Options beyond journeymanYour journeyman's ticket can be a starting point, not an end point of your welding skills. See some of the options for enhancing your skills and for where you can work.
B Pressure Welder's Certificate of Competency through the Alberta Boilers Safety Association (ABSA).
Become a certified pressure welder
- Contact ABSA to register for the initial test
- Take the B Pressure Prep course through Lakeland College
- Practice for the test or re-qualification through Lakeland College - B Pressure Certification
Red SealA Red Seal shows that you have successfully completed an inter provincial standards examination. You’ll get a distinctive red seal to attach to your journeyman certificate.
The Red Seal Program encourages the standardization of apprenticeship training and certification programs across Canada. The program is administered by the Canadian Council of Directors of Apprenticeship (CCDA) in each province and territory. A national occupational analysis of each Red Seal trade is used as a base document for inter provincial exams and is encouraged for use in curriculum development.
For more information about the Red Seal and how to obtain it, visit the Red Seal website.
Blue SealIf you have a valid Alberta Journeyman Certificate, you are eligible to receive a Blue Seal business credential after completing 150 hours of study in an approved business program.
The Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board established the Achievement in Business Competencies Program, also known as the Blue Seal Program. The program both encourages and recognizes business studies by anyone who is already certified in an Alberta designated trade or occupation.
For more information about Blue Seal, visit the Blue Seal website.