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. This course is 52.5 hours in length.

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)

Successful completion of the course and module 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 8 module examinations required to obtain the “Special Program for Welding Inspectors – Level 2” certificate is available during the course. The opportunity to write the CSA W178.2 examinations is available during Day 8 - application form (Form 450) must be submitted to the CWB 2 weeks prior to the course start date in order to confirm eligibility to write the certification exams. 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:

  • Power Sources for Welding
  • Residual Stress and Distortion
  • Introduction to Welding Metallurgy
  • Mechanical Testing of Welds
  • Surface Inspection
  • Radiographic Inspection
  • Ultrasonic Inspection
  • Welding Metallurgy of Stainless Steel

The course includes a review of these topics (having these modules is beneficial)

  • Welding Processes & Equipment
  • Electrodes & Consumables
  • Basic Metallurgy & Material Specification

The in-class presentations are based on the 2010 version of the CWB modules.


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.

Course Materials

The following materials can be ordered during the registration process.

Upcoming Classes

Course Date Location Price*
Welding Inspector Level 2 March 10 - 19, 2021 Calgary - Glenmore Inn $1,780.00
Welding Inspector Level 2 April 7 - 16, 2021 Nisku - CWB Western Office $1,780.00
Welding Inspector Level 2 April 7 - 16, 2021 Surrey - Hampton Inn $1,780.00