Our Phone Number Has Changed: (979) 289-9000
NEW Re-Certification Program For Certified Plant and Pipeline / Pipeline Welding Inspector (CPWI)™
™As of May 1, 2012, in order to be eligible for the re-certification program, students must be able to provide documentation, in the form of registration card or diploma/certificate, of your Certified Pipeline Welding Inspector (CPWI)™ card. Our office maintains a record dating back five years of CPWI™ graduates' names, attendance dates, and registration number in the event that a student's card has been misplaced or stolen. To be eligible for the recertification program, your CPWI™ card cannot exceed two years after the expiration date.
We now require payment prior to sending the recertification package due to a high volume of recertifications never completed and/or returned to our offices.
We have had many requests (for some time) from those who have previously attended one of our schools to update their Welding Inspector’s Certificate (CPWI)™. We know that those who have previously attended have sacrificed time away from work and have invested financially in this educational program.
We are quite aware that this certification is recognized by many oil and gas companies and that there is a need to keep your certification current. Therefore beginning July 1, 2006, this Re-Certification program will provide a means for you to update and maintain your CPWI Certification without having to attend the program again.
The explanation of how the program will be implemented is as follows:
We will send you by regular mail a complete and current “Manual” similar to the one you received in the class you attended, which will be either an updated “Pipeline” Manual or a “Plant and Pipeline” Manual, a new Welding Inspector’s Handbook, along with a test booklet and answer sheet. You must complete the test questions and send back to us the test booklet and the completed answer sheet. You keep the new “Manual” and “Inspector’s Handbook”.
Upon grading and passing the test with a score of 70% or higher you will be issued a new card and letter with an expiration date of three years from the date of your test. (Please note the 108 test questions are open-book but there will be several different tests for both the Pipeline and Plant and Pipeline Programs so one person may not have the same questions as another). In the event your test score is not acceptable, you must attend another school for re-certification.
The purpose of this Re-Certification program is to maintain program integrity and it is intended that anyone or company who may audit the program will find the questions quite comprehensive, thoughtful and adequate to assure the tests cover the subject in a very professional manner.
Just as in the original program, it is intended that the individual who passes this test will have the knowledge to perform welding inspection activities for his/her company to assure quality construction/maintenance welding on new and in-service plant/pipeline activity.
If you are interested in maintaining your previously issued certification, please call us at 979-251-9000 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Of course, if possible, you could attend another of our regularly scheduled schools throughout the year.
Thank you for considering our Re-Certification Welding Inspector (CPWI) Program.
John C. Wormeli