How to prepare for Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) Exam?

How to Prepare for Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) Exam?

 

Every time we think about exams it gives us goosebumps. But to achieve anything what we require utmost is investment of two things: good amount of time and commitment towards achievement of the goal. Basically the test is divided into three significant sections.

Section 1: Self-Assessment
Section 2: Creating a Routine
Section 3: Adapting

Before commencing any preparation, it is important that we take a practice test and see where do we stand in terms of subject knowledge. Depending on the score you achieve during your practice test, one can design a routine to take down the preparation.

This exam is divided into three parts A, B, and C.

Part A consists of the basic Welding knowledge, comprising of 150 questions According to the QC1 the CWI Part A exam contains a minimum of 150 questions that must be answered within a two hour period.

 

Part B tests a range of inspection topics, including welding examination and non-destructive testing. This part contains at least 46 questions that must be finished in two hours. For Part B you’ll be provided with visual inspection tools, plastic replicas of welds and a sample codebook.

 

Part C just makes an analysis that what is the ability of the exam giver to locate and understand information in a code book. Part C of the CWI exam contains a minimum of 46 questions. All parts of the exam require you to get at least 72% of the questions correct.

 

Coming back to the preparation for Part A and B you are approximately required to study and understand 130 pages in depth which means giving good 20-46 hours, as preparing the welding symbols alone takes 13 -26 hours

And finally preparing for the complete course it takes 35 – 40 weeks concluding to be 10-12 hours of study in a week’s time.

 

So if you are planning to take up CWI exam, good luck to start up with a new career.

How to renew your CWI Certificate?

How To Renew Your CWI Certificate?

 

Is it time for you to renew your CWI?

Appearing for AWS-CWI exam is very easy as various agents of AWS throughout the world are conducting this exam but the problem is lack of knowledge among the staff of the these agents who don’t provide proper information to the aspirants so they search here and there to get proper information.  The marketing staff of these agents only tells them about how to register for the exam. But what about after passing the exam? How would they maintain their AWS-CWI certification? What is the renewals process of AWS-CWI and after how many years there is need to renew the certification? After getting these kinds of inquiries, Eurotech is writing this article on what is the AWS-CWI renewal process so as to help all the  AWS-CWI holders. Please see the below process of AWS-CWI renewal:

  • The period of validity for AWS-CWI certification is three (3) years.
  • The AWS-Certified Welding Inspector shall be responsible for maintaining a current address with the AWS Certification Department.

To be eligible for renewal, the AWS-CWI holder must:

  • Submit an approved renewal application to the AWS Certification Department by the expiration date of the current certification and no earlier than 6 months prior to the expiration date of that certification.
  • AWS may send a renewal notice, but if not received, it remains the responsibility of the AWS-CWI holder to renew on time.
  • The AWS-CWI holder requesting renewal of certification shall attest to having no period of continuous inactivity greater than two years in activities during the previous three years of certification.
  • AWS-CWI holder not meeting the requirements of 15.4 from AWS QC1 may renew by taking the CWI part B Practical exam and meet the scoring requirements of 6.2.2 of QC1.
  • AWS-CWI certification renewals are limited to only two consecutive three-year periods.

For example,

1. Certification granted, May 1, 2014

2. Certification expires, May 1, 2017 (Start applying for renewal so as to avoid re exam and training)

3. Administrative extension period, May 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017

After June 30, 2017, applicant must be re exam and training for AWS CWI.

Our AWS CWI renewal cost is as below:

The AWS-CWI renewal fees subject to change from time to time. Please call or mail us to know the renewal fees.

Why do our candidates have a better pass percentage?

Why Do Our Candidates Have a Better Pass Percentage?

 

Our team continuously focuses and improves the  our method of teaching. We have designed code familiarization exercise  which helps memorizing important aspects of code. In addition we have designed  two  practice sessions for Part B . This has been greatly appreciated by the candidates who have told us that this  increases their chances of clearing Part B.

All About AWS CWI Renewals and Upgrades

All About AWS CWI Renewals and Upgrades

AWS CWI renewal how:

Please be aware that it is your responsibility to renew your certification before it expires. You will not be allowed to renew your certification after the expiration date. In order to re-certify after your certification has expired, you will be required to test on all parts or part B of the CWI/SCWI examination.

AWS CWI renewal certification who eligible:

To qualify for a renewal, all CWI applicants must attest to having no continuous inactivity two years or greater, of the three-year certification period, in the practice of welding inspection .This work experience must be documented in the Qualifying Work Experience section of the application. Resumes are not acceptable.

