Certified Welding Inspector Exam Prep Course

Fundamentals of Welding
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40 Hour Practical Hands-On
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An In-Depth Study of AWS D1.1 or API 1104
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Complete CWI Exam Prep Course
Includes Parts A, B, and C
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About Your CWI Instructor

John Pariseau
Meet Your InstructorJohn Pariseau

John Pariseau is the current Director of Curriculum Development at the American Institute of Nondestructive Testing as well as a Subject Matter Expert for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Technical Center of Expertise for Welding & Metallurgy.

He began his career in welding in 1995 as a U.S. Marine in the occupational specialty of 1316 “Metal Worker” where he conducted 5th echelon fabrication & modifications for a vast variety of military components. After being honorably discharged John attended the College of Oceaneering for commercial diving, Nondestructive Testing and underwater welding. In 2001 he received his CWI from AWS and in 2007 his level III certification from ASNT.

His inspection experience has been incredibly diverse and spans multiple industries. He has been the lead inspector for several multi-million-dollar projects including the TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis MN the U.S Consulate in Guangzhou China as well as several high-profile hydraulic structures for the US Army Corps of Engineers.

He was the lead quality assurance specialist for the USACE Welding & Metallurgy TCX and developed the welding inspection and Nondestructive testing training courses for the US Army Corps of Engineers which he has instructed since 2012.

With over 20 years of welding, ndt and inspection experience in the Bridge, Pressure Vessel, Hydraulic, Military and Piping industries, John’s knowledge of welding and NDT makes him an expert in the welding industry.

John serves on the American Welding Societies’ Certification Committee and B1 Methods of Inspection Committee as well as the ASTM E07 Nondestructive Testing and E36 Accreditation & Certification committees and the ASNT Section Operations Council.

John currently holds several technical certifications from various industries including;

  • AWS Senior Certified Welding Inspector (with API 1104, D1.1 and D1.5 endorsements)
  • AWS Certified Radiographic Interpreter
  • ASNT Level III in Ultrasonics, Magnetic Particle, Liquid Penetrant and Visual Testing
  • NACE Level 3 Certified Coating Inspector
  • SSPC Level 3 Protective Coating Inspector
  • ICC Master of Special Inspection

In 2018 John was awarded the Dalton E. Hamilton National CWI of the Year Award from the American Welding Society for outstanding contribution to the science of welding inspection.

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Our CWI Exam Prep Course can be purchased as a complete package or as individual modules.

A Fundamentals
B Practical
C Code Book

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