About the National Welding Inspection SchoolAbout the National Welding Inspection School

About the School


A welding inspection course for Pipeline Construction and In-Service welding leading to a Certified Pipeline Welding Inspector’s certificate, (CPWI).

“Welding Inspection for Transmission and Distribution Pipelines” is taught by Mr. John Wormeli who has over 40 years of welding engineering and non-destructive testing experience on pipelines, pressure vessels and piping systems.  John graduated from LeTourneau, Longview, Texas, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Welding Engineering.  He worked for ACF Industries for 5 years and Atlantic Richfield for 13 years, prior to forming the National Welding Inspection School and his consulting business.


Presently John provides consulting services for various companies along with teaching this program. Conducting welding procedure development, preparing welding procedures and developing complete welding and NDT manuals are a part of John’s work assignments.

His experiences as the Senior Welding Engineer on the Alyeska Pipeline Project along with several other major pipeline projects are shared with the attendees during the intensive review of API 1104, ASME B31.4, ASME B31.8, API 5L, DOT 192, DOT 195 and other industry standards.

Since 1977, the National Welding Inspection School has served the Oil and Gas Industry by conducting training programs for more than 20,000 attendees from most of the major companies.

Your consideration of our training programs is very much appreciated.