Some inspectors may have completed the IWIP Basic level course when it was run as a stand-alone course. This means that they have not studied elements of ASME and AWS welding inspection requirements that are included in the SAIW Welding and Fabrication Inspector Level 1. To obtain the SAIW Welding and Fabrication Inspector Level 1 qualification they need to attend this short bridging course and pass the course specific examination.
After successfully completing the bridging course candidates are awarded the SAIW Welding and Fabrication Inspector Level 1 qualification and have access to the SAIW Welding and Fabrication Inspectors Level 2 course. Candidates are, however, advised to take note of the requirements related to the IWI Standard level qualification which is incorporated into SAIW Welding and Fabrication Inspector Level 2 course where 2 years working experience may be required before the IWI Standard diploma can be awarded (for more information contact SAIW training administration).