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Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) Testing and Welding Instruction

A welder welding a piece of metal
Professional Designation

Professional Designation

Program Description

Durham College, in partnership with the Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB), is approved for the administration of the CWB Welding Qualifications to the CSA standards 47-1.

Testing processes and positions available at the Welder Test Centre are:

(1) SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding) - Flat 1G2F, Horizontal 2G, Vertical 3GF, Overhead 4GF;

(2) GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding) - Flat 1G2F, Horizontal 2G;

(3) GTAW (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding) - Flat 1G2F;

(4) MCAW (Metal Core Arc Welding) - Flat 1G2F, Horizontal 2G.

Upon successful passing your test assemblies, you will receive a CWB Welder Card that is valid for a period of two years. Once an individual is employed by a CWB-certified company, the company may request a transfer of qualification in order to obtain a welder card in their name.

For each test, there will be a 30-minute set-up time, qualification orientation and testing time of 45 minutes per plate as per CWB CSA Qualification Standards. Please bring photo I.D. on the day of testing. Testing fees apply for each position.

NOTE: safety boots, helmets, gloves, proper eyewear and protective clothing are mandatory in the welding shop.

Upon registration for a test, please contact us to confirm which testing process and position you with to complete.

Questions? Call 905.721.3052

Currently offered

Course Title Location/
Delivery Method
WELO 1650Welding - 12 HoursWhitby
WELO 2650Welding - 24 HoursWhitby
WELO 3650Welding - 48 hoursWhitby
WELO 1400Welding BasicWhitby