AWS CWI Course- AWS CWI Fees - Certified Welding Inspector Renewals - Seminar and Exam Schedule/Price list - Full Details
AWS Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) DESCRIPTION
AWS Certified Welding Inspector CWI Certification is more than a rewarding career. It involves great responsibility and remarkable skill demonstration. CWI Certified Welding Inspector is widely recognized, both nationally and internationally, and successful companies have come to rely on this American Welding Society certification when ensuring the highest level of quality workmanship. As a Certified Welding Inspector, you will find this career path lucrative and rewarding. This certification can lead you to a career that is engaging and promising on all levels. If what you need is a stable career where you will thrive and find fulfillment, then the CWI Certified Welding Inspector certification is for you.
AWS Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) DOCUMENTS:
International Candidates click here.
Initial CAWI/CWI Exam Application
Initial CWI/CWE Exam Application
Retest Application for CAWI, CWI, CWE, or CWI/CWE
Renewal Application CWI/SCWI 3rd and 6th Year
Upgrade from CAWI to CWI Application
Recertification Application for CWI 9th Year
QC1:2016 - Specification for American Welding Society Certification of Welding Inspectors
QC1:2007 - Standard for American Welding Society Certification of Welding Inspectors
(Reference for Exam Preparation Only)
B5.1:2013-AMD1 - Specification for the Qualification of Welding Inspectors
B5.1:2003 - Specification for the Qualification of Welding Inspectors
English (for referencing exam structure)
CWI Certified Welding Inspector Part B Examination Book of Specifications
For CWI Certified Welding Inspector exams held in India:
Part B Examination Book of Specifications
People Ask General Forms
40 Hour Retest Training Log
ADA Disability Accommodations
AWS Bank Information
Certification Duplicate Order Form
Change of Site/Cancellation Form
CWE Welding Instructor Credentials Form
Employment Verification Form
Exam Audit Request Form
Photo ID Requirements
Policies and Fees
Qualifying Work Experience Form
Visual Acuity Form
Photo ID Requirements
American Welding Society adopts the same guidelines for photos as does the India Department of State for passport photos. The following guidelines are borrowed and modified from the India Department of State website.
Your photo is a vital part of your application. To learn more, review the information below on how to provide a suitable photo to avoid processing delays. The acceptance of your photo is always at the discretion of the American Welding Society.
We recommend you use a professional passport photo service to ensure your photo meets all the requirements.
If you are applying for a AWW CWI Certification, you must provide one (1) passport-style photograph. Your photo must be:
- In color
- Printed on photo quality paper
- 2 x 2 inches (51 x 51 mm) in size
- Sized such that the head is between 1 inch and 1 3/8 inches (between 25 and 35 mm) from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head
- Taken within the last 6 months to reflect your current appearance
- Taken in front of a plain white or off-white background
- Taken in full-face view directly facing the camera
- With a neutral facial expression and both eyes open
Taken in clothing that you normally wear on a daily basis:
- Uniforms should not be worn in your photo, except religious clothing that is worn daily
- Do not wear a hat or head covering that obscures the hair or hairline, unless worn daily for a religious purpose. Your full face must be visible, and the head covering must not cast any shadows on your face
- Headphones, wireless hands-free devices or similar items are not acceptable in your photo
- If you normally wear prescription glasses, a hearing device or similar articles, they may be worn for your photo
- Dark glasses or non-prescription glasses with tinted lenses are not acceptable unless you need them for medical reasons (a medical certificate may be required)
- Glare on glasses is not acceptable in your photo. Glare can be avoided with a slight downward tilt of the glasses or by removing the glasses or by turning off the camera flash
Photos copied or digitally scanned from driver’s licenses or other official documents are not acceptable. In addition, snapshots, magazine photos, low quality vending machine or mobile phone photos, and full-length photographs are not acceptable.
Want to take the photo yourself?
While we recommend you use a professional passport photo service to ensure your photo meets all the requirements, you may take the photo yourself. Hand-held self-portraits are not acceptable. Photos must not be digitally enhanced or altered to change your appearance in any way. Please use reliable references for guidance on taking your own photo. There are several online software tools for this purpose. It is your responsibility to ensure the tool you use produces a photo that meets AWS specifications.
AWS-CWI Renewals/Re certification - Change of Appearance
If you cannot be identified from your current photo on file with American Welding Society, you should submit a new photo with your renewal or re-certification application.
Examination results will NOT be released until we receive the 2 x 2 inch color passport - style photograph. To avoid delays in receiving your examination results, please mail your photo to the address listed below:
|Delhi NCR Office:|
Unit No. 4F-CS-67,
Fourth Floor, Ansal Plaza,
Ghaziabad- 201 010 (Delhi NCR)
BUNGLOW NO 175,Sector 4 CHARKOP
BEHIND CHARKOP BUS DEPOT ,KANDIVALI WEST
1105 , Synergy Tower, Nr. Vodafone House
Corporate Road, Prahlad Nagar
No: 39/17, 3 rd floor,Potters street
(Opp. to Karur Vysya Bank)
We recommend using priority mail with tracking options.
For question or concerns, please call the Certification Department 8196980555,
AWS Certified Welding Inspector Seminars in India Please refer to the following link.
AWS Certified Welding Inspector Exam To view the Exam Schedule click here.
Click Here to get Body of Knowledge CWI Certified Welding Inspector
RENEWAL For CWI's and SCWI's (3 and 6 year cycles):
The renewal process is an important part of maintaining your certification. Senior Certified Welding Inspector SCWI’s and Certified Welding Inspector CWI’s maintain their certification by submitting an approved renewal application to the Certification Department. The application must be submitted at least 60 days prior to the expiration date of the current certification and no earlier than 11 months prior to the expiration date of that certification.
To qualify for renewal, the Certified Welding Inspector CWI or Senior Certified Welding Inspector SCWI shall attest to having no period of continuous inactivity greater than two years during the previous three years of certification in activities described in AWS B5.1. This work experience must be documented in the Qualifying Work Experience section of the application. Resumes are not accepted.
A 60-day administrative extension period is allowed. During this time, certification will be considered as expired. Renewals submitted after the administrative 60-day grace period but within one year of expiration may be accepted for renewal; however, administrative late fees may apply. If all renewal requirements have been met, certification will be reactivated.
AWS may send a renewal notice, but if not received, it remains the responsibility of the Senior Certified Welding Inspector SCWI or Certified Welding Inspector CWI to renew on time.
For further information concerning the Certified Welding Inspector CWI or Senior Certified Welding Inspector SCWI certification renewal, please refer to AWS QC1.