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Welder B and Welder A: Modular Training

  • Training Level
  • Tuition Estimate
    $1,750 (16 weeks Level B); $870 (8 weeks Level A)
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    Email or 250-740-6227 for details
  • Credential Granted
    • Apprenticeship
    • ITA Credential
  • Coordinator Contact
    Tanya Reiber Email or 250.740.6112

Application Deadline Advice

Applications are accepted anytime. Qualified applicants are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Early application is strongly recommended.

Application Fee: $42.55 (domestic students); $150 (international students)

Training Schedule

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

Contact VIU 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 Apprenticeship training program

Modular training is for welders who track their technical training and practical work-based hours in a Welder Logbook, and are registered with the ITA upon certification.

With successful completion of Welder B technical training, 1950 work-place hours, and successful completion of the Welder Red Seal exam (with the exception for those who completed Modular B training prior to April 1, 2012), welders will receive a Certificate of Qualification as a B Welder and the B Stamp in their logbook from the ITA, making them eligible to qualify to test for pressure (PWP) testing in British Columbia. Also upon completion of the Welder B program students will write the inter-provincial (Red Seal) welder exam. Once you have accumulated 4,500 work-place hours, welders receive Red Seal, interprovincial certification and Red Seal stamp in their logbook.

With successful completion of Welder A and 3,450 work-place hours (to accumulate to a total of 4,500 hours), welders receive the Certificate of Qualification as an A Welder and the A Stamp in their logbook from the ITA.

If you are a registered apprentice, check out the Welder Apprenticeship training program.