Weld 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.
Previous welding experience with a minimum Level B or Level 3 welding certification for ASME and PWP tests.
Note: fees are subject to change without notice. Payment is due on the date of registration. Credit card payment can be processed over the phone; for debit or cheque payment, please visit the Trades and Apprenticeship office (T115) at the Kelowna campus.
- $500 - Challenge Test
- $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
Cancellation and Refund Policy: one week's prior notice in advance of the scheduled testing date is required to obtain a full refund.