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Weld Inspection and Quality Control Level 1

TRAINING OBJECTIVES: This course is designed for anyone who wishes to become qualified as a welding inspector under CSA W178.2 or AWS QC1, or those that require a good general weld inspection background for in-house inspection or supplier auditing. The course material makes frequent references to textbooks, which will be provided on the first day of the course.

APPLICABLE STANDARDS: This course meets the training requirements of W178.2. Students who meet the successful completion requirement of this course are eligible to write a shorter version of the closed book examination for CWB Level 1 certification. In addition to successfully completing this training course, students will be required to provide evidence of completing 6 months work experience prior to challenging the CWB Level 1 certification examinations. Please note that this course does not provide work experience or certification. For more information about the CWB examination process, please review the Guide to Assist Candidates Applying for Certification as Weld Inspectors at the following link:


"Welding Technology Fundamentals"
Bowditch, Goodheart-Wilcox Company Inc.

"The Procedure Handbook of Arc Welding"
The James F. Lincoln Arc Welding

  1. Design
    1. Drawings and symbols
    2. Design concepts
    3. Codes specifications and standards

  2. Materials
    1. Base metals
    2. Welding consumables
    3. Welding metallurgy

  3. Production
    1. Preparation for welding
    2. Production methods
    3. Health and safety
    4. Elements of supervision

  4. Welding
    1. Processes
    2. Welding equipment
    3. Welding consumables
    4. Distortion and stress

  1. Quality Assurance
    1. Basic quality assurance systems
    2. Basics of quality control
    3. Non-destructive examination
    4. Acceptance criteria

  2. Qualifications
    1. Welders
    2. Equipment
    3. Procedures
    4. Materials
    5. Inspectors
    6. NDT technicians
    7. Welding companies

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