Testing Centre


Red Seal Program

As a welder, you have probably wanted greater mobility across the provinces and territories to maintain continual employment and growth. Since 2000 with the establishment of the Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program, welders in Ontario can now expand on their credentials. Journeypersons can challenge the “Red Seal” exam. The examination is instituted by the Ministry of Training Colleges & Universities. But how long has it been since you cracked a book? Let Can-Weld Training & Testing Centre in association with Mark Abraham Consulting Services help you achieve your goals!

The Interprovincial (IP) Red Seal Certificate of Qualification Examination evaluates the ability to perform skills within the trade. As a designated RED SEAL TRADE the Welder Examination is based on the skills as identified and agreed to by all participating provinces and territories in Canada.

Through our services we will establish your strengths and weaknesses in the theory of welding and have a Red Seal Certified Instructor customize a study package designed specifically for your needs. This package will be your study material along with “one-on-one” correspondence support. Along with this there will be ample practice testing before registering to write the actual Certificate of Qualification Examination (C of Q Exam) with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

However, prior to registering to challenging the C of Q Exam for Welders the following must be completed:

If you are a Journeyperson Welder you must:
• Hold a current practical CWB or TSSA certificate/ticket.
Note: Must be a member of a union that welding is a component.

If you are an established Non-Union Welder you must:
• Hold a current practical CWB or TSSA certificate/ticket.
• Provide proof of competency in all mandatory skills as identified in the Training Standard.
• Demonstrate 6,000 hours on on-the-job-training.

If you are an Apprentice you must:
• Hold a current practical CWB or TSSA certificate/ticket.
• Achieve competency in all mandatory skills as identified in the Training Standard.
• Complete the In-School Training as outlined in the Industry and Ministry-approved Curriculum Standard.
• Be competent in all required performances as defined in the Welder Training Standard and has successfully completed all schooling.

 

CWB and TSSA Testing

No matter what level your welding skills are, Can-Weld can help you achieve your goals set forth in the practical aspects of training at our faculty. In addition, Can-Weld is a CWB Accredited and a TSSA Testing Centre.


 

 

WELDER PRACTICE EXAM

The Interprovincial (Red Seal) Review Exam consists of 120 questions (30 full credits) and 60 questions (15 half credits) from the outline below. These questions are randomly drawn from a pool of 1528 questions.

Part 1 Section 1:
Safety Tools, Weld Faults
& OAW

Welder Program Orientation
Safety Guidelines
Welding Safety
Hand Tools
Power Tools
Weld Faults
Oxy-fuel Equipment
Oxy-fuel Welding and Brazing
Oxy-fuel Cutting Materials Handling

Part 1 Section 2:
SMAW, GMAW, FCAW
& SAW One

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) Equipment
Mild Steel Electrodes
Basic Joint and Weld Types
Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) Equipment
GMAW Filler Metals, shielding Gasses and Safety
SMAW Equipment and Troubleshooting
Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW)
Submerged Arc Welding (SAW)
Shop Lab practices SMAW Welds on Mild Steel
Arc Cutting and Gouging

Part 1 Section 3:
Trade Problems

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) Equipment
Mild Steel Electrodes
Basic Joint and Weld Types
Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) Equipment
GMAW Filler Metals, Sshielding Gasses and Safety
SMAW Equipment and Troubleshooting
Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW)
Submerged Arc Welding
Shop Lab practices SMAW Welds on Mild Steel
Arc Cutting and Gouging

Part 2 Section 1:
SMAW Two
SMAW Groove Welds on Grey Cast Iron
Production and Properties of Metals
Carbon and Alloy Steels and Alloy Steel filler Metals
Metal Identification
Distortion
Hardfacing

Part 2 Section 2:
GTAW One, GMAW
& FCAW Two

Introduction to GTAW Process
GTAW Electrodes, Filler Metals, and Shielding Gases
GTAW Equipment, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting
GTAW Welds on mild Steel
Aluminum and Aluminum Welding
GTAW Welds on Stainless Steel
GMAW Welds on Aluminum
GMAW, SMAW, and FCAW Welds on Mild Steel Pipe

Part 2 Section 3:
Pattern Development & Drawing Interpretation
Introduction to Pattern Development
Geometric Construction
Basic Fabrication layout practice
Pipe Layout
Welding Symbols
Estimating
MAW Groove Welds on Grey Cast Iron

Part 3 Section 1:
SMAW Three, GTAW Two

Stainless Steels
Nickel Alloys and Clad Steels
SMAW Welds and Oxy-fuel Cutting on Mild Steel
SMAW Welds on Mild Steel Plate and Pipe
GTAW Welds on Mild Steel Plate and Pipe

Part 3 Section 2:
Drawing Interpretation

Introduction to Drawing Interpretation
Structural Drawings
Piping Drawings
Pressure Vessel Drawings

Part 3 Section 3:
Trade Science

Non-Destructive Testing
Destructive Testing
Metallurgy
Heat Treatment
Codes and Standards