AWS Radiographic Interpreter Certification
The AWS Certified Radiographic Interpreter program certifies the ability of individuals to properly assess welding-related indications produced on radiographic film and related media.
Interpreter Certification assures employers and practitioners alike
that the principles of radiographic interpretation are reliably applied
to the examination of welds. If your job responsibilities include
reading and interpretation of weld radiographs, this program is for
you. You’ll learn proper film exposure, correct selection of image
quality indicators, characterization of indications, and use of
acceptance criteria as expressed in the AWS, API, and ASME codes.
The five-day AWS Certified Radiographic Interpreter (CRI) Seminar is designed to ensure that individuals have the knowledge to properly assess indications produced on radiographic media of weldments or adjacent base metal. It will prepare you for the CRI Certification exam, which is given at the end of each seminar week.
Interpreting radiographs involves more than staring into a light box and making a “judgment call.” The radiographic interpreter must determine whether the radiograph has been exposed properly, whether the image quality indicators have been correctly chosen in accordance with code requirements, and which specific acceptance criteria are applicable under the governing code. Failure to do any of these tasks can put your product, your company’s reputation, or your job at risk.
The time and money spent on taking the seminar and upgrading your qualifications in this area can pay your employer back many times over. You can be assured that the American Welding Society will deliver a quality product, backed by leading experts in the field of radiographic interpretation. Our training provides the necessary knowledge. The certification provides your employer with proof that the training was effective.
Your CRI Seminar and Exam WeekDay 1 (Monday) through Day 5 (Friday): The seminar includes instructor-led lectures and discussion on radiographic methods, image quality, and classification of indications with respect to the relevant codes. Each classroom session includes practical exercises in radiographic quality and film interpretation.
Day 6 (Saturday): CRI exams are held the day after the seminar, right at the seminar location. The multiple choice exams are comprised of several parts:
Over $200 Worth of Books Included
The following publications are provided to participants at the seminar: AWS B1.10, Guide for the Nondestructive Examination of Welds; AWS Radiographic Interpretation Textbook; AWS Radiographic Interpretation Workbook; and ASNT Radiographic Interpretation.
A three-year individual AWS
membership for nonmembers is also
included. Once you are certified, you will receive a free subscriptiion
to Inspection Trends magazine to keep you informed of the latest
developments in testing and materials inspection.
If you are a CWI or SCWI and you successfully pass your exam for CRI certification, this endorsement makes your existing certification even more valuable. It can also exempt you from your next 9-Year CWI or SCWI Recertification Exam. Certified Welding Inspectors often find themselves required to use their skills in the interpretation of radiographs. The AWS Radiographic Interpreter program helps them expand their credentials in a related inspection skill.
For More Information
Call 1-800-443-9353 ext 273 now for more information or to receive a detailed application packet. Please apply six weeks in advance.
For custom training at your facility, call 1-800-443-9353 ext 229.
Upcoming CRI Seminar/Exam Dates
Dates are subject to change.
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