A pressure welder is an individual who performs pressure welding on pressure equipment. You must obtain a pressure welder certificate of qualification, and pass any relevant performance qualification tests, in order to perform pressure welding work in BC.
In 2019, BC adopted a nationally recognized pressure welder certification program after determining that a greater level of regulation and training was required, due to the high safety risk of specialized welding on pressurized equipment. This program assesses a welder’s skills and abilities, ensuring all pressure welders in BC have the minimum capabilities required by the relevant codes and standards.
To apply for a pressure welder certificate, you must meet the eligibility and test requirements of your chosen class. In the case of the Class A Pressure Welder certificate, you must also pass a practical exam.