CWB Weld Testing

Welder working

What can you expect from this exam?

Olds College is an authorized test centre for the Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB). Welders who are not employed by a company certified to CSA W47.1 and are not a member of a union providing testing facilities, are eligible for testing.

Exam at a glance

Credentials: Upon successful completion of the test, you will be given a letter by the Canadian Welding Bureau representative certifying CSA W47.1 standards.

Dates: Every Monday, September 11, 2017 - June 2018 @ 8 am 

Length of Program: Times vary depending on testing required

Delivery Method: Olds Campus

Applications Deadline: Call for details. Register early, the testing spots fill fast.

Costs (Prices include GST)

  • Standard
    • 1 Plate: $152.25
    • 2 Plates: $304.50
    • 3 Plates: $456.75
    • 4 Plates: $577.50
  • Student Discount Rate: Student has to be enroled at Olds College at the time of the testing to receive discount.

    • 1 Plate: $99.75
    • 2 Plates: $199.50
    • 3 Plates: $299.25
    • 4 Plates: $399.00

Admission Requirements: Welders who are not employed by a company certified to CSA W47.1 and are not a member of a union providing testing facilities.

Note: CWB employees (testers), and the welding student 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.