Red Seal Program


This newly revised four-book program provides supporting theoretical material for those welders interested in challenging the Interprovincial 鈥淩ed Seal鈥 Welder Exam. Designed for experienced welders looking for mobility between provinces and those interested in supervising future apprentices, this program provides a convenient in-depth review of key knowledge. The actual Red Seal written examination is very practically focused and this technical content is not intended as a replacement for adequate industry experience.

Those taking this course can test and retest their knowledge through the provided online practice exam taken from the four book content. The material covers the technical content of the National Welder Occupation Analysis and is an excellent review package for apprentices challenging their certification examination.

Successfully completing this exam is not a guarantee of passing your Red Seal written test. On the job experience must be coupled to your related knowledge in order to be successful. We suggest that you repeat this test as many times as possible in order to increase your grasp of the theory.

This new Red Seal program offers:

  • Fully updated and expanded theory
  • Hardcopy textbooks (4 books in the set, over 550 pages)
  • Online Red Seal theory practice exam (unlimited attempts over a 12 month period, with results feedback)

Content of the book set:

Book 1

  • Introduction to Welding Processes
  • Electrical Principles
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
  • Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW)
  • Submerged Arc Welding (SAW)

Book 2

  • Special Processes
  • Brazing
  • Electrodes

Book 3

  • Engineering Drawings, Basic Joints, Math and Layout
  • Welding Symbols
  • Weld Quality and Examination Methods
  • Metal Preparation Methods
  • Cutting Processes

Book 4

  • Metallurgy
  • Residual Stress and Distortion
  • Health & Safety
  • Estimating the Weight of Objects Overview
  • Rigging Hardware 鈥 Shackles
  • Lifting Clamp Safety
  • Hand Signals for Fellow Workers