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Institute Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


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What is Professional Membership of Professional Bodies/Institutions? 

A professional body (also referred to as a professional institute) can be defined as an organisation that holds...

Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is the process of recording your professional learning and...

Associate Membership (AWeldI) of The Welding Institute

This page answers our frequently asked questions about Associate Membership and looks at the process of... 

Industry Technical Information and Knowledge


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What is Welding? - A Definitive Guide

Welding is a process where two or more parent materials are joined through heat and pressure. Heat and pressure...

What is Welding Inspection? - A Definitive Guide

Welding inspection typically consists of a series of quality control checks carried out by welding inspectors...

What is Fitness for Service? – Definition and Evaluation

Fitness-for-Service (FFS) (also referred to as Fitness-for-Purpose) is an assessment that is carried out...

Training and Career Development Information


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Cathodic Protection - TWI Training and Examinations

Cathodic protection is an important method for mitigating the corrosion of metal surfaces. TWI Training…

Eddy Current Testing - Training and Examinations

Eddy Current Testing is an important non-destructive testing technique and TWI offers these courses…

Magnetic Particle Testing –  Training and Examinations

As a non-destructive testing (NDT) engineer, technician or personnel engaged in magnetic particle…


What is a Laboratory Technician? – Job Description and Role

A lab technician is a scientific and technical worker who assists scientists in laboratories. This often involves…


Welding Institute Technician Member, Jake Rambaldini, who joined the Institute in 2010, has been appointed…

The Welding Institute’s Younger Members’ Committee (YMC) has a new chair elect, Catherine Leahy…

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