International Professionals: Apply for Reciprocity
Canadian Welding Inspectors (CWB)
Canadian Welding Inspectors who have successfully completed the Canadian Standard CSA W178.2 examination and is currently holding a valid Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) card may apply for the AWS CWI certification through the Reciprocity Program. The Canadian Welding Bureau level II is equivalent to the AWS Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) and level I is equivalent to the Certified Associate Welding Inspector (CAWI).
Under the Reciprocity Program, these individuals are eligible for the Certified Welding Inspector or Certified Associate Welding Inspector certification.
To apply for Reciprocity, please complete the Reciprocity Application (Be sure to check the “1st Time Reciprocity” box in the upper left hand corner of the application). Attach a copy of your CWB certificate card that confirms you are certified to the Canadian Standard CSA W178.2 and shows a current expiration date.
Israeli Welding Inspectors (INWC)
Israeli Welding Inspectors who have successfully completed the INWC certification examination and currently holding a valid INWC certification certificate are eligible to apply for the AWS CWI certification through the Reciprocity Program. Inspectors holding AWS CWI certification may also apply to INWC to gain ICWI certification.
AWS will solely be responsible for issuing CWI certification materials. If the INWC welding inspector wishes to maintain their AWS certification independently, they must apply as a new candidate to AWS, pay full fees, and submit to the full requirements of certification (QC1: Standard for AWS Certification of Welding Inspectors).
To apply for Reciprocity, please complete the Reciprocity Application (Be sure to check the “1st Time Reciprocity” box on the application). Attach a copy of your ICWI certificate card that confirms you are ICWI certified and shows a current expiration date.
Program Forms and Document Downloads
QC1:2016 - Specification for AWS Certification of Welding Inspectors
(Effective Jan 1st, 2017 - Reference for Qualification Criteria)
QC1:2007 - Standard for AWS Certification of Welding Inspectors
(Reference for Exam Preparation Only)
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If you're a veteran with G.I. Bill Benefits, and you're looking for a good job, or you want to change jobs, or if you want to move ahead in your present job, licensing or certification may hold the key for you!
The renewal of your certification is part of the process of maintaining your certification in accordance with AWS QC1, Standard for AWS Certification of Welding Inspectors. In order to maintain your certification status with AWS, you must submit a Reciprocity application and check the box Reciprocity Renewal with proof of continued CWB certification prior to your AWS CWI expiration date.
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