CSWIP 3.1

Overview

FOREWORD The Certification Scheme for Personnel (CSWIP) is a comprehensive scheme which provides for the examination and certification of individuals seeking to demonstrate their knowledge and/or competence in their field of operation. The scope of CSWIP includes among others, Welding Inspectors, Welding Supervisors, Welding Instructors, Welding Examiners, Welding Quality Control Co-ordinators, Heat Treatment Operatives, Cathodic Inspection personnel, Plant Inspectors, Underwater Inspectors, Plastics Welders and NDT personnel. CSWIP is managed by the Certification Management Board, which acts as the Governing Board for Certification, in keeping with the requirements of the industries served by the scheme. The Certification Management Board, in turn, appoints specialist Management Committees to oversee specific parts of the scheme. All CSWIP Boards and Committees comprise member representatives of relevant industrial and other interests. TWI Certification Ltd is accredited by UKAS to BS EN ISO/IEC 17024 for certification of personnel. TWI Certification Ltd understands the importance of impartiality in carrying out its certification activities, managing conflict of interest and ensuring the objectivity of all its certification activities, in accordance with BS EN ISO/IEC 17024. The current document covers the Certification of Visual Welding Inspectors, Welding Inspectors and Senior Welding Inspectors. There are two categories of Senior Welding Inspector: one with Radiographic Interpretation and one without. The requirements governing Registration of Visual Welding Inspectors, Welding Inspectors and Senior Welding Inspectors are detailed in separate documents: CSWIP-WI-1-91 Part 1 and Part 2. Success in the appropriate CSWIP Certification examination is one of the prerequisites of Registration. Registration is strongly recommended as it helps to satisfy the CSWIP certificate renewal requirements, see Clause 4.5.1 ACCESS TO CERTIFICATION Access to certification schemes is not improperly restricted. The sole criteria for certification are given in the document (and any subsequent amendments) and no other criteria will be applied. Certification is not conditional on the candidate applying for other services or membership from TWI Certification Ltd, its parent, or any other groups or associations. 1. General 1.1 Scope This document prescribes procedures by which personnel may be examined, and, if successful, certificated for the duties of Visual Welding Inspector, Welding Inspector or Senior Welding Inspector, as defined in Clause 1.2. This document does not purport to cover personnel who do not have the responsibilities defined in Clause 1.2. The examinations are primarily intended for fusion welded steel construction, but endorsements are available for other material groups. There are recognition arrangements between TWI Certification Ltd and other Welding Inspector Certification Schemes: details of which can be found at www.cswip.com This scheme is not normally intended to apply to engineers or engineering surveyors concerned with the total certification of the plant. 1.2 Responsibilities of personnel Typical areas of work activity of personnel for whom CSWIP welding inspector certifications would be suitable are given below

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Why CSWIP 3.1 Welding Inspector Course ?

FOREWORD The Certification Scheme for Personnel (CSWIP) is a comprehensive scheme which provides for the examination and certification of individuals seeking to demonstrate their knowledge and/or competence in their field of operation. The scope of CSWIP includes among others, Welding Inspectors, Welding Supervisors, Welding Instructors, Welding Examiners, Welding Quality Control Co-ordinators, Heat Treatment Operatives, Cathodic Inspection personnel, Plant Inspectors, Underwater Inspectors, Plastics Welders and NDT personnel. CSWIP is managed by the Certification Management Board, which acts as the Governing Board for Certification, in keeping with the requirements of the industries served by the scheme. The Certification Management Board, in turn, appoints specialist Management Committees to oversee specific parts of the scheme. All CSWIP Boards and Committees comprise member representatives of relevant industrial and other interests. TWI Certification Ltd is accredited by UKAS to BS EN ISO/IEC 17024 for certification of personnel. TWI Certification Ltd understands the importance of impartiality in carrying out its certification activities, managing conflict of interest and ensuring the objectivity of all its certification activities, in accordance with BS EN ISO/IEC 17024. The current document covers the Certification of Visual Welding Inspectors, Welding Inspectors and Senior Welding Inspectors. There are two categories of Senior Welding Inspector: one with Radiographic Interpretation and one without. The requirements governing Registration of Visual Welding Inspectors, Welding Inspectors and Senior Welding Inspectors are detailed in separate documents: CSWIP-WI-1-91 Part 1 and Part 2. Success in the appropriate CSWIP Certification examination is one of the prerequisites of Registration. Registration is strongly recommended as it helps to satisfy the CSWIP certificate renewal requirements, see Clause 4.5.1 ACCESS TO CERTIFICATION Access to certification schemes is not improperly restricted. The sole criteria for certification are given in the document (and any subsequent amendments) and no other criteria will be applied. Certification is not conditional on the candidate applying for other services or membership from TWI Certification Ltd, its parent, or any other groups or associations. 1. General 1.1 Scope This document prescribes procedures by which personnel may be examined, and, if successful, certificated for the duties of Visual Welding Inspector, Welding Inspector or Senior Welding Inspector, as defined in Clause 1.2. This document does not purport to cover personnel who do not have the responsibilities defined in Clause 1.2. The examinations are primarily intended for fusion welded steel construction, but endorsements are available for other material groups. There are recognition arrangements between TWI Certification Ltd and other Welding Inspector Certification Schemes: details of which can be found at www.cswip.com This scheme is not normally intended to apply to engineers or engineering surveyors concerned with the total certification of the plant. 1.2 Responsibilities of personnel Typical areas of work activity of personnel for whom CSWIP welding inspector certifications would be suitable are given below