Getting Started: CSA W47.1 Welding Engineer Qualification

Codes and Standards Training Institute (CASTI) is recognized as an approved educational institute for providing the required knowledge for qualification of Welding Engineers under CSA W47.1 clause 6.4.3.

Companies applying for certification in Division 1 or 2 of CSA W47.1 Certification of Companies for Fusion Welding of Steel must designate and qualify a Welding Engineer who is responsible for welding related activities as specified by the company.

Qualifications of the Welding Engineer

To become a CSA W47.1 Welding Engineer, the candidate must meet all qualifications under CSA W47.1 Clause 6.4:

6.4.1 Professional Engineer
The welding engineer shall be a licensed or registered professional engineer in a Canadian provincial or territorial association or corporation of engineers. When the company seeking certification is located in a country other than Canada, the welding engineer shall demonstrate comparable qualifications.

6.4.2 Experience
The welding engineer employed or retained shall have a minimum of five years of welding-related experience in a company or companies producing steel weldments (carbon and/or stainless steel).

6.4.3 Knowledge
Each welding engineer shall demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental properties of steel, welding fundamentals, welding metallurgy, welding procedures and practice, and welding codes and standards.

The above 6.4.3 knowledge may be demonstrated by completing two CASTI courses and two exams that are approved by the Canadian Welding Bureau, as follows:

  • 1. Welding Fundamentals course,
  • 2. ASME Section IX - Welding Codes and Metallurgy course
  • 3. writing two online exams (one exam after each course) that you schedule with CASTI, and
  • 4. achieving a minimum mark of 70% on each exam.

Divisions of Certification

Division 1
To be certified in Division 1, the company must employ on a full-time basis a registered professional engineer(s) responsible for welding related activities specified by the company.

Division 2
To be certified in Division 2, the company must retain on a part-time basis a registered professional engineer(s) responsible for welding related activities specified by the company.

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