This is an upgrade program that is intended for those wanting to prepare for advanced level certification exams. Anyone expecting to write these CWB certification exams should check Form 301 to see if they will meet the exam prerequisite requirements.
Please note: Welding Inspector certification exams will be available for completion on the next day immediately following courses offered in our Milton and Nisku locations ONLY. The Application Form (CWB Form 450) and Visual Acuity Form (CWB Form 455) must be completed in full and received prior to the course start date, no exceptions. The accompanying course transcript and course completion certificate must be received by end of day on the last day of the course. Any candidates that are missing this information by end of day on the last day of the course will not be eligible to attempt the inspector certification exams on the following day.
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CASTI provides exam preparation training to help candidates pass the CSA W178.2 Level 2 Welding Inspector Certification Exams and the ASME B31.3 (Process Piping) Code Endorsement Exam. Our blended learning program combines online training with practice questions and e-instructor support, and traditional classroom training with hands-on experience using real weld samples. CASTI training programs are separate from the certification exams, which are administered by the Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB).
Passing CASTI's CSA W178.2 Level 2 Welding Inspector Preparation Course qualifies candidates to write a shortened version of the "Basic Materials Science, Advanced Welding Fundamentals and Other Welding Inspection Techniques" closed-book exam. To pass the CASTI course, students must:
All CSA W178.2 Level 2 Certification candidates must apply directly to the CWB by submitting Form 450e to write the exams. Please see CWB Form 301e - Guide to Assist Candidates Applying for Certification as Welding Inspectors to CSA Standard W178.2 for information on the application process.
*All CSA W178.2 Level 2 candidates must write the examination on CSA Standard W178.2-14 or have written it as a CSA W178.2 Level 1 candidate.**See the Practical Exam Instructions for details on what to expect on the Visual Detection and Identification exam.
To become a Certified Welding Inspector (CWI), one must pursue a welding certification course (CSA W178.2). The course is conducted in three levels and equips welders with the requirements needed to be certified, including defining the principles of practice and maintaining certification. During the course, welders are trained in the theory and application of visual inspection regarding welded assemblies. Welders must also pass a CWB Group Practical and theory examination.
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The study was carried out on a sample of employees of small, medium, and large enterprises. Participation in the study was voluntary and anonymous. Overall, 1051 employees participated in the study. Employment in an enterprise in Poland, regardless of its size, was the selection criterion. A short instruction explaining the purpose of the study was presented before the measures were distributed, and a series of sociodemographic questions were ultimately included. Women comprised 68% of the sample. The majority of the participants were 20-29 years old (65%). The most frequent workplace position in the sample was that of a specialist (51%); managerial and self-employment positions were the least frequent positions. The majority of the sample had been employed in their current workplace for 1 to 3 years (42%). Employment of over 10 years in the current workplace was reported the least frequently. Most participants were employed in large enterprises of over 250 employees (43%), most often on the basis of an indefinite employment contract. The majority of the enterprises were Polish (68%). They were most often employed at limited liability companies (39%).
The correlation analysis was supplemented by a k-means cluster analysis including the standardized values of the CWB and OCB scores. The final centers of the identified clusters are shown in Figure 1, with the scores transformed into standardized z scores. The value of 0 denotes the mean level of the variable in the sample. Positive values denote the number of SDs above this mean, and negative values denote the number of SDs below it. The mean values of CWB and OCB for each identified cluster are shown in Table 3, along with the results of analysis of variance (ANOVA).
The current study identified groups (clusters) of participants who were characterized by average CWB and OCB levels. Dalal (2005), similar to many other authors, showed that OCB and CWB do not form opposite poles. Thus, a lack of negative behaviors does not necessarily imply that only positive behaviors occur in the organization. Likewise, no positive behaviors do not mean that only negative behaviors occur (Dalal, 2005). Counterproductive work behavior and OCB are positively correlated at the employee and organizational levels, and they can occur simultaneously or sequentially (Sackett & DeVore, 2002). Based on internal and external determinants, employees can engage in both behavior types. Thus, these behaviors can coexist or occur with average frequency (Klotz & Bolino, 2013). The results of the current study showed that some individuals are also characterized by increased withdrawal while simultaneously exhibiting average OCB levels.
There are several ISO standards for welding inspection but none for qualification and certification of Welding Inspection Personnel. The only ISO standard addresses qualification of personnel and is widely used in the projects is ISO 9712- Non Destructive Testing Qualification and Certification of Personnel recognizes. Visual Test (VT) level II is interpreted to be equivalent to welding inspector certification. ASNT-SNT-TC-1A also mentions VT level II which is interpreted to qualify for welding inspection but so far these VT level II certificates have not gained acceptance by most of the industries as equivalent to certified welding inspector. On the other hand, almost all prominent companies recognize CSWIP and CWI welding inspector certificate.
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There are several online and in-class exam prep training courses for API 1169 Pipeline Construction Inspector Certification, CWB Level 2 and AWS Welding Inspector Certification and NACE Level 2 Coating Inspector Certification. Some certification bodies (CWB, AWS, NACE) keep lists of training/exam prep providers. For further details about training or certification exams, please contact the appropriate certification bodies:
Welding Foundation: Certificate is a 28 week program that prepares students for employment at the entry level. Students will develop the necessary skills and knowledge to work safely and effectively using a variety of welding processes and procedures.
At the end of the Foundation program students will write the Welder Certificate of Completion exam. Students who complete the Foundation program and exam are eligible for SkilledTradesBC credit in Welder Level 1 and Level 2 apprenticeship and 300 work-based hours.
Welding Citation - Level B is a 16 week program that provides students with advanced training in a variety of processes and applications with an emphasis on pipe welding, inspection and standards. Registration at the 'B' level requires a combination of in-school technical training and work-based field experience. At the end of this program students will write the Interprovincial Red Seal exam for this trade.
Welding Citation - Level A is a 8 week program that provides students with advanced training in low alloy and stainless steel welding.. Registration at the 'A' level requires a combination of technical training and work based field experience.
Refer to the Apprenticeship Training section for additional information on apprenticeship registration procedures and the responsibilities of the apprentice. Level 1 and 2 are eight weeks and level 3 is ten weeks.
The test is just flat out hard and covers a lot of material. Think about how long the test is. The exam is made up of 3 parts - A, B, and C - and each part has a 2 hour time limit. You could spend up to 6 hours taking the exam.
Candidates need at least two years of experience in a welding-related job. Certified associate welding inspectors can only hold their level of certification for three years, after which they may take the test to qualify for the certified welding inspector credential.
This one week exam prep program prepares learners with previous welding experience to take the Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) exams. It provides knowledge and skills development in operating welding equipment and performing specific welding operations to be tested by CWB using current welding standards.
After the completion of the exam prep, participants have the opportunity to challenge the Canadian Welding Board Exams, invigilated by a CWB inspector. Successful participants will gain CWB certification. ZAdmission RequirementsPrevious experience as a welder is required. However, there is no pre-assessment of skill and experience. 2b1af7f3a8