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Welders’ certificates to be renewed after mandatory tests

Welding testing is to take place next week (File photograph)

Mandatory tests for welders are to take place from next week after certifications expired because of Covid-related delays.

The Department of Workforce Development will be holding the National Welding Recertification testing at the Bermuda College Welding Facility.

Under the National Occupational Certification Act 2004, all welders must be nationally certified.

A spokesman for the department said: “Maintaining this standard required ongoing recertification testing to be offered to local welders.”

He added that delays related to the Covid-19 pandemic meant that training could not take place, which resulted in the expiration of certificates.

The spokesman said: “Recognising the need to ensure local welders are recertified as soon as possible, the certification test and application fees for this testing period will be reduced to $310, and the certification will be valid for two years.“

Registration instructions are available at www.bermudajobboard.bm.

Guidance issued

In the Quick Job Search, Keyword search field, enter Welder Recertification Testing.

Click on the link in the results, and note that the deadline for registration and payment is May 9, 2022.

Individuals will be assigned the first available test spot; however, you must first be registered with the Department of Workforce Development.

Anyone who is not registered or has any questions about the process should contact the department at 297-7714 or e-mail cjsimons@gov.bm

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Published May 05, 2022 at 7:24 am (Updated May 05, 2022 at 7:24 am)

Welders’ certificates to be renewed after mandatory tests

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