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Certified welding inspectors play a vital role in the fabrication industry. Their responsibilities have a direct bearing on final product quality and thus public safety. By adhering to specifications and following an inspection plan they help industry avoid repairs and costly project delays.  
Eligibility requirements are a minimum of one year’s welding fabrication or inspection experience or completion of a recognized course in the fundamental principles and practices of welding and quality control and inspection of welding.
While educational courses are not mandatory for certification, candidates who want to undertake preparatory study for the certification examinations have an excellent resource through the various modular learning programs offered by the CWB. Candidates who successfully complete the CWB study courses receive credits for the welding inspector examinations.
The Canadian Welding Bureau and American Welding Society recognize the qualifications each organization gives to welding inspectors under their respective qualification scheme.
The Canadian Welding Bureau also recognizes welding inspector certifications granted by The Welding Institute (TWI), Cambridge, UK to CSWIP-WI-6-92 and the American Petroleum Institute (API) to API 510 Pressure Vessel Inspector and API 570 Piping Inspector Certification Programs. Certain conditions apply to each of these programs.  Refer to CWB Form 301, Guide to Assist Candidates Applying for Certification as Welding Inspectors to CSA Standard W178.2, for additional information or contact the Canadian Welding Bureau at any of our region offices.
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