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The ability to accurately size and monitor pre-existing or growing discontinuities in welds, such as cracking, porosity, incomplete penetration, inclusions and lack of sidewall fusion is important for the Oil and Gas, Wind Energy and Construction Industries. Companies require certification of their inspectors to be able to perform a professional and reliable welding inspection.

SGS Industrial Services offers Welding Inspector Training certified by the American Welding Society (AWS) on a regular basis. For 2010, SGS has scheduled nine Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) Courses and Certification Exams (PDF 117 KB) in Colombia, Peru, the Dominican Republic and Spain. Further CWI courses and certification exams will be offered in Panama, Ecuador, Argentina and Thailand.

The training program prepares candidates for the AWS Certified Welding Inspector examination. Participants receive comprehensive welding inspection training and practical exercises in welding processes and procedures. This training includes, among other topics, welding inspection technology and Visual Inspection workshops.

In addition, SGS offers Certified Welding Educator (CWE) training and examination which is geared for welding professionals who aim to work specifically in the welding education field. This AWS certification confirms their ability, talent and knowledge to specifically perform operations associated with welding training and classroom instruction.

SGS has been an authorized agent of the American Welding Society since 2005 and trains and certifies welding inspectors on behalf of AWS. The AWS is a non-profit making organization which aims to advance the science, technology and application of welding and related joining disciplines. The AWS Certified Welding Inspector Certification is a widely recognized qualification and is accepted worldwide in the welding industry. Industry professionals who qualify for CWI are highly regarded and sought after throughout the Welding and QA/QC industry because certification meets stringent requirements.

SGS not only provides AWS Certified Welding Inspector training and examinations but also internationally recognized training and certification services in Non-Destructive Testing as well as NDT Services.

Offering Training Services is a key part of SGS’ strategy to improve quality and safety around the world. SGS trains and certifies people to the highest inspection standards on all continents.

To obtain more information about the Certified Welding Inspector Training and Examination Schedule for 2010 and to learn how to register for a course, visit the SGS Training Calendar.

For more information please contact:

Diana Susana Pérez Gándara Capacitación
Product Manager

SGS Colombia S.A.
Centro de Formación Carrera14# 86A-86
Bogotá, Colombia
t: +57 1 5930170 Ext. 2017
m: +3208597324
Website: www.sgs.com/ndt

About SGS

The SGS Group is the global leader and innovator in inspection, verification, testing and certification services. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognized as the global benchmark in quality and integrity. With more than 59,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,000 offices and laboratories around the world.