CSWIP 3.2 (LEVEL III) Senior Welding Inspector

This course is suitable for

The CSWIP Senior Welding Inspector course is designed for experienced welding inspectors and quality control staff, especially those who are proceeding to the CSWIP Senior Welding Inspector examination. It is essential that you have a knowledge of the subjects covered in the CSWIP Welding Inspector course before joining this senior welding inspector course. It is also advised that you do some home preparation ahead of this course as it covers a wide range of subject matter.

It is your responsibility as examination candidate to either hold CSWIP Welding Inspector or consider attending the CSWIP Welding Inspector course and examination (WIS5E) prior to this course/examination.

Course Content

QA and QC; destructive testing; heat treatments; welding procedures; welding dissimilar; residual stress and distortion; weldability; weld fractures; welding symbols; non-destructive testing; welding consumables; weld repairs; specifications; joint design; HSLA and quenched and tempered steels; arc energy and heat input. As can be seen from the above, there are sixteen different subjects and therefore a good prior knowledge or preparatory work of these would give any student a significant advantage before they attempt the course and examination. The CSWIP 3.2 course builds on knowledge from the CSWIP 3.1 Welding Inspector course, therefore it is advisable to refresh knowledge by reading the course material. There are various sources where a student can gain knowledge of the subjects mentioned. Here is a list of good welding handbooks which can be purchased:

  • Welding Principles and applications
  • A C Davies The science and Practice of Welding & The Practice of Welding
  • AWS Welding Hand Books Volumes One and Two

Entry Requirements

To join this course you must have been a Certified Welding Inspector for a minimum of 2 years with job responsibilities in the areas listed in 1.2.1, 1.2.2 and 1.2.3 of CSWIP document WI-6-92.

Alternatively, you should have 5 years’ authenticated experience related to the duties and responsibilities listed in Clause 1.2.3 of CSWIP document WI-6-92, independently verified.

All candidates must hold a valid CSWIP Welding Inspector certificate.

In addition to the above, candidates must comply with Clause 1.3.4 of document WI-6-92 .

Career Progression

Things Should Be Know?

Enrolment on this course does not constitute reservation of an examination. All courses may be followed by a CSWIP Welding Inspector examination for candidates with appropriate experience as specified in CSWIP document WI-6-92. See CSWIP document available for download from the CSWIP website.

Although this course covers most of the syllabus for the examination it does not include training in interpretation of radiographs. Examination candidates who do not possess a current CSWIP or PCN Radiographic Interpreter’s certificate should attend the Interpretation of Radiographs – Part B (light and dense metal welds) course and examination .

Exam Preparation For Refresher CSWIP 3.2 LEVEL III (Senior Welding Inspector)

Is it for me?

Mighty Brisk refresher course Training and Exam Preparation is ideal for you should need to refresh your welding inspection theory prior to re-taking an examination or ahead of your CSWIP 10-year renewal examinations for Senior Welding Inspectors.

This eLearning option for the CSWIP Senior Welding Inspection theory refresher enables you to learn where and when you want, and at your own pace, tracking progress as you go. Online learning also eliminates the need for travel and accommodation, so you can save time and money.

This eLearning CSWIP Senior Welding Inspection Theory Refresher package includes online training PLUS the examination cost – these must to be booked together and cannot be sold separately. Examinations must be attended in person at the specified venue.

Additional Information

With the eLearning platform, you can track your progress and invest more time in the areas you need to while speeding through the areas where you have greater knowledge or confidence. The eLearning assessments are merely intended to test your knowledge and you will be able to relaunch each module and try again if you want to.

Once you have booked your eLearning course, you will receive an email notification with your login details. You will have 60 days from the date of purchase to complete the course.

While your course will be marked as complete once all modules have been passed, you can go back and revise any topic within the 60-day period. The eLearning course allows you to note any topics that you found difficult so you can highlight them to your classroom-based course tutor.

ELearning technique specification

The following minimum system requirements are recommended in order to fully access the online courses:

  • Latest version of your web browser of choice (if possible) for the best experience
  • Recommended internet speed: at least 0.5 Mbps
  • Display resolution : minimum 1024x768
  • Ideal for use on desktops or tablets

Entry Requirements

This course is available to candidates who are eligible for the CSWIP Senior Welding Inspector initial exam as a resit or prior to their 10 year renewal examinations for re-certification.

Course Objectives

This course will provide you with an overview of welding inspection-related content, including defects, duties, weldability, destructive and non-destructive testing, processes and consumables, assessment, reports, and more ahead of a retake or renewal examination.

Course Contents

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