AWS - Certified Welding Inspector Examination Preparation Course- Welding Processes-Part-1

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AWS - Certified Welding Inspector Examination Preparation Course- Welding Processes-Part-1

Welding Processes- Part-1

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Course Description

The CWI exam consists of three parts

Part A – Fundamentals

Part B – Practical,

Part C – Code Book Applications.

Part A is a closed-book exam that consists of 150 questions on the welding fundamentals, terms and definitions, welding processes, nondestructive examination, procedures, symbols, calculations, safety practices, and duties and responsibilities of a CWI.

Part B is a practical hands-on test to find the ability to visually identify welding discontinuities and to determine the acceptance or rejection of a weld.

Part C is an open book test of Code application to evaluate the applicant’s familiarity and ability with a selected code application.

The pass marks for Part- A, B & C is 72%

You can refer to the full details of AWS Certification and Qualification Standards in the following documents available at free of cost on the AWS website:

  • QC1:2016-AMD1 - Specification for AWS Certification of Welding Inspectors
  • B5.1:2013-AMD1 - Specification for the Qualification of Welding Inspectors

(Study the documents and be prepared well to answer any question from the document.)

In this course the candidate will learn the following  :

Preparation of reports

Complete knowledge and understanding of the following welding processes:


Thermal Spraying Soldering

Mechanical Cutting Thermal Cutting/Gouging

Brazing/Braze Welding

The fundamental principles of the following ND Tests:


He will acquire knowledge of quality procedures Quality audits/surveillance.

Knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of welding metallurgy

Knowledge and understanding of all the welding symbols and engineering drawings.

Base material compliance

Filler metal compliance

Filler metal storage, handling

Inspection records compliance

Verification of proper documentation compliance

Base material and filler metal compatibility

Certification of documented results and compliance

Procedure qualification records compliance

Welding procedure compliance

NDE procedures compliance

Applicable safety requirements in the workplace as per the International Standards


What will you learn in this course:

  • Students learn and prepare for the American Welding Society - Certified Welding Inspector Examination

  • Students learn the skills of Certified Welding Inspector of American Welding society

  • Students learn the Welding Inspection Technology as per the AWS and International Standards

  • Students learn the welding fundamentals, terms and definitions, welding processes, nondestructive examination, procedures, symbols, calculations.

  • Students learn safety practices, and duties and responsibilities of a CWI.

  • Students learn practical hands-on test to find the ability of visually identify welding discontinuities and to determine the acceptance or rejection of a weld.

  • Students learn the proficiency, ability of evaluation of test results with open book of Code application with a selected code application like....


What are the prerequisites for this course?

  • Degree or Diploma or Trade Certificate in Mechanical or Welding Engineering, with 2 to 3 years of Industrial experience in Welding or Engineering. Teaching experience will also be considered.
AWS - Certified Welding Inspector Examination Preparation Course- Welding Processes-Part-1


Check out the detailed breakdown of what’s inside the course

Introduction about CWI -AWS
2 Lectures
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Welding Processes- Part-1
3 Lectures
Welding Electrodes and Consumables
2 Lectures

Instructor Details

Dr Faizuddin Syed

Dr Faizuddin Syed

Senior Certified Welding Inspector and Educator - AWS. OSHA-501, Authorized Trainer,USA. Professor in Mechanical and Safety Engineering

                                                                                                        About me

· 11 Years as Supervisor / Engineer at India in Heavy Fabrications, Welding, erections, and Shutdown maintenance in Oil and Refineries.

· 3 years of experience as Training Manager at Indonesia

· 7 years of experience as Training Superintendent at India in the private Industrial Training Institute.

· 6 years experience as Department Head for Welding and Mechanical Instructor in a Vocational Training Institute at Oman.

· 9 Months of experience as a Welding Instructor in a vocational Training Institute in Oman.

