course content and exams online during the course.

Certification to CSA W178.2

To advance your career even further, and provided you meet the requirements as outlined in CSA W178.2, most course candidates are eligible to take the next step of applying for certification to become a certified Level 1 welding inspector, in conjunction with attending the course.  

Should candidates wish to pursue this route, the Welding Inspector Application Form (CWB Form 450) and Visual Acuity Form (CWB Form 455) must be completed, submitted, and approved prior to the course start date.  All information regarding the certification process is outlined in our Welding Inspector Application Guide (Form 301).  The application fee is not included in the course registration fee.

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, resulting in the candidate only needing to complete the two code exams and the Practical Exam. (All certification examinations must be completed within 2 years of the application approval date).

Welding Inspector certification exams will be available for completion on the next day immediately following courses offered in our Milton and Nisku locations ONLY.

If you are taking a course but not at one of the two locations mentioned above, please contact our Call Centre at info@cwbgroup.org or 1-800-844-6790 for further information on additional exam locations, or if you have questions pertaining to the application process.

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
Welding Inspector Level 1 Exam Prep Book$0.00
Mandatory Products
Welding Inspector Level 1 - Textbooks$655.00
Required Products
Welding Inspector Level 1 Tool Kit and Practical Welding Inspection Booklet$265.00

Upcoming Classes

Course Date Location Price*
Welding Inspector Level 1 Anytime Online $1,909.00
Welding Inspector Level 1 December 4 - 14, 2023 Saskatoon - Sask Poly Kelsey Campus $1,909.00
Welding Inspector Level 1 January 8 - 18, 2024 Northwestern Polytechnic - Fairview $1,909.00
Welding Inspector Level 1 January 15 - 25, 2024 Nisku - CWB Western Office $1,909.00
Welding Inspector Level 1 February 5 - 15, 2024 Milton $1,909.00
Welding Inspector Level 1 February 26 - March 7, 2024 Nisku - CWB Western Office $1,909.00