CSWIP Welding Inspector 3.1

International certification for the Welding Inspector status

The CSWIP 3.1 - Welding Inspector Level 2 certification is recognised internationally in many industrial sectors and is among the most sought-after by leading global operators in the Oil & Gas and Power Generation sectors.
RINA issues this certification to those who have attended a TWI licensing course and passed the relevant exam.
The course lasts 40 hours (over 5 working days) and includes a theoretical part in the field of welding inspection, and a number of practical exercises for exam preparation. The course and exam are in Italian.

Course Aims

  • Understand the factors that affect the quality of the steel fusion welding
  • recognise the characteristics of the most common welding processes in relation to quality control
  • interpreting drawing instructions and symbols to ensure that the specifications are met
  • manage and report the inspections of welded joints, macrographs and other mechanical tests
  • evaluate a weld according to the acceptability criteria and draw up a report
  • confirm the quality of the starting material
  • recognise the effect of deviations from the specification on welding quality.

Certification Procedure

For enrolment, contact the course manager for the offer, the enrolment form, and the required documentation list. The course is divided into 5 working days and the sixth day is reserved for the examination.


We operate as a TWI Training Agent, a training centre authorised by TWI to operate in Italy. We organise over 15 courses in Italian, scheduled annually at various venues throughout the country.
We provide our expertise in the field of welding with the support of highly qualified training staff, approved directly by the TWI.


What are the requirements to access the course?
Access requirements are based solely on experience: minimum 3 years in the field of welding inspection activity, or a minimum of 5 years as an instructor or supervisor / chief of a welding department.

How do I know if there are any short courses in the geographic area of my interest?
You can see the list of courses on the calendar attached.

What kind of certification do I obtain after the examination?
“CSWIP Certificate of Proficiency” as a Welding Inspector and a personal identity card for quick proof of your professional qualification.

How long does the certificate last?
The certification has a five-year duration, renewed on presenting the relevant documents.

What are the costs of the course and the exam?
You can request a quote by contacting the course manager directly.


Dates Venue Exam date Examination type
20 - 23 January  RINA Office Taranto 24 January 3.1 Cswip
17 - 20 February  RINA Office Venice 21 February 3.1 Cswip
09 - 12 March RINA Office Siracusa 13 March 3.1 Cswip
23 - 26 March RINA OfficesGenoa 27 March 3.1 Cswip
20 - 23 April  CFS Rome 24 April 3.1 Cswip
18 - 21 May  Centro Formazione Off Shore Ravenna 22 May 3.1 Cswip
25 - 28 May RINA Office Milan 29 May 3.1 Cswip
08 - 11 June  RINA Office Livorno 12 June 3.1 Cswip
15 - 18 June  Emmegi - Fisciano (SA) 19 June 3.1 Cswip
22 - 25 June  IST NDT Cagliari Sarroch 26 June 3.1 Cswip
06 - 09 July AQC Naples 10 July 3.1 Cswip
20 - 23 July  CND Studio Milan 24 July 3.1 Cswip
21 - 24 September RINA Office Genoa 25 September 3.1 Cswip
05 - 08 October RINA Office Taranto 09 October 3.1 Cswip
19 - 22 October RINA Office Siracusa 23 October 3.1 Cswip
16 - 19 November  RINA Office Venice 20 November 3.1 Cswip
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