Pressure Welder’s Test

Pressure Weld testing is available to individuals that hold or have held a pressure welder’s license acceptable to TSASK. If you have never had a pressure welder's ticket, please refer to "Initial Pressure Welder's Test" in the menu on the left.

Standard tests in our controlled facilities in Saskatoon/Regina cover:

  • BPVS-1: SMAW/SMAW, F3/F4, P1-P1, 6G, 2 Inch XXS pipe
  • BPVS-2: GTAW/SMAW, F6/F5, P1-P1, 6.G, 2 Inch XXS pipe
  • BPVS-3: GTAW/SMAW, F43/F43, P1-P1, 6G, 2 Inch XXS pipe (need to supply own filler metal)
  • BPVS-4: GTAW/SMAW, F6/F4, P1-P1, 6G, 2 Inch XXS pipe    
  • BPVS-5: GTAW, F6 ALL, P1-P1, 6G, 2 Inch XXS pipe
  • BPVS-6: GMAW/FCAW, P1-P1, 6G, 2 Inch XXS Pipe (need to supply own registered WPS and filler metal)

You are welcome to test other special processes, as long as the WPS is registered with TSASK. To do this, you would check off "other" on your application form. Please note that you will need to supply a copy of the WPS with your application.

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 2, please see NPS 2 Weld Coupon Drawing under the information tab.

Please note: Heavy wall coupons must be self-supplied.


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

If you do not pass your pressure test, you will need to re-book your test for another pressure weld session. Same day re-tests cannot be accommodated.

Booking Your Pressure Weld Test

Weld testing is done on a regular basis in Regina and Saskatoon. A limited number of spots are available for each weld test session and are filled on a first come, first serve basis. Please submit your application form and fee to be booked for your test. See the weld test 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 can also be made in person at either of our offices.

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.