Additionally, you must also provide a current Visual Acuity Record with your application. The Visual Acuity Record cannot be more than (6) months prior to the date of your certification expiration. Eye examinations must also be administered by ophthalmic medical personnel.

AWS CWI renewal when:

Certification becomes effective on the first day of the month following the date of examination. On that same month and day, expiration occurs three years later. A 60 day administrative extension period is allowed. During this time certification will be considered as expired. If the paperwork is received on time and all renewal or recertification requirements have been met, certification will be reactivated. For example,

1. Certification granted, May 1, 2003

2. Certification expires, May 1, 2006

3. Administrative extension period, May 1, 2006 to June 30, 2006

After June 30, 2006, applicant must be re exam and training for AWS CWI.

Our AWS CWI renewal cost is as below:

For AWS Active Member: – 450 USD

For Non member: – 600 USD.

AWS CWI upgrade:

CAWI applicants whose scores on each part of the examination met the requirements of a CWI but lacked the mandatory (5) years experience are eligible for a CWI upgrade provided that the CAWI status is still current. Please document any additional experience you have had since initially taking the CWI/CWE examination in the Qualifying Work Experience section of the application. Certification personnel will review the additional experience to ensure that the (5) year requirement has been met.

Please be sure to do the following before submitting your application to Eurotech:

• Check the appropriate box indicating the purpose of this application.
• Complete and sign the application (the address indicated on the application is where your documents will
be mailed).
• Visual Acuity Record enclosed.
• Payment is included with the application

Want To Take a AWS CWI Practice Test?

Want To Take a AWS CWI Practice Test?

 

AWS-CWI is widely recognized certification both at the national and international level and reputed companies always rely on this certification for ensuring quality of work. Today most of the companies are providing training and taking exam of AWS-CWI. But hardly any of these companies are providing AWS-CWI practice test to the aspiring candidates so that they can check and evaluate their preparation. At Eurotech, we are providing practice test or dummy test for aspiring candidates on our website so that they can check and evaluate their preparation for the exam. Please follow the below steps for practice test:

  • For taking the practice test candidates only have to visit our website
  • After filling their details a username and password will be generated.
  • Using that username and password they can give practice test on our website and check their preparation even before taking up the course.

In this way they can analyze your performance and check how much preparation you required before taking the exam.

Click Here to Take  Free DUMMY Exam

Why Attend Our AWS CWI 3 Day Preparatory Course Over And Above 6 Day Seminar?

Why Attend Our AWS CWI 3 Day Preparatory Course Over And Above 6 Day Seminar?

 

Our 3 Day Preparatory course is normally 10-15 days before the start of the official 6 Day Seminar for AWS CWI.

This Three day seminar is designed for better understanding of PART B and PART C course. Here are some reason that you should consider attending this course:

1. A candidate normally spends more than 1250 USD for the course and it is a great discouragement if he does not earns atleast a CAWI  from the first attempt he makes

2. It is also clear that all candidates are coming from the working professional background which means that are doing a job and most of them find it difficult to devote extra time to prepare for this course and thus come to the 5 Day Seminar without any preparation

3. Attending this orientation course helps increase the chances to 90% of any candidate to atleast earn a CAWI

4. The orientation course helps in discovering the course syllabi and also the difficulty level of the questions that come in a typical AWS CWI  exam. This increased familiarity helps in gaining key points during the seminar.

Click HERE to see the AWS CWI Training calendar and REGISTER NOW

Best Way for Preparation for AWS CWI

Eurotech  Agency is the world best way for choosing to attend the practice and preparation recommended to attend there  online exam module to know your weak areas and focus  more on the weak  preparation  , With in seminar around 2 sets of exam for full module and in between each module preparation exams

Example – part C two exams

Part B 2 exams

Part A 2 Exams for full course and separate exam and practical for symbol s etc

Click Here to Get the registration early, and start self study  at the earliest for Part A and Par C 

What is the AWS-CWI CWE course content?

What is the AWS-CWI CWE course content?

Welding Inspection Technology Workshop – 3 DAYS 

Helps prepare you for the CWI  Exam (Part A) 

The Welding Inspection Technology Workshop is packed with information on nondestructive examination methods applicable to common welding processes. It will assist welding inspectors and welding educators with knowledge of welding and inspection fundamentals useful on the job site. In addition, this seminar will prepare examination candidates for Part A (Fundamentals) of the CWI examination.

