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CWI Training

Not sure what it takes to be a CWI?

Weld Inspection Course

If your main concern is to JUST pass the AWS CWI exam, please sign up with any other training program. If you want to learn and understand practical welding inspection as well as prepare for the CWI exam, then Madskills is right for you!

We offer Weld Inspection Training for both companies and individuals which can be used to prepare for the AWS Certified Welding Inspector exam. By offering private tutoring as well as group classes, evenings and weekends, our classes are both flexible and customizable to fit your needs. We even offer homework and practice exams which can be emailed!

Pre-class Homework, 8-day Training and AWS Exam:


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Our training is based on the AWS CWI ‘Body of Knowledge’ which can be broken down and studied modularly in any or all the following:

  • Welding Symbols
  • Common Welding Processes
  • Weld and Base Metal Discontinuities
  • Welding Metallurgy
  • Welding Procedure Specification
  • Procedure Qualification Record
  • Welder Qualification
  • Hands-on Weld Inspection Training
  • Proper Usage of Inspection Tools
  • API 1104 & AWS D1.1 Code Clinics


In House Training

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We will travel anywhere in the world and customize the class to fit your schedule.


“Course materials & practice tests are better than any other group out there.”

Matt C.

Class of May 2018

“Strongly recommend Madskills to anyone wanting to take CWI courses. Instructor has great knowledge & understanding to help prepare you for the exam.”

Jesus Y.

Class of February 2018

“Great instructor, well taught course, encouraged student interaction & questions. Lots of real good questions to make ya think.”

Tim B.

Class of November 2017

“I have learned more from this instructor than any AWS or other instructors. I will be recommending this course to everybody I know who is pursuing their CWI.”

Michael L.

Class of November 2017

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Registration is NOW OPEN for these Weld Inspection Classes

Shreveport—January 8 – 16, 2022*

Anchorage — January 24 February 3, 2022*

Houston—March 5 – 13, 2022*

Casper—April 2 – 10, 2022*

Houston—April 30 – May 8, 2022*

Houston—August 20 – 28, 2022*

*All classes include AWS CWI Exam

All classes include 40+ hours of homework, hands-on inspection training, hundreds of practice questions, & full-length practice exams.

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Pre-class Homework

Each student will complete, at a minimum, one assignment for each portion of the exam before the start of class. All assignments are emailed, and questions handled by conference call. Hundreds of flashcards available to study for free on your smartphone.

The sooner you sign up, the sooner you start studying!