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 To verify an L.A. City Welder Certification search the "Certified Welder Roster"


Our welder testing lab is an Approved Welder Testing Agency

for the Los Angeles Dept.of Building & Safety / LADBS

L.A. City Welder Certification

 We streamline the process to help you obtain your LA City Cert by offering a complete certification package


Upcoming one day/10 hour CRASH COURSE for written exam:

Saturday September 19th

Location: Best Western Plus Lake Elsinore Inn & Suites, 31781 Casino Dr, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530

Start Time: 7:30 AM

Click here to enroll

we have a small lecture room / seating is limited to a small group

Pricing for class:
Option 1: Crash Course Fee (when 3 or more people are enrolled): $465 per person 
Option 2: Individual Training Fee (1 to 2 people enrolled): $625 per person
Package Pricing:

Option 3: Course, books and application fee for the City of Los Angeles license: $1,185.00 

Option 4: Individual training, books and application fee for the City of Los Angeles license: $1,370.00

    Note: if you choose package pricing we will submit the application on your behalf. You will fill out the LA City application before class begins; we will then submit the application with application fee payment to the Los Angeles Department of Building & Safety.



How to become an L.A city Certified Structural Welder:


1) Submit application to the City of Los Angeles, include check payment and photo. Download Welder License Application here.


2) Within a couple of weeks you will receive a confirmation letter with your exam date. The exam is done downtown L.A. at the Los Angeles Dept. of Building and Safety (LADBS) building on Figueroa St.


3) Schedule training for the written and practical tests. The written exam consists of two parts, general knowledge of welding processes, symbols, etc. (closed book test) and Code Book (open book).

It is necessary to have a copy of the AWS D1.1 Structural Welding Code Book, which can be purchased on this webpage; you are required to bring this code book to the exam

Also, studying from a welding text book is recommended for the closed book test.


4) Take the written and practical test as outlined below: 

The city of L.A. recommends the applicant take the written test before taking the practical welding test (read instructions in the application form and instructions download).


Written Exam Training: 

The written exam is composed of two parts: Welding Theory and AWS Code Book.


You can become an L.A. City Certified Welder in any of the following:

1) AWS D1.1 Structural Welding Code/ Steel

2) AWS D1.2 Structural Welding Code/ Aluminum

3) AWS D1.3 Structural Welding Code/ Sheet Steel

4) AWS D1.4 Structural Welding Code/ Reinforcing Steel

5) AWS D1.6 Structural Welding Code/ Stainless Steel


Study material needed:

1) A general knowledge welding textbook (such as "Welding Principles and Applications" by Larry Jeffus).

2) The AWS Code Book applicable to the exam you are taking.


To purchase Books use the PayPal button below.



To schedule training click here.


Practical Welder Training:

We offer individualized training for the pratical test at our training & testing facility in Lake Elsinore, CA. Classes are available every day of the week and can be scheduled to your convenience.

To schedule a class contact us.


The cost of the practical training may depend on the welder's skill level and welding experience. For cost information click here.


The LA City practical test can be taken at our testing lab in the City of Lake Elsinore

Our lab is a City of Los Angeles Approved Welded Testing facility