Course Description

The Class A Pressure Welder Upgrader is for experienced Red Seal Welders looking to transition into Pressure Welding. This course will focus on Technical Safety British Columbia’s Class A Pressure Welder Certificate of Qualification and follow the TSBC syllabus.

This course is a 5-week, 60-hour upgrading course.

What to expect:

  • Learners will learn the Class A syllabus and develop the proper techniques to aid in passing this challenging exam.
  • Focusing solely on the practical test, a 6” XH A1O6B seamless pipe in the 2G/5G position.

Learner Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, learners can expect the following:

  • Gain the necessary skills to schedule and challenge the Class A exam (testing not included).
  • Refine skills with GTAW and SMAW, and be directed by an experienced Class A pressure welder and certified Welding Examiner.


This advanced welding course does not cover introductions to GTAW and SMAW; all course participants should have experience using F3, F4 and F6 filler metals.
Class A testing fees with TSBC are not included in this course, and all course participants must schedule their practical exam with TSBC directly after completion.
Learners are required to supply CSA-approved footwear, coveralls/workwear, and safety glasses.

This program qualifies for the StrongerBC future skills grant, which provides funding of up to $3500 per person for short-term skills training. Please visit the ProSIT StrongerBC page to confirm your eligibility and to learn how to apply.

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Supported by the Province of British Columbia


To register for this course, you must hold either a Welder – Certificate of Qualification with Interprovincial Red Seal Endorsement OR a Welder B – Certificate of Qualification with Interprovincial Red Seal Endorsement.


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