Eric Stema received the American Welding Society (AWS), Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) designation after testing in December 2015. Eric is a full time instructor at the Industrial Arts Institute (IAI).
Eric reports that he started reviewing the AWS d1.1 code book in mid-September in preparation for the two-week class and test out in December. He gradually increased the durations of study until reporting for class. He claims the most helpful tools for preparing were AWS flash cards, the AWS preparation app and knowledge from the other CWIs at Moran Iron Works and Industrial Arts Institute.