Welding Inspector Level 1 Hybrid

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.

The Level 1 Hybrid course includes a combination of both online self-study and in-class learning.  Based on our popular 9 day in-class Inspector Level 1 course, this 5-day hybrid version of the course is designed for those seeking inspection certification and already possess advanced understanding of the welding trade (completion of a welding or metal fabrication apprenticeship, or significant industry experience is strongly recommended).

The course includes

  • Access to the online portion of the course (CWB Learning Resources) for 120 days beginning 60 days before the in-class start date. This platform will provide course content, course quizzes and a digital copy of the textbooks.
  • World-class teaching and knowledge from our CWB instructors
  • An opportunity to network with other welding professionals.
  • 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 online and should be completed before the in-class portion

  • HEAL-102 Health & Safety
  • PROC-301 Welding Processes and Equipment
  • JDPR-302 Joint Design and Preparation
  • SCWQ-301 Codes, Standards and Specification

The following topics will be covered in-class

  • DINT-301 Drawing Interpretation
  • SYMS-302 Weld Symbols
  • METL-301 Metallurgy and Material Specifications
  • BICM-301 Basic Inspection Concepts and Methods
  • VICT-301 Visual Inspection Concepts and Techniques
  • WFIC-301 Weld Faults: Inspection and Causes
  • INSP-301 Functions of the Inspector
  • IL1P-301 Practical Exercises

The in-class presentations are based on the CWB Level 1 Textbooks.

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).

To book your exams, please contact our Call Centre at info@cwbgroup.org or 1-800-844-6790 for further information on 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.

Mandatory Products
Welding Inspector Level 1 - Textbooks$669.00
Required Products
Welding Inspector Level 1 Tool Kit$250.00

Upcoming Classes

Course Date Location Price*
Welding Inspector Level 1 Hybrid June 10 - 14, 2024 Surrey $1,909.00
Welding Inspector Level 1 Hybrid August 19 - 23, 2024 Milton $1,909.00
Welding Inspector Level 1 Hybrid August 19 - 23, 2024 Nisku - CWB Western Office $1,909.00
Welding Inspector Level 1 Hybrid October 21 - 25, 2024 Nisku - CWB Western Office $1,909.00
Welding Inspector Level 1 Hybrid October 28 - November 1, 2024 Milton $1,909.00
Welding Inspector Level 1 Hybrid November 18 - 22, 2024 Vernon – Okanagan College $1,909.00