Welding Testing and Upgrading

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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Weld Test Dates

CWB Test Dates 2020

January 16
January 30
February 6
February 20
March 12
March 26
April 2
April 23
May 7
May 28
June 11
June 25
July 9
July 23
August 13
August 27
September 3
September 24
October 8
October 22
November 5
November 19
December 3
December 17
BCP-100 Testing
To schedule a BCP-100 Test, please contact Technical Safety BC

Technical Safety BC will register Welders for a testing date and process their payment. Testing will take place in the welding shop (T140) at Okanagan College, Kelowna campus.


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

For more information contact:

Welding Trades Department
Direct: 250-762-5445 ext. 4434
Toll Free: 1-877-755-2266 ext. 4434