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Labour and Advanced Education

Welding, High Pressure: Pressure Welder Licence

 
Who Needs This Licence?

Any company that wants a high pressure welder certified to carry out welding fabrication or repairs to boilers and pressure vessels, high pressure piping or brazing on refrigeration systems.

Welder Transfer:

For information on transferring a Pressure Welder licence from one company to another within the Province of Nova Scotia, or on transferring a welder qualification card from another Canadian province or territory to the Province of Nova Scotia, please see Application Forms & Process below.

Issuing Department / Agency:
Labour and Advanced Education, Technical Safety Division, Boiler and Pressure Vessel Section
Where can you get this licence and / or further information?
Technical Safety Division
Boiler and Pressure Vessel Section
Labour and Advanced Education

Toll fee: 1-844-424-3200
Phone: 902-424-3200
Fax: 902-428-8770
Office Location:
103 Garland Avenue, 3rd Floor
Dartmouth, NS

Mailing Address:
103 Garland Avenue, 3rd Floor
Dartmouth, NS B3B 0K5
Application Forms & Process:

A company request is submitted to the Department for a test date and site.

If all requirements are met and the test is passed, the certification will be sent to the applicant by mail.

Welder Transfer
A transfer request form must be submitted by the company to the Department.

  1. Transfer of a Pressure Welder Licence within the Province of Nova Scotia:  A transfer request form must be completed stating the procedure you want the licence transferred to and if the Chief Inspector or Inspector is satisfied he/she may without further testing and on payment of the fee, issue to the welder a new licence which shall bear the same expiry date as the original licence.

  2. Inter-Provincial welder qualification card transfer: An Inter-Provincial Transfer request form must be completed stating the Province of origins, procedure you want the qualification card transferred to and also a copy of the qualification card from the Province of origins and if the Chief Inspector or Inspector is satisfied he/she may without further testing and on payment of the fee, issue to the welder a new qualification card which shall bear the same expiry date as the original qualification card.
Waiting Period:
5 to 10 business days
Provided that all the items that must accompany the application have been received
Expiry & Renewal:
This Certification is valid for 2 years (24 months) from the date that it is issued. It is renewable. The renewal process is started by the company.
Price: (HST is charged)

Pressure Welder Licence:  $64.45
Pressure Welder Licence Transfer:  $51.50

Welding procedure registration:  $51.55

Related Requirements:
Must meet minimum requirement prior to testing as per regulation.
The company must register a welding procedure with the Province of Nova Scotia.
Additional Information:
Testing is done in accordance with applicable American Society of Mechanical Engineers Codes and Standards as well as related CSA Standards.
Legislative Authority:
Technical Safety Act and Pressure Equipment Regulation

Last Updated: May 2015

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