Class A Pressure Welder practical exams are conducted by Technical Safety BC, at designated host locations throughout British Columbia.
Note: Class IT and Class R practical testing is conducted by recognized test administrators and testing details are not included here.
Before Your Exam
You must apply for your certificate before you can book your exam.
If you wish to apply by mail, please fill out the Contact Us form to request a paper form.
Fees: view Class A Pressure Welder application evaluation and practical examination fees in the Boiler, Pressure Vessel, and Refrigeration fee schedule.
Note: The host location where the exam is invigilated may also collect fees that are separate from the application evaluation and practical examination fees mentioned above. For more information on these fees, please contact the host location directly.
Scheduling Your Exam
Once we receive your application and a review of eligibility is completed, you will be invited to book your exam through your Online Services account.
From your account you will be able to see all available exam dates for the following host locations. If you wish to book time to practice for your exam, please contact the host location directly.
|Kwantlen Polytechnic University (Cloverdale Campus)||5500 180 St, Surrey, BC V3S 6R1|
|Okanagan College||1000 K. L. O. Rd, Kelowna, BC V1Y 4X8|
|College of New Caledonia||3330 22 Ave, Prince George, BC V2N 1P8|
|Camosun College (Interurban Campus)||4461 Interurban Rd, Victoria, BC V9E 2C1|
|Hoek Iron Ltd.||8119 101 Ave, Fort St John, BC V1J 2A2|
|BCIT (British Columbia Institute of Technology)||3700 Willingdon Ave (building NE8), Burnaby BC V5G 3H2|
- It is not recommended to book any travel arrangements until your exam date is confirmed.
- An exam may not proceed if the minimum number of candidates is not booked.
- An exam date may not be available to be booked if the maximum number of candidates is registered.
After Your Exam
Upon passing your exam, you will be notified of your certification issuance by email and you will be able to see the status of your certification through your Online Services account. A wallet card will then be mailed to you via Canada Post. Once you have received notification that your certification has been issued, you may begin performance qualification testing. Performance qualification tests must be conducted by a recognized test administrator.
Upon failing the exam, you may register through your Online Services account to take the exam again 30 days after the previous attempt.