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To help you prepare further, here is an approximate breakdown of the body of knowledge for the CWI/CAWI category and

the approximate number of questions drawn from each subject area.

FUNDAMENTALS Subject Conversions and Calculations Definitions and Terminology Destructive Tests Duties and Responsibilities Heat Control and Metallurgy Reports and Records Safety Symbols Welding and NDT Test Methods Nondestructive Weld Examination Welder Performance Qualification Welding Processes Total Approximate Questions
No. Questions

PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS 11 23 12 7 12 10 4 15 12 14 14 16 150 Subject Mechanical Test and Properties Nondestructive Tests Welding Procedures and Welder Performance Qualification Welding Inspection and Flaws Total Approximate Questions
No. Questions

7 7 15 17 46

CODE SPECIFIC EXAMINATIONS AWS D1.1 1998 or 2000 Editions Structural Welding Code - Steel Subject Codes and Other Standards, Use of Code-Specific Discontinuity Accept Criteria Cracking CWI Duties and Responsibilities (QC1 REQ) Design of Tubular Structures Joint Design Joint Preparation, Assembly and Fit Up Nondestructive Examination Preparation and Storage of Materials Prequalified Joints, Use of Prequalified WPSs, Use of Radiography Repairs Shear Strength Thermal Treatments (Pre/Post) Ultrasonic Testing (UT) Visual Weld Profiles and Sizing Welder Performance Qualification Welding Procedure Qualification Welding Qualifications by Position Shielding Gases Yield Strength Total Approximate Questions
No. Questions

AWS Certified Welding Inspector

9 2 1 1 1 2 5 2 1 4 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 3 3 1 1 46


Cert-CWI Body of Knowledge-4/4/02

API 1104- 19th EDITION Welding of Pipelines and Related Facilities Subject ASNT SNT-TC-1A Code-Specific Discontinuity Accept Criteria Code-Specific Discontinuity Accept Criteria CWI Duties & Responsibilities (QC1 REQ) Gas Welding & Cutting General Personal Protection Incomplete Fusion Inspection Reports Joint Prep, Assembly and Fit Up Prep & Storage of Materials Production Welds Qualifications Radiography Repairs Thermal Treatments (Pre/Post) Weld Profiles and Sizing Shielding Gases Welding, Cutting & Joining Process
No. Questions

AWS D1.5-1996 (Metric) Bridge Welding Code Subject General Provisions Inspection Qualification Stud Welding Technique Weld Design Welded Steel Bridges Workmanship Total Approximate Questions AWS D15.1-1993 Railroad Welding Specification Cars and Locomotives Subject Consumables General Provisions General Requirements Inspection Procedure Qualifications Specific Requirements for Welding Railroad Cars Tack Welder Qualification Techniques and Workmanship Welder Performance Qualification Welding Operator Qualification Total Approximate Questions
No. Questions No. Questions

1 7 1 1 1 1 1 3 2 1 7 6 4 4 1 2 2 1 46

1 4 8 1 6 5 11 10 46

4 3 2 5 4 19 1 16 5 3 62

AWS-RECOMMENDED Certified Welding Inspector Exam Preparation SELF-STUDY MATERIAL

AWS PUBLICATIONS Certification Manual for Welding Inspectors * D1.1 Structural Welding Code-Steel * D1.1 Code Clinic Reference Manual * Welding Inspection Technology Textbook * Welding Inspection Technology Workbook * Standard Welding Terms and Definitions * Visual Inspection Workshop Reference Manual * API 1104 Code Clinic Reference Manual Welding Inspection Handbook ORDER NUMBER CM: 2000 D1.1: 2000 CC-RM WIT-T: 2000 WIT-W: 1999 A3.0: 1994 VIW-M API-M WI: 2000

Note: D1.1-98 or D1.1:2000 editions may be used as study material.

*These books are provided to participants of the AWS Welding Inspection Seminar OTHER RECOMMENDATIONS AWS Welding Handbook Series Welding of Pipelines & Related Facilities 19th Ed. Guide for the Nondestructive Examination of Welds Guide for the Visual Examination of Welds Safety in Welding, Cutting and Allied Processes HOT/Hands-On Training Text ORDER NUMBER WHB-ALL API-1104 B1.10: 1999 B1.11: 2000 Z49.1: 1999 HOT


Cert-CWI Body of Knowledge-4/4/02