• 40 Hr. Initial B Pressure Certification

    This course will provide theory, safety, and technical training to prepare welders for the initial Alberta B Pressure qualification, using either SMAW F3F4 or GTAW F6/SMAW F4 on carbon steel. The four-hour ABSA Initial B Pressure qualification test is included on the final day of this course and will be administered at the CLAC Training Centre. Successful students will be issued their Initial  B Pressure certification by ABSA. Previous testing or training is recommended prior to attending this course.



    Member $892.00

    Non-Member $1052.00

    (Skills Evaluation $60.00)

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  • CWB Training

    Looking to challenge your CWB Structural Welding certification? Set yourself up for success by training and testing with CLAC Training.

    This course aims to provide the training and skills required to challenge the practical CSA W47.1 qualification test using SMAW (shielded metal arc welding) or FCAW (flux cored arc welding) in flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead positions. Training will be offered over three consecutive weeknights, with testing scheduled the following morning.  Successful students will be issued CWB certification, valid for two years.


    The cost includes course content and four CWB-supervised exam welds, as well as taxes.


    Cost: $700.00

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  • Do It Yourself Welding Courses

    Do you want to learn how to weld? CLAC Training offers a variety of fun, project-based courses to help you get started! Great for individuals or groups, our hands-on courses are designed for those who want to learn a new skill, have at-home metal projects they need a little help with, or simply love to get their hands dirty!


    Click here to learn more about available courses, dates and times.

  • Pre-Employment (Welder First Period)

    The CLAC Pre-employment welding program is essentially the 1st year welding apprenticeship training, with a few differences in the content and accessibility of normal apprenticeship training.


    Some of the benefits of the program are:


    • Candidates do not need to be a registered apprentice, nor do they need to have any welding experience. The course is designed for pre-apprentices wanting to get into the field.
    • All 1st period Welder curriculum is covered and final exams with the apprenticeship board are booked as part of the course. Successful students will be credited for their 1st year apprenticeship. When they get hired by an employer, they just need to be indentured to get their blue book. After 1,500 hours of work experience as an apprentice they can submit their hours to the apprenticeship board and immediately bump to a 2nd year apprentice.
    • The course has been extended by four weeks – normally 1st year training is 8 weeks, but we have increased the length of the course to 12 weeks to provide more time for students to learn the material and have better success on exams.
    • An added component, students are given the opportunity to complete 7 basic safety tickets (value of $750.00) and challenge their CWB FCAW All position structural welding certification (value of $1600.00) at no additional cost! These certifications will increase a person’s skill set and employability once they enter the workforce.
    • Smaller class sizes will provide more 1-on-1 time with instructors and allow a more direct learning experience
    • There are employment opportunities at the end of the program for those wanting to start their apprenticeship. With CLAC’s network of employers and contacts, we will help candidates find an employer and get started in their apprenticeship.


    Cost: $4895.00

    This covers the full 12 weeks practical and theory training, the learning modules and exam fees for 1st year apprenticeship and the CWB FCAW All position certification. A minimum deposit of $500.00 can be made to hold a candidates spot in the course but course fees must be paid in full prior to the start of a program. Registered students are then eligible to apply for additional program funding through Alberta Student Aid or a Student Line of Credit, or can use an existing Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) .


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  • Welding Inspector (Level 1)

    Welding Inspector Level 1:

    This course is designed to prepare you to achieve your CSA W178.2 Level 1 Certification along with the ASME B313.3 Code endorsement. It offers an estimated 4 day pre-classroom e-learning followed by 6 days in class instructor-led training as well as an estimated 2 day post-classroom e-learning.


    Included in these sessions you will have review in code navigation, exam topics, practice exams as well as take the Basic Welding Inspection & Fundamentals closed-book in-classroom final exam. This course provides the textbooks (outside of the B31.3 code and W178.2 Standard) and use of CASTI toolkits required for the in-classroom and is thorough with the visual inspection which is followed up by practice exams to prepare you for the visual exam.


    If you are looking to advance your career and increase your earning potential this may be what you are looking for.


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