Welding Inspection Basics

Expert Curated Digital Flashcards

Welding Inspection Basics (CWI)

Are you interested in becoming a Certified Welding Inspector (CWI)? This set of over 1,000 flashcards comprehensively covers the basics of weld inspection. Mastering these cards will all but ensure that you pass the American Welding Society’s (AWS) Fundamental Exam. 


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Memorizing the body of knowledge for the AWS CWI Fundamentals 150-question exam can be overwhelming. But with 1,000+ cards covering nine subjects, the Weld Inspection Basics flashcards let you break up your studies into ‘bite-sized’ pieces. Curated by an AWS CWI who teaches an Inspection Training Program and is also a specialty welder, these flashcards will help you study the right material, faster.

What’s great about this app as opposed to physical study cards is that Brainscape allows you to study one subject at a time, then mix and match them as you conquer the material. The app also allows you to track your progress by rating your mastery of each card and you can compare yourself to other learners in real-time.

This Brainscape Welding Inspection Basics class includes comprehensive decks on the following subjects: Nondestructive Examination, Metallurgy, Welding and Cutting Processes, Symbols, Visual Examination and Discontinuities, Safety, Destructive Testing, Terminology and Joint Design, and Math and Measuring. Our flashcards make studying for the CWI exam easy and convenient. The material aligns with both the AWS ‘Body of Knowledge’ and Madskills’ CWI training class.

But How Much Does Memorization Matter?

The AWS CWI Fundamentals exam is closed-book, 150 questions in 2-hours. You have less than a minute to answer each question so you either know it, or you don’t. Without the knowledge presented in this class, you won’t have a fair shot at passing Part A of the CWI exam. As the world’s most effective memory-building tool, Brainscape is the perfect resource for building the Fundamental foundation.

Maximize Your Score Potential

We all know that studying for the AWS CWI exam is time-consuming, inconvenient, and scary. But what if you could get the same comprehensive content that you’d see in the best prep books - without having to take practice test after practice test and wait to get your grade? What if the peace of mind of knowing you’re studying the right material, at the right depth, was something you could carry in your pocket?

Great news! With Brainscape’s Welding Inspection Basics flashcards, you can. Brainscape partnered with Caity ‘Madskills’ Brown, a welding professional who started her CWI training program in 2015, to write and carefully organize over 1,000 flashcards. This collection also underwent meticulous scrutiny of other inspection professionals and was compared to other available materials.

Pairing Brainscape's adaptive learning platform with the detailed knowledge of industry professionals has helped hundreds of students. Now we want to help YOU improve your score with the highest level of expertise available. After all, practice makes perfect and convenience is the key!

Welding Inspection Basics includes:

  • 1000+ dynamic flashcards with in-depth coverage of every Welding Inspection Basics subject

  • A special focus on the AWS CWI Fundamentals exam

  • A customized flashcard repetition algorithm that cuts your memorization time dramatically

  • Ongoing feedback, statistics, and visualization tools to help you track your progress

How to Study

You can easily get started studying online for FREE and sync your study progress between the Brainscape website and iPhone or Android app. If you agree with the highest scoring CWI students that Brainscape is the most effective way to study, then you can upgrade for full access to the flashcards.

Student Testimonials

  • “The flash cards tested what I had learned from my reading, and built my confidence. When I took the fundamentals test it was a breeze in large part because of the flash cards. The other positive to the flashcards is that you can download the app on your phone and flip through them whenever you get time. I would also go through the flashcards on my computer as if I was taking a test and time myself which gave me an idea of how well I knew the material and how fast I could get through it.” - Jacob M.

  • “The flashcard app was a very convenient addition to the curriculum. I used it mostly before I went to bed each night and during lunch breaks at work. Awesome info in a convenient handheld package that flowed well with the rest of the course.” - Felicia T.





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Lessons in this Class

# Deck Name Num. of Cards

Nondestructive Examination (Nde)

Master PT, MT, ET, RT, UT and VT.



Learn about lattice structures, alloys and heat control.


Welding & Cutting Processes




Visual Examination And Discontinuities




Destructive Testing


Math & Measuring



Terminology And Joint Geometry