Welding Testing and Upgrading

Testing Schedule Update
Now booking CWB and PWP tests! 

Pressure Welder Certificate of Qualification (PWP) tests will be scheduled starting after July 6.

Welder Qualification Testing (CWB) tests will be scheduled starting after July 23

Due to the new health and safety protocols at Okanagan College, there will be a limited number of space available. Please complete the fillable submission form and include your preferred date(s) for testing. Additional testing dates may be considered based on demand.  

If you have any questions, please contact us. 

Welding Department
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4434
Email: welding@okanagan.bc.ca 

For more information about the College's response to COVID-19, please visit www.okanagan.bc.ca/covid 


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

Upgrading and testing procedures are for presently or recently employed welders, who wish to improve their techniques and become proficient in special processes, or wish to upgrade their 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). Testing procedures are based on the standards established by the regulatory agencies and will be carried out by the Welding department representative.

Admission Requirements:
Previous welding experience with a minimum Level "B" or Level 3 welding certification for ASME and PWP tests

Test Fee Rates: 
(Test Fees are subject to change without notice)

Payment is due on the day of registration. Please call the welding department to book a testing date. Credit card payment can be processed over the phone. If debit or cheque payment is preferred, please visit the Trades and Apprenticeship office located at the Kelowna campus, T115. 

Cancellation and Refund Policy:
If notified 1 week prior to the scheduled testing date, a full refund will be granted.


Campus Map (Practice and Testing in shop T140)

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