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.

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

  • 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 CWB Level 2 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 potentially increase your earnings, most course candidates are eligible to take the next step of applying for certification to become a certified Level 2 welding inspector, in conjunction with attending the course. CSA Standard W178.2 requires candidates have 2 years of visual welding inspection experience as a certified Level 1 Welding Inspector before they are eligible to upgrade to Level 2.

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.

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. 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, in addition to 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 2 Exam Prep Book$0.00
Mandatory Products
Welding Inspector Level 2 Textbook Package$765.00

Upcoming Classes

Course Date Location Price*
Welding Inspector Level 2 Anytime Online $1,899.00
Welding Inspector Level 2 July 30 - August 8, 2024 Nisku - CWB Western Office $1,899.00
Welding Inspector Level 2 September 9 - 17, 2024 Milton $1,899.00
Welding Inspector Level 2 September 17 - 25, 2024 Northwestern Polytechnic - Grande Prairie $1,899.00
Welding Inspector Level 2 October 8 - 17, 2024 Nisku - CWB Western Office $1,899.00
Welding Inspector Level 2 December 9 - 17, 2024 Nisku - CWB Western Office $1,899.00
Welding Inspector Level 2 January 8 - 16, 2025 Surrey $1,899.00
Welding Inspector Level 2 February 4 - 12, 2025 Victoria $1,899.00
Welding Inspector Level 2 February 19 - 27, 2025 Milton $1,899.00
Welding Inspector Level 2 March 4 - 12, 2025 Calgary – Boilermakers 146 $1,899.00
Welding Inspector Level 2 March 11 - 19, 2025 Nisku - CWB Western Office $1,899.00