AWS - QC1:2016
Standard for AWS Certification of Welding Inspectors
|Publication Date:||1 January 2016|
|ICS Code (Welding, brazing and soldering in general):||25.160.01|
1.1 This specification establishes the requirements for American Welding Society (AWS) certification of welding inspection personnel. It describes how personnel are certified, and the principles of conduct and practice by which certification may be maintained. Any oral or written claim of certification under the guidelines established herein shall be made only by those individual SCWIs, CWIs, and CAWIs who are, at the time of the claim, current and in compliance with all sections of this specification. This specification meets or exceeds the requirements of AWS B5.1:2013, Specification for the Qualification of Welding Inspectors. This specification supersedes AWS QC1:2007. 1.2 The three levels of certification are Senior Certified Welding Inspector (SCWI), Certified Welding Inspector (CWI), and Certified Associate Welding Inspector (CAWI). 1.3 In the certification process, AWS conducts an examination to determine a person's general knowledge of welding inspection and related technical areas. No determination is made of an individual's capabilities in applying that knowledge within a specific work environment or under actual working conditions. 1.4 It shall be the responsibility of the employer to determine that the SCWI/CWI/CAWI is capable of performing the duties involved in his or her particular welding inspection assignment. 1.5 This specification is intended to supplement the requirements of an employer, code, or other documents and shall not be construed as a preemption of the employer's responsibility for the work or for the performance of the work. 1.6 Statement on Safety. Safety and health issues and concerns are beyond the scope of this specification and therefore are not addressed herein. Safety and health information is available from the following sources: American Welding Society: (1) ANSI Z49.1, Safety in Welding, Cutting, and Allied Processes (2) AWS Safety and Health Fact Sheets (3) Other safety and health information on the AWS web site Material or Equipment Manufacturers: (1) Safety Data Sheets supplied by materials manufacturers (2) Operating Manuals supplied by equipment manufacturers 1.7 Verb Usage. As used in this specification, the word shall denotes a requirement; the word should denotes a guideline; and the word may denotes an obligation to make a choice.
This specification defines the requirements and program for the American Welding Society to certify welding inspectors. The certification of visual welding inspectors requires documentation of... View More
This specification defines the requirements and program for the American Welding Society to certify welding inspectors. The certification of visual welding inspectors requires documentation of experience, satisfactory completion of an examination, and proof of visual acuity. The examination tests the inspector's knowledge of welding processes, welding procedures, destructive tests, terms, definitions, symbols, reports, safety, and responsibilities.View Less