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All apprentices and individuals going through the Trade Equivalency Assessment are required to complete an Ontario Welder Practical Assessment prior to the written Welder Red Seal examination. Upon successful completion of both the practical assessment and the written examination, a Certificate of Qualification with a Red Seal Endorsement (RSE) will be issued.
Technical Training Group is a designated Welding Test Centre for Trade Equivalency Assessment applicants.
Testing sessions are offered throughout the year over two nights and consist of two 4-hour testing blocks.
The Ontario Welder Practical Assessment includes:
Exemptions: Welders who have proof of corresponding Canadian Welding Bureau or American Society of Mechanical Engineers certifications (CWB or ASME tickets) for any or all Tests 1 through 5, only have to complete the missing component(s) and the oxy-fuel cutting component of the practical assessment.
Prior to booking, please review the Ontario College of Trades (OCOT) Welder Practical Assessment Testing Guidelines.
For OCOT guidelines visit:
To review the OCOT test equivalency chart, visit:
Upon successful completion of this testing, you will receive a proof of completion form/assessment sheet. You must then present this proof of Ontario Welder Practical Assessment testing when booking your Red Seal exam.
The Test Centre is located at Stratford Secondary School, 428 Forman Avenue, Stratford, ON.
*Please Note: All tickets for exemptions must be submitted PRIOR to testing for documentation/verification.
2021 Fall Testing Block
TTG can offer practice blocks from 6pm-10pm. They must be be booked and confirmed with TTG prior to testing dates.
For those who require practice time on any of the welding processes, TTG offers 4-hour practice blocks from 6pm-10pm, on Wednesday nights. Practice sessions must be booked and confirmed with TTG prior to testing.
Proof of Certification/Tickets and Photo ID (Valid driver’s license) must be submitted at least ONE WEEK prior to prepping coupons, as well as on both nights of the Welder Practical Assessment, for verification.
To register or for more information, please contact TTG at 519-801-8641, or email email@example.com.