Experienced welding inspectors and quality control staff, especially those who are proceeding to the CSWIP Senior Welding Inspector examination. It is essential that course members have a knowledge of the subjects covered in the course Welding Inspector before joining this course. It is the responsibility of the examination candidates to either hold CSWIP Welding Inspector 3.1 or consider attending the Welding Inspector course and examination (WIS5E) prior to this course/examination. The CSWIP 3.2 Senior Welding Inspector course covers a wide range of subjects and therefore it is advisable for the student to do some preparation before attending the course.
QA and QC; destructive testing; heat treatments; welding procedures; welding dissimilar; residual stress and distortion; weldability; weld fractures; welding symbols; non-destructive testing; welding consumables; weld repairs; specifications; joint design; HSLA and quenched and tempered steels; arc energy and heat input.
As can be seen from the above, there are sixteen different subjects and therefore a good prior knowledge or preparatory work of these would give any student a significant advantage before they attempt the course and examination.
The CSWIP 3.2 course builds on knowledge from the CSWIP 3.1 Welding Inspector course, therefore it is advisable to refresh knowledge by reading the course material. There are various sources where a student can gain knowledge of the subjects mentioned. Here is a list of good welding handbooks which can be purchased: