Why you should get your welding certification

March 17, 2017


What is Welding? What is a welder?

Welding is fabrication process to join materials such as metals together by fusing them. The career term for individuals in this occupation is a welder. A welder is a skilled tradesman that completes the entire process of fusing the materials together. The welding process is complex with a number of techniques, equipment, tools and methods to complete the process.  There are also a number of welding types such as TIG welding, MIG welding, GAS welding and ARC welding.

Welders wear protective equipment such as a protective mask, gloves, heavy jackets and breathing equipment. Welders must have good coordination skills, eyesight and problem solving skills due to their type of work. In addition, Welders often go through training from vocational programs that focus on Welding Training which gears graduates towards certification and best industry practices.

What is the CWB Certification?

The Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) is an organization that certifies and registers the welding training process for licensing structural pressure vessel welders. The CWB provides testing in Electric Arc Mild Steel Welding (SMAW), Electric Arc Stainless Welding (SMAW), MIG Welding (GMAW) and Flux-core Welding (FCAW).

Why you should get your welding certification?


The main reason to get your welding certification is to ensure that you are up to date with the most recent techniques and procedures. By being a certified welder, individuals will have more career opportunities as the certification process is a record that a welding skill has been demonstrated in a controlled setting. Certification shows that an individual has demonstrated many competencies required to effectively work in the welding field.


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