CWB Welding Tests

Red Deer College is a Certified Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) testing facility. If you are a welder but are not employed by a company certified to CSA W47.1, and not a member of a union providing testing facilities, you can make arrangements to be tested at RDC. Upon successful completion of the test, you will be given a letter by the Canadian Welding Bureau representative certifying CSA W47.1 standards.

Available tests:

  • Test 1: P1 - F4 (SMAW), 3/8” Plate
  • Test 2: P1 - F6 (GMAW-spray), 3/8” Plate
  • Test 3: P1 - F6 (GMAW-shortcircuit), ¼” Plate
  • Test 4: P1 - F6 (FCAW),  ½” Plate
  • Test 5: P1 - F6 (FCAW), 3/8” Plate

Positions for each test available:

  • Flat
  • Horizontal
  • Vertical
  • Overhead

All tests are $155 per test plate + GST (price includes materials). CWB tests are conducted Wednesdays at 8:00 am.

Please book your test in advance by calling 403.356.4900.

Note: CWB employee(s) (testers), the welding student(s) and interpreter(s) 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.