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Part A of the CWI Exam - Online Training Course

Your personal tutor and 30 hours of engaging online training.

Our CWI training course for Part A of the CWI exam is fully online. You don’t have to travel anywhere. You can take the course from your home or anywhere that has an internet connection.

The course consists of 12 modules.

  1. CWI Certification & Responsibilities
  2. Intro to Arc Welding
  3. Arc Welding Processes
  4. Other Metal Joining/Cutting Processes
  5. Weld Joints, Types, & Symbols
  6. Nondestructive Examination Methods
  7. Identifying Discontinuities
  8. Determining Material Properties with Destructive Testing
  9. Metallurgy & Stress Relief
  10. Welding Safety
  11. Welding Equations & Governing Documents
  12. CWI Part A Test Taking Tips

Our training works because it has hundreds of practice questions. After each of the first 11 modules, you will take a quiz to make sure you understand and remember the material from that particular module.

Research from educational psychologists shows that taking quizzes on a regular basis is a great way to learn. The quizzes in this course are very important for letting you know if you understood the material. If you did well on the quiz, you can move on to the next module. But if you missed a lot of questions, we recommend reviewing the module again.

At the end of the last module, you’ll take a 150-question timed practice test that is similar to the real exam. The questions of the practice test come from a question bank. Therefore, if you take the practice test multiple times, you will see different questions each time.

We also have demonstration videos showing weld processes and NDE (nondestructive examination). These videos will help you understand important concepts.

You’ll get 90 days of access with this course so you’ll have plenty of time to prepare for the test.

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References Needed

AWS A2.4: 2012 - Standard Symbols for Welding, Brazing, and Nondestructive Examination

AWS A2.4

Welding Inspection Technology (Optional)

Welding Inspection Technology

This book is optional. You should purchase it only if you want to read the material from a printed source. We cover what you need to know from it within our course.

30 Hours of Online Training

This is a comprehensive 30-hour course that has been approved by the American Welding Society (AWS) to grant PDHs or Professional Development Hours. When you complete the training, you will receive 30 PDHs and a course completion certificate.

With 30 hours of instruction, this course has all you need to pass Part A.

We also offer online CWI training for all three parts of the CWI exam. You can buy each part separately, or purchase all three at a discounted price. Click here to learn more.


I Passed CWI on My First Attempt

I would like to inform you that I have cleared my CWI exam. I got the result two days ago. Thanks for your help, and thanks to Matt too.

I did all of the three parts, and this was my first attempt.

Rushabh S.
Philadelphia, PA

I Passed Parts A and C of the CWI Exam

Matt and Gabe, I recently took the CWI exam and passed parts A and C. I missed one question on part B! Apart from some AWS slipups in exam administration, I'm content with the A and C results since I've never been around welding before.

Mark S.
Seattle, WA

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