Visual Inspection Workshop( 1.5 Day)  

Helps prepare you for the CWI/CWE Exam (Part B) 

This workshop provides hands-on training in the use of weld measurement tools and plastic weld replicas to determine the sizes of various weld discontinuities. Students will compare what they find to the criteria in a sample codebook to determine the acceptability or rejection criteria of the sample weldments. The workshop also includes a sample practical examination to prepare test candidates for Part B (Practical Applications) of the CWI examination.

By attending this workshop, you can learn:
  • Use of inspection tools.
  • How to ensure compliance with the applicable code.
  • Do’s and don’ts of documentation.
  • When a discontinuity is acceptable.
  • When a discontinuity can be rejected.
  • Why visual inspection can be the most effective NDE technique.

 

API 1104 Code Clinic( 1.5 DAY)  

Helps prepare you for the CWI Exam (Part C) if you are testing to API 1104 

This four-hour course covers general provisions of API 1104, including qualification of welding procedures for welds containing filler-metal additions, design and preparation of the joint for production welding, nondestructive testing and acceptance standards, and automatic welding with and without filler-metal additions.

Candidates will be given the Course material for training before the workshop and are supposed to come with a thorough reading in the class. IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO MAKE THE CODE UNDERSTAND IN HALF A DAY

 

WHY AWS CWI Seminar??

The Seminar is mandatory to attend before going for examination a 40 hrs  training is required to review and understand the knowledge which cover,covering AWS QC1:2007 standards.

  • 3 days of the seminar will cover the “Fundamentals” part of the examination that covers Interpretation of   documents.
  • Use of  code, standard or specification by understanding
  • Safe Practices.
  • Metal Joining and Cutting Processes.
  • Weld Joint Geometry and Welding Symbols.
  • Documents Governing Welding Inspection and Qualification.
  • Metal Properties and Destructive Examination .
  • Metric Practices.
  • Weld  Metallurgy.
  • Evaluation of Weld  Discontinuities.
  • VT and Other NDE Methods and Symbols. Introduction.
  • Duties of a welding inspector. Mathematics and metric conversions.
  • Introduction to destructive testing.
  • Welding inspection equipment lab.
  • Welding procedures qualification.
  • Welding codes.
  • Shielded metal arc welding.
  • Oxyacetylene welding, brazing and cutting.
  • Gas tungsten arc welding/plasma arc welding.
  • Submerged arc welding.
  • Electroslag welding.
  • Stud arc welding.
  • Welding discontinuities/defects.
  • Introduction to welding metallurgy.
  • Visual inspection discussion with lab.
  • Liquid penetrant testing.
  • Eddy current testing.
  • Radiographic testing.
  • Magnetic particle testing.
  • Welding safety.
  • Equipment lab.
  • Course review.
  • Ultrasonic testing

1.5 days will be used to cover the “Practical applications” part of the examination. Practicing visual Measuring  tools, equipments  and weld replicas and further to the acceptability and rejection criteria of sample weld.

1.5 day will be used to expose and refresh your skills in comprehending the welding code books, including qualification of welding procedures

  • Mathematics and metric conversions.
  • Introduction to destructive testing.
  • Welding inspection equipment lab.
  • Welding procedures qualification.
  • Welding codes.
  • Shielded metal arc welding.
  • Oxyacetylene welding, brazing and cutting.
  • Gas tungsten arc welding/plasma arc welding.
  • Submerged arc welding.
  • Electroslag welding.
  • Stud arc welding.
  • Welding discontinuities/defects.
  • Introduction to welding metallurgy.
  • Visual inspection discussion with lab.
  • Liquid penetrant testing.
  • Eddy current testing.
  • Radiographic testing.
  • Magnetic particle testing.
  • Welding safety.
  • Equipment lab.
  • Course review.
  • Ultrasonic testing.

Step-by-step welding lessons, lab recommendations, classroom activities, review questions, teaching standard crosswalk, video analysis and involvement of participants.

How many days the course is?

How Many Days The Course Is?

The course is of 6 days duration followed by a exam on 7th day.
Eurotech additionally gives 3 day preparatory training for Part B and Part C  well before the seminar.

Why Choose Eurotech For Your CWI Exam?

Why Choose Eurotech For Your CWI Exam?

 

Eurotech has the ONLY ACCELERATED LEARNING TRAINING for Welding Inspection leading to AWS CWI. Our Group of experts are not only Welding Experts but involve a group of passionate educationists.