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Welder Testing

Testing Overview

Certification testing for Welders is available on campus at Red Deer College or on-location at your welding site. RDC offers both CWB testing and B Pressure re-testing services.


Testing Options

CWB Testing

Red Deer College is a Certified Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) testing facility. If you are a welder but are not employed by a company certified to CSA W47.1, and not a member of a union providing testing facilities, you can make arrangements for testing at RDC. Upon successfully completing the test, you will be given a letter by the Canadian Welding Bureau representative certifying CSA W47.1 standards.

  • Testing Schedule: Every second Wednesday
  • Time: Welder check-in is at 7:45 am, testing begins at 8:00 am
  • Cost: $155+GST per plate
  • Location: RDC Main Campus, room 824N

Note: CWB employee(s) (testers), the welding student(s), and interpreter(s) must come prepared with CSA-approved safety boots, safety glasses, and welding gloves. Individuals will not be permitted in the shop until meeting this safety requirement.

B Pressure Re-Testing

RDC also conducts performance qualification testing of pressure welders and machine welding operators - ABSA Reg No: AOQP-7114 (C). Performance qualification testing to a company-specific WPS is also available. 

  • Testing Schedule: Every second Monday  
  • Time: Welder check-in is at 3:30 pm, testing begins at 3:45 pm
  • Cost: Varies by test – cost will be confirmed when you arrive for your test
  • Location: RDC Main Campus, room 824N

Book a Test

There are a maximum number of welders permitted for each test offering. Please follow these steps to book your test.

If you are an individual booking a test for yourself:

  1. Call the School of Continuing Education at 403.356.4900 to schedule yourself on an available date. Be prepared to give your full name, email address, and information on what test will be completed.
  2. Before arriving on your scheduled test date, create a learner profile on the School of Continuing Education registration website (this is required for payment of your test)

If you are a company booking a test for one or more welders:

  1. Call the School of Continuing Education at 403.356.4900 to schedule the welder(s) on an available date. Be prepared to give the welders' full name, email address, and information on what test will be completed.
  2. If the welders have tested at RDC within the last 2 years, login to your company account on the School of Continuing Education registration website and register the welders in the appropriate tests
  3. If your company has not tested at RDC within the last 2 years, ce [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca (subject: Company%20Profile%20Request) (request a company profile) from the School of Continuing Education. You will be provided instructions on enrolling welders in tests and providing payment on behalf of your company.

For on-location testing at your site:

  1. Contact the School of Continuing Education by ce [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca (email )or phone 403.356.4900

 

You have questions, we have answers. Contact us by ce [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca (email )or call 403.356.4900

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RDC Inquiries

Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Main Phone: 403.342.3400
Toll-free: 1.888.732.4630 (in Canada only)
Email: inquire [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca


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