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1,001 Questions & Answers for the CWI Exam: Welding Metallurgy and Visual Inspection Study Guide

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AWS (The American Welding Society) is the worldwide leader in certification programs for the welding industry.  Since the CWI (Certified Welding Inspectors) program inception in 1976, AWS has certified more than 100,000 welding inspectors alone, plus thousands more working professionals across other certification categories. AWS conducts exams in locations around the world, including 550 U.S. sites and 40 countries each year.
Many candidates mistakenly assume their field experience is enough to obtain certification, only to end up frustrated when they fail to pass their exam. Certification exams are intentionally comprehensive to ensure the welding industry the high-quality personnel needed to handle these complex roles.
The process requires almost everyone to prepare to some extent – even those with years of experience:
  • How much preparation? It depends upon your current skills and knowledge.
  • Are the rewards worth it? The rewards are often worth the time you invest: certification can boost your earnings significantly and expand your career opportunities.
While there are a few books that can be purchased from the AWS and outside sources on the CWI exam, there are no publications dedicated to helping CWI candidates pass the exam. This title was written for that express purpose.
This work is a comprehensive collection of preparatory exam questions and answers for welders, inspectors, students, or anyone interested in the welding metallurgical field.  The work boasts appendices that include tables, formulas, lists of organizations and major corporations employing welders and inspectors. 

About the Author

David R.  Quinonez has over 25 years of experience in welding, welding inspection, and nondestructive testing. He is currently a quality inspector performing dimensional, welding inspection, and nondestructive testing. His level II certifications include UT, MT, and PT. Past certifications also included level II RT, ET, ASNT level III MT, PT, and AWS-CWI.

As a former civil service worker, Mr. Quinonez’s initial experience in nondestructive testing began while working on nuclear submarines and aircraft carriers. Subsequent positions included NDT and welding inspection on Rolls Royce gas turbine engines, F-22 stealth fighter airframes, missile defense, commercial/military rocket programs, pipeline, and structural steel on private sector and public works projects.


Customer Review


Excellent Book for those of us studying for the inspector exam, & all in our field !!

In preparing for the exam there are many areas of expertise we need to encompass, David's book is well written. It has a clear table of contents, as well as tables and formulas, the benefit of a sample exam that covers so many areas of essential materials is proving...

by deegoble, September 9, 2018


It’s alright

Wish I had more material to study

by Loyalty0807, February 21, 2020


A must have for studying part A of the exam.

I found the book to be very informative. I like that the subjects are listed in the contents page, so if you need help with weld symbols for example, you can go straight to that chapter. I think the book is a great tool for studying the fundamental portion of the exam.

by John W., August 23, 2018


Great book for prepping for CWI exam.

Great knowledge.

by drew, September 8, 2018


This should be titled 1001 questions and answers to study ...

This should be titled 1001 questions and answers to study if you want to fail the CWI! I have been a CWI for many years and teach CWI prep courses. 70 percent of the questions in this book have no relevance to the cwi, 20 percent of the questions are just plain wrong and...

by JParis, August 3, 2018


What a great study guide!

This book is an excellent tool for those that want to pass the CWI exam fundamentals section or anyone that wants to know more about metals and metal working, especially welding and welding inspection information. I am an SCWI and a welding instructor and this book has...

by Amazon Customer, September 9, 2018


Excellent resource!!!

This book is the ultimate welder’s go to book to prepare for the CWI exam! Well written and nicely organized. Couldn’t have passed the exam without this book! A lifesaver! The section on welding symbols was especially useful!

by Katie P., May 5, 2020


Really helped

This book really helps understand everything that has to do with the CWI exam. If you need help on passing the CWI exam this is the book for you.

by Lyle, August 15, 2018

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