Frequently Asked Questions
1. How do I become a certified welder?
You must pass a test with an Oklahoma certified weld test facility. Submit your test results along with a completed application and the twenty-five dollar fee to the Department of Labor.
2. Where are the Oklahoma Certified Weld Test Facilities?
A list of facilities located across the state is available at the Department of Labor at no charge.
3. May I still renew my welder certification if it has expired?
You can renew your certification for the $25.00 fee plus an additional $10.00 late fee if it has been expired for less than one year. If the card has been expired for more than one year, you must re-test.
4. Does my certification qualify me to weld on all pressure vessels?
No. Please refer to the Safety Standards Division FAQ for more information.
5. Do you send renewal notices to welders?
No. Welder certifications are set to expire on the last day of the welder’s birth month to make it easier to remember the expiration date. Welder renewal applications are available on line or from the Licensing Division.
6. May I come to the Agency to obtain a new or renewal Welder Card?
You may drop off your completed application with the fee or if renewing drop off the fee or mail to the Oklahoma Department of Labor, ATTN: Licensing Unit. Your request will be processed and the certificate or a response will be mailed to you.
7. How long will it take for me to receive my card?
All applications are processed in the order in which it is received regardless of whether it is mail or hand delivered.