Recognized Training Courses for Welding Inspectors

Candidates, who have successfully completed a course(s) recognized by the CWB for study in the fundamental principles and practices of welding and quality control and inspection of welding, applying for certification are entitled to:

  • Level 1 – exemption from writing the CWB’s examination on basic welding fundamentals and basics of visual welding inspection.
  • Level 2 – write the “short exam” on examination on basic materials science, advanced welding fundamentals and other welding inspection techniques (NDE).
  • Level 3 – write the “short exam” on advanced materials science, quality assurance/quality management systems, and welding metallurgy.

The following is a list of educational programs and their providers which have been reviewed and found to be acceptable for meeting the above requirement. Updates to the will be provided as new educational programs have been reviewed and confirmed to be acceptable.

Training Organization Location Program
CASTI (Codes and Standards Training Institute) Edmonton CSA W178.2 Level 1
CSA W178.2 Level 2
CINDE* (See note below) Hamilton Welding Inspection and Quality Control Level 1
Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick (CCNB) Bathurst Technologie du soudage / Welding Technology
College of the North Atlantic Burin Campus Welding Engineering Technician
Conestoga College Guelph Campus Welding Engineering Technician
Manufacturing Engineering Technology – Welding & Robotics
Welding Engineering Technology - Inspection
CWBi Milton, Nisku, Laval, Winnipeg, Dartmouth Modular Learning Programs
New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) Moncton Campus Welding Engineering Technology
Northern College Kirkland Lake Campus Welding Engineering Technology
Nova Scotia Community College Pictou Campus Welding Inspection & Quality Control
McKenzie College Sydney Campus Welding Inspection & Quality Control
SAIT Calgary Welding Engineering Technology
University of Waterloo Waterloo Welding Specialization Program
Durham College* (See note below) Oshawa Mechanical Engineering Technician Diploma
Fundamentals of Welding Inspection course
Université du Québec École de technologie supérieure Montreal MEC 625 Technologie du Soudage
CEGEP Trois Rivières Trois Rivières Fabrication Mécanosoudée - 3 year program
NAIT Edmonton Material Engineering Technology

* These programs only exempt Level 1 candidates from the Welding Inspection examination.

The CWBi Level 1 program for welding inspectors consists of Modules 1-4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 13, 15, and 16. The CWBi Level 2 program is covered in modules 1-13, 15-19, 22 and the Level 3 in modules 1-24.

Educational institutions may seek recognition by the CWB for meeting the education requirements through the submission of a formal request.