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. A pre-seminar online course access will be provided for 90 days from the date of registration.

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 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:

  • 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 Acorn 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.

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 $1,780.00
Welding Inspector Level 2 February 23 - March 4, 2022 Milton $1,780.00
Welding Inspector Level 2 March 9 - 18, 2022 Calgary - Glenmore Inn $1,780.00
Welding Inspector Level 2 March 16 - 25, 2022 Nisku - CWB Western Office $1,780.00