· 6 years worked as Competency and Training & Development Specialist/Coordinator at Dubai for HSE and Technical Training Development, and Competency Assurance for the Eastern Hemisphere (Dubai, Baku, Batam) of J Ray McDermott Middle East,. Coordination with training and Development staff in different locations of the Hemisphere for the implementation of Training, Development, and Competency Assurance strategies and procedures, for Company employees, Clients, and Contractors. McDermott Training Department is a Registered Centre with EAL (Engineering and Marine Training Authority Awards Ltd,. UK.) for NVQ and Competency Awards. The complete Competency Assessments system and methodology were introduced by me in 2002.

· Approved Senior Mechanical Inspection Engineer for Petroleum Development Oman.

· Worked with Petroleum Development Oman (various desert sites) for 3 years as Company representative for Quality Audits, QA/QC Inspections of Mechanical equipment and Machinery, welding, fabrication, erection of Oil storage tanks, underground and above-ground pipelines, Erection, repair and maintenance of Beam pumps and related pipelines. Construction and commissioning of Gathering Stations and Site HSE Training and compliance and Competency Assurance. On Job Training for the Arab candidates.


· For the last 10 years working as Professor in Mechanical Engineering in an Engineering College (JNT University, Anantapur, AP) and NEBOSH trainer for B Tech candidates

· For the last 8 years worked as Visiting Professor for Oilwell Drilling Technology and Oil well production Technology, Oil and Gas series Electrical Safety and Electrical Hazardous Area Equipment subjects at Meridian School of Oil and Gas, Chennai.

· Working as Chief Advisor for International Journal for Multidisciplinary Scientific Research. www.ijamsr.com

Working as Committee Member / Expert Reviewer for

Academic Exchange Information Centre (AEIC), CHINA.

Professional Expertise

· Working as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for M/S. Merittrac (P) Ltd., Bangalore, India.

Working as Consultant & Quality Inspector (OIL & GAS STREAM), City and Guilds, London (UK), for IVQ 8510, Advanced Diploma in Oil and Gas and HSE, for Manipal-City & Guilds Skills Training Private Limited,( A Venture of Manipal University)

· Worked as External Verifier and Quality Inspector for City and Guilds London, UK, exams in IVQ Construction Industry (Advanced Diploma level) for the Middle East.

· Working as Assessor and Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Skills India Private Ltd., New Delhi.

· Working as Technical Consultant for TAAL Tech India Private Limited, Bangalore.

· Working as an approved Online Trainer and Councilor by b-best.EU Belgium, for IELTS / TOEFL

· Conducted Train the trainer program at Dubai, Indonesia, Azerbaijan and Singapore


Technical and Teaching Qualifications:

1. Diploma In Mechanical Engineering

State Board of Technical Education, Hyderabad, INDIA

2. Associate Examination of the Institute of Structural Engineers, Calcutta. (INDIA)

Institute of Structural Engineers. (INDIA)

3. 4-year Graduate Program in Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Capitol University, USA.(Dubai Centre, Knowledge village)

4. 2 year Post Graduate Program in Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Capitol University, USA. .(Dubai Centre, Knowledge village)

5. 2 years Post Graduate Program in Master of Science in Occupational Health and Safety

Concordia University. .(Dubai Centre, Knowledge village)

6. MBA in Human Resources Awarded by ABET International Open University, California, USA. (Dubai Centre, Knowledge village)

7. PhD in Mechanical Engineering

Capitol University, USA. .(Dubai Centre, Knowledge village)

8. Certified (TEFL) Teaching English as a Foreign Language Teacher

London Teacher Training College. UK

9. Certified (TESL) Teaching English as a Second Language Teacher

Alison, Ireland

10. Certified On-Line Tutor. Level-3, awarded by City and Guilds, UK,

City and Guilds, UK

11. NVQ Trainer & Assessor Award D32/33

Royal Society Of Arts, UK.

12. NVQ Internal Verifier Award D34

Engineering and Marine Training authority Ltd., . the UK

13. NVQ Level-4, Learning and Development Coordinator

Engineering and Marine Training Authority Ltd., , UK

14. Senior Certified Welding Inspector

American Welding Society.

