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The CSWIP Visual Welding Inspector course is ideal for welders, operators, line inspectors, and foremen who perform visual examinations of welded joints. It's also suitable for welding quality control staff and anyone needing foundational training in welding inspection, along with a recognized qualification. 

What Will You Learn?

This course covers:

  • Visual inspection procedures
  • Relevant codes of practice, terms, and definitions
  • Welding processes and defects
  • Weld measurements
  • Practical inspection and reporting
  • Typical welding inspection documentation and requirements

What Skills Will You Gain?

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Identify various weld imperfections (defects)
  • Understand welding technology relevant to visual inspection
  • Appreciate the importance of documentation in welding
  • Recognize codes and standards related to inspection requirements
  • Inspect parent materials and consumables
  • Perform visual inspections of welds, report findings, and assess compliance with specified acceptance criteria
  • Pass the CSWIP Visual Welding Inspector examination

Entry Requirements:

While no specific experience is required, it is recommended that candidates have at least six months of welding-related engineering experience and two years of industrial experience. Additionally, candidates must comply with Clause 1.3.4 of the CSWIP document WI-6-92, available at

EIL Engineers on CSWIP Visual Welding Inspector Training