Getting Started: CSA W47.1 Certification of Companies for Fusion Welding of Steel


Welding Engineer Certification

Codes and Standards Training Institute (CASTI) is recognized as an approved educational institute by the Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) for providing the required knowledge for Welding Engineer Certification within CSA W47.1, Annex A, Suggested Areas of Study for Welding Engineers that are covered by the two following CASTI courses:

  1. ASME Section IX - Welding Codes and Metallurgy, and
  2. Welding Fundamentals

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

Qualifications of the Welding Engineer

To obtain a CSA W47.1 Welding Engineer Certification, 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 5 years of welding-related experience in a company or companies producing steel weldments (carbon and/or stainless steel).

6.4.3 Knowledge (by Training and Examination)
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 is demonstrated by completing the following 2 CASTI courses and exams:

  • 1. Welding Fundamentals course and exam provided by CASTI.
  • 2. ASME Section IX - Welding Codes and Metallurgy course and exam provided by CASTI.
  • 3. Open-book exams covering:
    • CSA W47.1 Certification of Companies for Fusion Welding of Steel, and
    • CSA W59 Welded Steel Construction (Metal Arc Welding).
  • 4. Achieving a minimum mark of 70% on each exam.

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