15. Certified Welding Educator

American Welding Society

16. OSHA-501, Authorized Safety Trainer For General Industry

OSHA, US Department of Labour

17. Level – 2, NDT Inspector- RT-MT-PT, of American Society

American Society for Non-Destructive Testing (ASNT)

18. QMS - ISO 9001-2000 Lead Auditor

BSI Management Systems Training, UK.

19. Six Sigma Green Belt by BSI Management Systems Training, UK

BSI Management Systems Training, UK



Present from 28/8/2011

DBS Institute of Technology, KAVALI, Nellore, AP, India.

Approved by All India Council of Technical Education, Delhi.. JNT University, Anantapur, AP

As Professor in Mechanical Engineering

From 2011

1. Meridian School of Oil and Gas, Chennai.

2. Annes Academy, Kanyakumari.

Visiting Professor for Oil Well Production

Technology and Oilwell Drilling Technology

From Dec 2010 To Feb2011

Saudi Petroleum Services Polytechnic, Dammam. SA

Mechanical Instructor/Assessor/ Internal Verifier

23/12/08 To 30/7/2011

Petroleum Development of Oman (3rd Party Inspections Velosi LLC contract)

Company Representative / Senior Mechanical Inspection Engineer (Interior Sites)

7/10/02 To 20/11/08

J Ray McDermott Middle East Inc., Dubai

HR-Training Department, Senior Professional Grade-B

Jun 2001 To Apr 2002

National Training Institute, Oman

Mechanical/Welding Instructor /Assessor / Verifier.

Sept,1995To Jul 2000

Technical Training Institute, Oman

Dept., Head/ Trainer Mechanical/Welding / Assessor / Verifier / Instructor/

Dec 1988 To June 1995

Oxford India Institute of Technology, Madras, India.

Trades Superintendent (Craftsmen training)

Oct,1985 To Nov,1988

PT Textima Group of Industries, Indonesia

Manager (Training & QC)

Mar 1978 To Apr 1984

Prestige Group of Industries, Indore, India

Manager (QA/ QC)

Apr 1974 To Feb 1978

Coromandel Steels Ltd, Madras, India

Shift supervisor

Jun1967 To Feb 1974

Associate Chemical and Mechanical Engineers, Madras, India

Site supervisor

Madras Atomic Power Project, Kalpakkam.



This is for your kind Information I have many students enrolled in my courses from 32 countries all over the world. 

The following are the enrolled students from the following Countries:


  1. India
  2. United States
  3. United Kingdom
  4. Nigeria
  5. Saudi Arabia
  6. Egypt                                                                                                                                                             
  7. Indonesia    
  8. Senegal
  9. Turkey
  10. South Africa                                                                                                                                                                                                 
  11. United Arab Emirates
  12. Angola
  13. Australia
  14. Azerbaijan
  15. Bangladesh 
  16. Bahrain                                                                                                                  
  17. Brazil
  18. Cameroon
  19. Denmark
  20. Ghana
  21. Greece                                                                                                                                                          
  22. Iraq
  23. Kenya
  24. Kuwait
  25. Morocco
  26. Mexico
  27. Mozambique
  28. Netherlands
  29. Oman
  30. Pakistan
  31. Thailand
  32.  Uganda


My dear students, 

I am a Senior Professor in Mechanical Engineering with a P hD at an Engineering College. I am a Certified Senior Welding Inspector and Educator from the American Welding Society and Certified OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) Trainer from the Ministry of Labour, USA. I am Teaching for both NEBOSH and CWI -AWS. I have more than 40 years of experience in Academic Education, Training and Development and in Oil and Gas Industries 

NEBOSH (UK) and Certified Welding Inspector Qualifications are the most valuable Certifications in the Industries and you have employment opportunities all over the world with highly attractive salaries. Utilise these opportunities and grab the NEBOSH (UK)  and CWI - American Welding Society Certifications.

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