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Welding Training & Certification

The OSHA training meets all OSHA welding safety requirements and the Canada training meets all Canada welding requirements.


We Offer Three Types of Welding Safety Trainings

Our regulation-aligned Welding certification courses are updated to reflect the most recent changes made to safety standards. Whether you want a certification in as little as two hours, or a more robust training, we can help! We offer online trainings that can be completed in a day, DIY training kits that provide training materials, Train the Trainer certifications that certify individuals to train others and provide training materials, or onsite training. No matter what you choose, we can get you what you want, at a price you can afford.

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Online Training

Online training is for those who prefer self-paced training from any location and/or for employers who need to assign and monitor employee training progress and exam scores.

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Training Kits

The training kit is for those who want the freedom of doing the training themselves. It is an PowerPoint Presentation (PPT) that you can present yourself to a group of trainees.

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Train the Trainer

Train the Trainer courses are online and meant to certify a individual to use the training kit to train others. Training kit and materials are included with the Train the Trainer online course for no additional cost.

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What’s in the Welding Training Course?

Our Welding Safety Training course is regulation aligned, and our online version fulfills classroom training requirements. Each class contains sections on equipment, safe operations, hazards, and more.

This presentation includes intermittent practice quiz questions to prepare for the final written exam included with the course. In addition to the written exam, this course also includes a checklist for employers to use when administering a practical exam.

While this training encompasses many important safety standards, you will still need to familiarize yourself with any other federal, state, and local standards that apply to your specific workplace.


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For most courses, we offer OSHA trainings in English and Spanish, CAL/OSHA trainings in English, and Canada trainings in English. See all of our options!

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Welding Certification Standards

U.S. Standards

  • 29 CFR 1910 Subpart Q – General Industry, Welding, Cutting, and Brazing
  • 29 CFR 1926 Subpart J – Construction
  • 29 CFR 1915 Subpart D – Shipyards
  • 29 CFR 1917.152 – Marine Terminals
  • Canada Standards

  • CSA Welding Standards
  • Canadian Welding Bureau Standards
  • ASME Section IX
  • B.C – 12.112-12.126
  • Alberta – Alberta OHS 171
  • Manitoba –Manitoba’s Act & Regulations
  • Nova Scotia – Section 17A of the Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications Act
  • Saskatchewan – TSASK Standards

    Train the Trainer Certification

    The Train the Trainer option is used to certify a trainer to teach others using the included training kit. It incorporates the online course with an additional train the trainer module, as well as the training kit. This option results in an regulation-aligned lifetime trainer certification from Hard Hat Training. This certification is not company-specific, meaning you can take it with you should you change employers.

    Why Do I Need Welding Safety Training?

    In line with regulations, anyone who welds must receive training prior to working on their own. Requirements for refresher training related to forklifts or other processes are very specific. Most other equipment doesn’t have such specific requirements, but it’s wise to follow the same guidelines.

    When it comes to refresher training, the standards in some instances (like forklifts) are very specific: operators must be re-evaluated every three years to see if they are still competent to operate the equipment. Best practices say to apply this same rule to all types of equipment. A so-called “free-pass” cannot be awarded based on experience, age, or time on the job. The extent of the evaluation is to be determined by the employer but should include a written and practical examination that prove continued competency.

    Stay Informed On All Things Welding

    Did You Know?

    Welders are exposed to dangerous fumes and gases, and are at risk of electric shock, fire, and explosions.

    Welders can suffer eye damage (including vision loss), lung damage, brain damage, and severe burns.

    Welders, cutter, solderers, and brazers hold just over 400,000 jobs nationwide.


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    Frequently Asked Questions

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    Why is safety in welding important?

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    If you don’t take proper precautionary measures, employees can face hazards such as electric shock, dangerous fumes and gases, fires, and explosions.

    What PPE is used in welding?

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    Body, face, and eye protection are the basics for PPE in welding. This usually includes leather gloves, safety glasses, and a welder’s helmet or goggles. However, depending on the task, more PPE may be needed.

    Why do you need special eye protection for welding?

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    Welding produces a lot of heat and optical radiation. Helmets or goggles specifically designed with welding in mind protect from the sparks, debris, and intense UV light that comes from the arc produced by the weld.


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    For most courses, we offer OSHA trainings in English and Spanish, CAL/OSHA trainings in English, and Canada trainings in English. See all of our options!

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