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The Welder Red Seal Preparation Course provides the supporting theoretical knowledge and materials for those who wish to challenge the Inter-provincial "Red Seal" examination for Welders.
Designed for experienced welders and apprentices wishing to complete their certification exam, this course covers the technical content of the Welder National Occupation Analysis. Successful completion of this course does not guarantee passing the Red Seal examination.
The Red Seal Preparation Course is a 40-hour theory course designed to prepare individuals who have gone through the apprenticeship schooling, but have not yet written the Red Seal exam, or they have previously been unsuccessful in their attempt to challenge the Welder Red Seal exam.
This course is also for individuals who did not participate in apprenticeship schooling, but have worked as a welder for more than 6,000 hours and wish to challenge the exam to obtain their Red Seal status.
Start Date: TBC May 2024. Start and end dates may change if any cancellations occur due to unforeseen circumstances.
Training Duration: This 40-hour course is delivered 2 nights per week on Tuesday and Thursday nights, for 5 weeks from 6:00pm-10:00pm.
Location: Onsite in Stratford, ON and Online
Fee: $550 (No HST) Additional postage fees may apply if curriculum is not picked up at the TTG office and must be shipped.
Application Deadline: CLOSED FOR 2023
After completing the Welder Red Seal Preparation Course and the Ontario Welding Practical Assessment, it is each person's responsibility to book and pay for their Red Seal exam spot upon completion of these requirements.
The Red Seal exam includes a series of questions from a breakdown of the following topics and percentages:
1) Occupation Skills (Applied Drawing Interpretation, Layout & Fabricating)
2) Quality Control (Codes, Specifications, Inspections)
3) Cutting and Gouging Processes (Oxy-Fuel, Plasma, Air Carbon Arc)
4) Welding Processes (OFW, SMAW, FCAW, GMAW, GTAW, SAM, SW, RSW & RW)
Based on these topics, theory training breakdown is as follows with time allotment based on the weighting of the written test:
Please call (519) 801-8641 or email email@example.com for more information.
*PLEASE NOTE: Effective March 1, 2017 all apprentices and individuals going through the Trade Equivalency Assessment are also 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.
Practical testing is NOT included as part of the 40-hour Red Seal Prep Course, however please CLICK HERE for more details.