Government of New Brunswick

Overview

A Welder's Certificate authorizes the holder to carry out welding.

Eligibility

To obtain a Class B Welder's Certificate, applicants must have one (1) year of experience in the welding trade or must complete an approved welder's course and must also pass a qualification test.

To obtain an Approved Welder's Certificate, applicants must have one (1) year of experience in the welding trade, plus at least six (6) months of experience on pressure piping, or must complete an approved welder's course, and must also pass a qualification test.

To obtain a Qualified Welder's Certificate, applicants must have two (2) years of experience in the welding trade with at least one (1) year of experience on pressure piping, and must also pass a qualification test.

To obtain a Special Welder's Certificate, applicants must have two (2) years of experience in the welding trade with at least one (1) year of experience on pressure piping, and must also pass a qualification test.

Description

A Class B Welder's Certificate authorizes the holder to carry out the fabrication and repair of structures other than boilers, pressure vessels or pressure piping systems.

An Approved Welder's Certificate authorizes the holder to carry out the fabrication and repair of boilers and pressure vessels and pressure piping systems having a maximum design pressure of 160 psi.

A Qualified Welder's Certificate authorizes the holder to fabricate and repair boilers and pressure vessels and pressure piping systems.

A Special Welder's Certificate authorizes the holder to fabricate and repair boilers, pressure vessels and pressure piping systems in accordance with special registered procedures.

A list of the latest fee changes are provided in the Annual Revenue Estimate located in the fees section.

Changes To Fees

This document provides the rationale supporting changes to fees, associated revenue information, and the legal authority:
http://www2.gnb.ca/content/dam/gnb/Departments/services/fees-frais/2011/2011PSWeldersCertificate.pdf

Fees

Unless otherwise specified, Fees exclude the harmonized sales tax (HST).

Fee DescriptionRate in $Effective Date
YYYY-MM-DD
Welder's qualification tests  
  for any regular gas or electric arc test in all positions 100.002003-09-08
  for an immediate retest in one position50.002003-09-08
  for a test in one position conducted in relation to the renewal of any class of welder's certificate50.002003-09-08
  for special tests, which include welding procedures and heavy wall pipe or plate material over 3/8 inch (nine millimetres)(per hour or any part of an hour)100.002003-09-08
Renewal of any Class of Welder's Certificate50.002003-09-08
Any Class of Welder's Certificate where test is administered by a welder test organization.50.002011-04-01