Welding Examiner

Application Form (AB-92)                                                 Reference Syllabus (AB-94)

Eye Report (AB-95)

A candidate shall apply to write the examination by submitting ABSA Application Form AB-92   and the corresponding application fee to ABSA at least 21 days before the examination date. ABSA provides a current examination schedule on line. For further information, please call ABSA’s Examination and Certification Department at (780) 437-9100, or call the toll free line at 1-877-433-8910, or email welders2@absa.ca

The examination consists of four(4) papers.

Welding examiners are required to write either 2,3, or 4 papers, which is determined by the certifications/designations which the candidate holds – see the  AB-94 - Syllabus.
The time allowed for completing each paper is three and a half (3.5) hours. To pass the examination, a candidate must also present a current and satisfactory Eye Examination Report (ABSA For AB-95) or equivalent) before receiving their Welding Examiner Certificate of Competency.

Application Form (AB-93)                                              WG – Application for Additional Company (AB-72)

Eye Report (AB-95)

WELDING EXAMINER (WE)

To renew the WE Series certificate, the candidate shall:

  1. submit an application by completing an application form, AB-93
  2. attach a current and satisfactory eye examination report, AB-95
  3. pay the renewal fee indicated on the application form

If a Welding Examiner Certificate of Competency (WE or WG) is not renewed before it expires, the Administrator may require the holder of the certificate to pass a written examination before renewing the expired certificate of competency.

The factors that determine whether a candidate who has an expired certificate is required to pass one or more written examination(s) to renew his/her certificate are:

  1. the amount of lapsed time, and
  2. the candidate’s work experience when applying for the certificate renewal.

GRANDFATHERED WELDING EXAMINER (WG)
To renew the WG series certificate, the candidate shall:

  1. submit an application by completing ABSA Application Form AB-93
  2. have the authorized testing organization that will employ the candidate sign the employment section of the application form
  3. attach a resume or equivalent document that provides information about your work experience
  4. attach a current and satisfactory (20/30 correctable vision) Eye Examination Report (ABSA Form AB-95)
  5. pay the renewal fee indicated on the application form

When the holder of a WG Series Certificate is to be employed by a new Authorized Testing organization, the candidate shall:

  1. submit an application by completing the form AB-72
  2. have the Authorized Testing organization that will employ the candidate sign the employment section of the application form
  3. attach a resume or equivalent document that provides information on the candidates work experience
  4. attach a current and satisfactory Eye Examination Report, AB-95

Application Form (AB-77)

To apply for a duplicate certificate or PQ card, complete an ABSA Declaration Form AB-77 and submit the form and fee to ABSA.

A Welding Examiner Certificate of Competency expires three (3) years after the day it was issued. Welding Examiners who choose to continue their certification will be required to renew their certificate before it expires. It is the responsibility of the Welding Examiner to apply to ABSA for certificate renewal three (3) months prior to the expiry date.