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CSWIP Plant Inspector eLearning

Plant inspection is an interesting and diverse role. CSWIP plant inspectors oversee in-progress inspection, integrity, and corrosion monitoring activities at a plant and function as an integral part of the inspection team and integrity engineering team.

Becoming a CSWIP Plant Inspector means that you would be joining an elite group of professional engineers.


Is it for me?

This course is designed for you as an engineering, technical, operations, maintenance or inspection operative working within the oil and gas production, chemical process, power generation, utilities, commercial works (vendor) inspection organisation, classification society or insurance company.

What will I learn?

  • Basics of plant inspection
  • Inspection and design of pressure vessels
  • Inspection and design of process piping
  • Inspection and design of above ground storage tanks
  • Common damage mechanisms and inspection strategy
  • Material inspection and verification
  • Basics of welding
  • Welding procedures
  • Destructive testing
  • Non Destructive Examination (NDE)
  • Fundamentals of Risk Based Inspection (RBI)
  • Inspection, examination and pressure testing practices
  • Inspection interval, frequency and extent of inspection
  • Fundamentals of repair, re-rating and alteration
  • Fundamentals of painting and cathodic protection
  • Quality assurance

What are the entry requirements? 

If you wish to attend the CSWIP Plant Inspection training course, you must submit a copy of your CV to for review.  Ideally, you would hold qualifications in NDE and weld inspection. However, some flexibility regarding entry requirements can be offered to prospective students who hold academic qualifications and differing approvals/experience.


What are the examination formats?

The examination is a combination of closed-book and open-book questions at Plant Inspector level consisting of two papers:

  • 100 multiple choice questions (closed book)
  • 25 multiple choice questions (open book


What happens next?

When you have booked your online course, you will receive an email notification with your login details. You will then have 60 days to complete your distance-learning course. Once you have completed the eLearning course, please contact your local TWI Training Centre to book your examination. 



In order to fully access the distance learning material, you will need the following minimum system requirements:

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


CSWIP Plant Inspector eLearning

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