Welding Inspector Level 2

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.


  • Level 1 Certification to CSA W178.2
  • 2 years of experience as a certified Level 1 welding inspector.

Upcoming Classes

Course Date Location Price*
Welding Inspector Level 2 October 31 - November 9, 2018 Victoria $1,780.00
Welding Inspector Level 2 November 14 - 23, 2018 Nisku $1,780.00
Welding Inspector Level 2 December 11 - 20, 2018 Nisku $1,780.00
Welding Inspector Level 2 January 2 - 11, 2019 Nisku $1,780.00
Welding Inspector Level 2 January 9 - 18, 2019 Langley $1,780.00