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Welding Upgrading and Test Procedures

These procedures are for those presently or recently employed as welders who wish to improve their techniques, become proficient in special processes, or upgrade existing qualifications under section nine of the code for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and code W-47 under the Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB). Upgraders will be assessed by the Welding department chair who will recommend the length of training. Testing procedures are based on the standards established by the regulatory agencies and will be carried out by the Welding department chair.

Okanagan College is a recognized welder testing agency for the Ministry of Municipal Affairs, Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety Branch.

Admission Requirements

  • Previous welding experience

  • Minimum Level "B" welding certification for ASME and PWP tests

Other Program Information

Location: Kelowna

Length: Varies with each individual depending on the time required to achieve desired goals in various welding processes.

Test Fees (effective Feb. 1, 2016):

  • $500: Challenge Test Level "C", "B" or "A"
  • $500: CWB Test - All positions
  • $450: CWB Test - 3 positions
  • $400: CWB Test - 2 positions
  • $350: CWB Test - 1 position
  • $500: BCP 100 Test
  • $500: PWP (Pressure Welding Procedures)
  • $500: Job Test for Employers
  • $300: Upgrading
  • $50: CWB Per plate cost

Test Fees are subject to change without notice.

How to Apply: to apply call (250) 762-5445 local 4434

Program Area:

Trades and Apprenticeship

Campus (Intake):

  • Kelowna (Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec)




  • Part-Time



Okanagan College Calendar: Printed 12/10/2022