Certifications in Welding!!!


Hi guys,
My son is thinking of a career in welding; he has always been interested in patchworks and repairs. He wants to become more of an industrial welder rather than a friendly neighbourhood welder; he is much interested in offshore projects and keeps searching for oil rigs and marine welders! After my extensive research online, I learned that to become an industrial welder, you'll need certifications in par with the industrial standards. He has already completed his undergraduate program in industrial engineering and is looking for welding courses in Canada to obtain certificates in welding. He is not interested in a full-time degree, so he has gone through some AWS, TSSA, CWB and I-CAR welding certification courses offered by a welding school(https://www.weldtechtraining.com/) in Canada, which was suggested by his uncle. He doesn't have a particular understanding of which to select. Could you guys help find the right certification course which would help him to become an industrial welder and probably a marine welder? Which is the best certification course essential for a welder? Do you guys have any idea about the welding school mentioned above? Any help in this topic would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance!



I have zero knowledge on welding qualifications but I have done vocational training before, and I think the best bet is for your son to identify several companies that do the exact work he wants to do, and ask what would be the best qualifications / courses to go for. Maybe some of the companies will even offer apprenticeships.

Hope this helps!