Programme Title

Certified International Welding Inspector: CSWIP 3.1 Welding Inspector Program  

Target Industry

Oil and Gas Industry,Power (nuclear, fossil, renewables), Aerospace, Construction, Automotive  

Target Group

Malaysians old who have a keen interest to improve themselves further. It is an upgrading / up skilling program designed specifically for the oil and gas industry. The ideal targeted scholars for this Program will be Malaysian graduates with a bachelor degree in engineering or equivalent, graduates with a diploma in engineering or equivalent or those without degree / diploma but having more than 2 years of working experience in the related field from around the country  

Course Content/Outline

Inspection engineers and supervisory staff. The course is ideal for inspectors requiring preparation for the CSWIP examinations – Welding Inspector. Those with little or no previous welding experience are advised to attend the Certificate in Visual Inspection of Welds course to prepare for this course.  

Course Content:

The duties and responsibilities of a welding inspector; fusion welding processes; typical weld defects; types of steel; carbon-manganese, low alloy and stainless steels; hardening of steels; weldability; heat treatment; parent metal defects; visual inspection; testing parent metals and welds; destructive tests; NDT techniques; welder and procedure approval; codes and standards; outline of safe working practices; practice in examination questions; continuous and end-of-course assessment. In addition, candidates meeting the CSWIP requirements for eligibility complete the relevant CSWIP examination on day 5.  

Certification/Awarding Body:

Course Objectives:

• To understand factors which influence the quality of fusion welds in steels • To recognise characteristics of commonly used welding processes in relation to quality control • To interpret drawing instructions and symbols to ensure that specifications are met • To set up and report on inspection of welds, macrosections and other mechanical tests • To assess and report on welds to acceptance levels • To confirm that incoming material meets stipulated requirements and recognise the effects on weld quality of departure from specification • To be in a position to pass the Welding Inspector – Level 2 examinations * Please refer to Appendix C  

Skill Area

The skill areas covered under this program would be under Inspection / Engineering / Quality Assurance  

Certification Body

Certification/Awarding Body:   CSWIP – Certification of competence for critical engineering occupations CSWIP is an internationally recognized mark of competence for people engaged in welding and inspection related jobs in manufacturing, constructing, operating or repairing high integrity welded structures, plant or components. It is a world leader in its field with over 15,000 certified individuals worldwide. All CSWIP Schemes are developed by an industry stakeholder group All CSWIP Schemes are operated under the direction of a Management Committee of industry representatives All CSWIP training courses and examinations are reviewed, assessed and approved by industry experts    
Industry specified/Industry managed:Competence assessment
  • Competences specified for role or scope of work
  • Access conditions
  • Examination
Competence verification
  • Compliance verification (education, training, skills and experience)
  • Surveillance
Competence assurance
  • Periodic renewal – currency & recency
  • Code of conduct
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  CSWIP Approved Training Competent Instructors and Invigilators Industry approved courses and examinations Audited processes and venues Regular performance review and updating CSWIP Certification of Welding Inspection Personnel CSWIP 3.0 Visual Welding Inspector, 3.1 Welding Inspector, and 3.2 Senior Welding Inspector: International ‘Best Practice’ in personnel certification Experience exceeding 40 years in delivering competence assurance to industry Universally respected by specifiers, employers, individuals, and customers Graduates from this Program would be receiving the CSWIP 3.1 Welding Inspector certificate upon passing the examination. Certification Scheme for Personnel (CSWIP) provides internationally recognised, role-specific competence for people engaged in welding, joining, materials integrity and inspection in manufacturing, construction, operation or repair of high integrity structures, plant or machinery. CSWIP certification schemes are UKAS-accredited to ISO/IEC 17024, the international standard for personnel certification. CSWIP certification is being offered in this Program as it is the leading certification scheme when it comes to welding inspection. The main Oil & Gas players in the country, namely Petronas, Shell and ExxonMobil, has indicated in its Technical Specification Documents that it is mandatory for someone who is in this field, albeit directly employed, employed by main contractors or sub contractors, to have the CSWIP certification. Samples of respective technical specifications for Petronas, Shell and ExxonMobil to support the statement above ( Please refer to Attachment E1 )  

Certification Process

A examination will be carried out at the end of program and participants who pass the examination will receive their certificate. (Please refer to Attachment D1 for Certification Appointment Letter)  


2 Weeks  


This training delivery includes lecture, group discussion, practical exercises and slide presentation.