Welder working

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.

Dates: Every Monday, September - April

Length of Program: Times vary depending on testing required

Delivery Method: Olds Campus

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CWB Weld Testing

Welder working

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.

Dates: Every Monday, September - April

Length of Program: Times vary depending on testing required

Delivery Method: Olds Campus

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

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 must be enrolled at Olds College in the Apprenticeship Program 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.