This Welding Inspector Level 2 exam consists of two sections.

  • Part 1 WI2 Welding Inspection Theory (2.5 hours)
    A written examination covering the IWI-S inspection theory
  • Part 2 WI2 Welding Inspection Practical (2.5 hours)
    A practical examination to test the candidate’s ability to apply inspection techniques

The IWI-S examinations are usually held on the Saturday, following the completion of the Welding Inspection Level 2 course.

Both are assessed independently of each other and have to be passed to achieve the qualification.

Detailed exam instructions will be sent to candidates once registration is confirmed.


You need to meet the following requirements to qualify to do these exams:

  • Completed the Welding Inspection Level 2 course.
  • An optometrist certificate obtained within three months must be submitted with your application to sit this exam. Unaided or corrected near visual acuity in at least one eye shall be such that the candidate is capable of reading N4 Times Roman type or Jaeger J1 at a distance of not less than 30cm on a standard reading chart.

Alan McClintock  | HERA Senior Welding Engineer

Alan is a qualified welder, welding supervisor and inspector IWI-C, and an IIW Welding Technologist. He has considerable experience with New Zealand and Australia welding related structural standards and related quality control procedures. Alan is a Lead Auditor for Steel Fabricator Certification (SFC) Scheme.


Robert Ryan  | HERA Welding Engineer

Robert is an international welding inspector (IIW IWI-S) and AS 2214 Welding Supervisor with expertise in the field of welding processes, procedures, training of welders as well as quality management systems to AS/NZS 5131 and SFC

It is important to note the following:

  • Candidates will be notified by email and letter of the marks awarded for each paper, and the result – that is, PASS or FAIL.
  • Results can generally be expected within four weeks of the exams. We request that you do not make contact for these details unless this time has passed.


Theory exam


Practical exam

*All prices include GST

The exam fee must be paid prior to the exam date.

Register today!

Please select from the upcoming Welding Inspector Level 2 exam dates below:

If there are no dates showing, you can contact our Welding team by phone +64 9 242 4849, or by email at [email protected] to find out when it is likely that this course will run again.