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Welder Endorsement: Multi-Process Alloy Welding (MPAW)

  • Training Level
  • Tuition Estimate
    $600 (Total)
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $800 - $1,200 (Total)
  • Credential Granted
    • Apprenticeship
    • A Multi-Process Alloy Welding (MPAW) endorsement will be awarded and included on the individual's original Welder Certificate of Qualification with Red Seal endorsement.
  • Coordinator Contact
    Joy Brown at 250-489-2751 (x3330) or
    1-877-489-2687 (x3330)

Application Deadline Advice

Applications will open in November. Admission is based upon a first qualified, first-admitted principle which is based on the date and time the applicant meets all admission requirements. Early application is therefore recommended. 

Verify with the institution for specific dates.

Training Schedule

Training schedule details provided by the BC Trades Training Consortium (TTC).

Contact COTR for the next opening.

Related Foundation Programs

Not ready for an apprenticeship program? This Foundation (Pre-apprenticeship) program may be of interest:

Apprenticeship Training

This program satisfies the training standard set by the BC Industry Training Authority (ITA) for:

Welder Endorsement - Multi-Process Alloy Welding (MPAW)

For updated details regarding Welder Endorsement - Multi-Process Alloy Welding (MPAW), please review the ITA Accredited program profiles.

ITA Registration

Individuals who wish to begin an apprenticeship in this program must register with the ITA along with their sponsors. Application forms for all programs are available from the ITA website. Online registration is also available for most programs though the ITA website.

"Red Seal Welder with Multi-Process Welding Endorsement" (MPAW) means a certified Welder who has advanced training, skills, and abilities to weld all materials, including specialized alloys, by any manual welding process, in any position, and other such work usually done by a Red Seal Welder with MPAW Endorsement. 

This program normally takes one year to complete.   

The technical training requirement is 150 hours (5 weeks) and can typically met through block-release training delivered by an ITA-approved training provider. This normally is offered on a full-time basis. The work-based training is 900 hours.
Training Content
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
  • Specialized Processes
  • Basic Metallurgy
  • Welding Drawings, Layout and Fabrication
  • A Welder - Certificate of Qualification with Interprovincial Red Seal Endorsement
Advisor Tips
If you have any questions about this program please contact ITA Customer Service at 1.866.660.6011.
Cross-Program Credits

Individuals who hold the credentials listed below are entitled to receive partial credit toward the completion requirements of this program.

Credits Granted



Related Occupations

Apprenticeship training in this program can lead to a career in:

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