Initial Pressure Welder’s Test

You will need to perform an Initial Pressure Welder’s Test if you have never had a pressure licence before.

Anyone wishing to register for an Intial Pressure Welder test must provide proof that they meet one of the following criteria:

  • Possessing a journeyperson’s certificate in welder trade
  • Having acceptable certified 5400 hrs ("3 years") welding work experience
  • Holding/held a pressure welder’s certificate issued by another jurisdiction in Canada
  • Previously tested through TSASK

Please submit your proof of qualification with your application form.


The test will be conducted according to ASME Section IX on a 6 inch, A106B Sch. 80 pipe.

The test will be guided by BPVS-00 (TSASK’s WPS) which covers:

  • SMAW process
  • F3 (6010) open root
  • F4 (7018) fill
  • P1 to P1
  • 2G (1/3 of pipe circumference) & 5G (2/3 of pipe circumference)

Test coupons may be purchased from TSASK or self-supplied. If you supply your own test coupon, it's dimensions shall meet the ones in the drawing. For NPS 6, please see NPS 6 Weld Coupon Drawing under the information paper tab.

Your licence will be issued once you have passed the test. The licence will be valid for two years, is un-restricted and can be transferred to other jurisdictions in Canada.

Per Section 110(2) of the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Regulations, if you do not pass the initial qualification test on your first attempt, you will have to wait 30 days before testing again.

For more information about the test, please see information papers.

Booking Your Pressure Weld Test

Welder testing is done on a regular basis in Regina and Saskatoon. A limited number of spots are available for each welder testing session and are filled on a first come, first serve basis. Please submit your application form, proof of qualification and fee to be booked for your test. See the welder testing calendar for test dates. Please ensure we receive this information before the cut off date (48 hours prior) for the session you want to test in. We are not able to hold spots.

  • To apply for your Pressure Weld Test, click here

 Applications may also be made in person at either of our offices.

Please note: If you need to cancel or reschedule your test, please ensure that you call at least 48 hours prior to your test date. There are no refunds for "no shows" or cancellations received later than 48 hours prior to your test date.

All welder's testing are required to provide picture I.D. at the test center.