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OCOT Information and Guidelines  

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All apprentices and individuals going through the Trade Equivalency Assessment are required to complete a welder practical assessment prior to the written examination.

Upon successful completion of both the practical assessment and the written assessment, a Certification of Qualification with Red Seal Endorsement (RSE) will be issued.

For the practical assessment, apprentices and Trade Equivalency Assessment applications must complete six welding processes and the oxy-fuel cutting component, as outlined below:

  • Shielded metal arc welding :SMAW - 3G (TSSA Open Root)
  • Shielded metal arc welding: SMAW - 3F and 4G (CWB Check test)
  • Gas metal arc welding: GMAW - 1G (TSSA Open root)
  • Gas Tugsten arc welding: GTAW - 2G (TSSA Open root)
  • Flux Cored arc welding: FCAW - 3F and 4G (CWB Check test)
  • Oxy-fuel cutting

Apprentices will complete the welding practical assessment during the in-school portion of their apprenticeship.

Individuals going through the Trade Equivalency Assessment will be required to complete the welding practical assessment at a designated testing center in the province.

Once completed, the trade Equivalency Assessment application must submit proof of completion to the Ontario College of Trades as part of their Trade Equivalency Assessment application. Proof of completion of the practical assessment is necessary in order to be approved to write the written examination.

Welding testing centers have been set-up across the province for Trade Equivalency Assessment applicants to register and complete the testing.

Experienced welders who have proof of corresponding Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) or American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) certifications (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.

For more information on the welder Practical Assessment visit