Welding Inspector Level 2

Course Overview

This course is designed for Level 1 Welding Inspectors who want to further increase their knowledge of inspection and testing techniques. For in-class students, a pre-seminar online course access will be provided for 90 days starting 2 weeks prior to the start of the in-class session.

What’s Involved and What do I Get?

  • 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 completed online)

Successful completion of the course examinations will allow you to write a shorter version of the Level 2 “closed book” theory examination on Welding Fundamentals and Welding Inspection. The opportunity to complete all 11 chapter exams and the final practice exam required to obtain the “Special Program for Welding Inspectors – Level 2” certificate is available during the course. CSA Standard W178.2 requires candidates have 2 years of visual welding inspection experience as a certified Level 1 Welding Inspector.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Welding Processes & Equipment
  • Power Sources for Welding
  • Electrodes & Consumables
  • Residual Stress and Distortion
  • Review of Physical Metallurgy
  • Introduction to Welding Metallurgy of Steel
  • Welding Metallurgy of Stainless Steels
  • Mechanical Testing of Welds
  • Surface Inspection
  • Radiographic Inspection
  • Ultrasonic Inspection

The in-class presentations are based on the 2020 CWBi Level 2 textbooks. All course exams require the user to have access of a device to complete the exams online.


This is an upgrade program that is intended for those wanting to prepare for advanced level certification exams. Anyone expecting to write these CWB certification exams should check Form 301 to see if they will meet the exam prerequisite requirements.

Please note: Welding Inspector certification exams will be available for completion on the next day immediately following courses offered in our Milton and Nisku locations ONLY. The Application Form (CWB Form 450) and Visual Acuity Form (CWB Form 455) must be completed in full and received prior to the course start date, no exceptions. The accompanying course transcript and course completion certificate must be received by end of day on the last day of the course. Any candidates that are missing this information by end of day on the last day of the course will not be eligible to attempt the inspector certification exams on the following day.

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

Course Materials

The following materials can be ordered during the registration process.

Included Products
Welding Inspector Level 2 Exam Prep Book$0.00
Mandatory Products
Welding Inspector Level 2 Textbook Package$725.00

Upcoming Classes

Course Date Location Price*
Welding Inspector Level 2 Anytime Online $1,855.00
Welding Inspector Level 2 April 17 - 25, 2023 Nisku - CWB Western Office $1,899.00
Welding Inspector Level 2 May 8 - 16, 2023 Milton $1,899.00
Welding Inspector Level 2 May 16 - 25, 2023 Nisku - CWB Western Office $1,899.00
Welding Inspector Level 2 June 19 - 27, 2023 Saskatoon - Sask Poly Ontario Ave Campus $1,899.00
Welding Inspector Level 2 August 1 - 10, 2023 Nisku - CWB Western Office $1,899.00
Welding Inspector Level 2 September 11 - 19, 2023 Milton $1,899.00
Welding Inspector Level 2 November 14 - 22, 2023 Nisku - CWB Western Office $1,899.00