Welding Inspector Level 1 - Online

Course Overview

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.

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

The course includes

  • Upon successful completion of the course the participant will receive a Certificate and an Examination Transcript (70% passing grade is required)
  • Successful completion of the course and 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).

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

The learning material in the online version of this course represents approximately 70 hours of in class training.


For the Level 1 Certification Exam you need to have your own licenced version of the Training Materials (Textbook, Toolkit, Toolkit Booklet) and the applicable Codes and Standards.

The Course is also offered in a Classroom Setting

The classroom course is 63 hours long. It covers the same material as the Online course with one additional section on practical inspection of welded specimens. In addition, there is an opportunity to write the CSA W178.2 qualification examinations available at the end of the classroom course.

Welding Inpsector Level 1 - Classroom

Please note that the online course cannot be transferred to the classroom course.

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 Practical Welding Inspection Tools$200.00
Acorn Welding Inspector Level 1 - Textbook$620.00
Recommended Products
Acorn Welding Inspector Level 1 - Tool Kit$200.00

Upcoming Classes

Course Date Location Price*
Welding Inspector Level 1 - Online Anytime Online $2,250.00