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LA Department of Building and Safety (LADBS)


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Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety

COC operates as a licensed testing agency of the Los Angeles Department and Safety (LADBS) for the purposes of welder qualification testing. COC offers LADBS welder qualification in the following classifications:
  • Structural Steel
  • Light Gauge Steel
  • Reinforced Steel and Aluminum

Obtaining LADBS certification requires the following:

  1. Successful completionof thedepartmental exam (written).
  2. Successful completion of the performance exam (hands-on).

COC offers Weld 096 - Certification and License Preparation for Welders (3-units) to prepare individuals for the LADBS departmental exam. For more information on the LABDS certified welder program:

  • Trade Licenses
  • Certified Welder Examination Information
  • Welder Certification Rules and Regulations





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