A qualification in welding inspection from TWI Training and Examination Services can open doors to rewarding and varied careers anywhere in the world.
Requiring a high level of skill and knowledge, welding inspection is an excellent career choice for anyone wishing for a transition from a general engineering or welding background into a more specialised and prestigious role.
Many contractors now cite CSWIP certification as a requirement for employment in this area, knowing that any engineer who holds this type of qualification will have the knowledge, experience and competence needed to perform work to a safe and professional standard.
A welding inspector does not just inspect welds. They are required to have competence and knowledge of metallurgy, welding processes, destructive and non-destructive testing, welding consumables,
welding procedures, welder qualifications, heat treatments and why welds fail.
All of these subjects are covered by TWI's welding inspection courses, which begin with CSWIP 3.0 and progress through 3.1 and 3.2 to Welding Quality Control Co-ordinator. The higher-level qualifications require additional experience, and cover a greater depth of knowledge to reflect the increased complexity of the roles they relate to.
At any level, the knowledge gained through completing a welding inspection course and gaining a qualification gives the CSWIP welding inspector a thorough understanding of the role and the confidence to perform it to a high standard.
Conditions for CSWIP 3.0, 3.1 and 3.2 are as follows:
- 3.0 general engineering background or working in that environment
- 3.1 three years welding inspection experience or five years supervisor
- 3.2 Hold a 3.1 for two years or ten years' experience in either of the above
TWI's welding inspection courses are taught at venues all over the world. For more information, visit: