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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 certification testing for the following:
  • Structural Steel Classification
  • Light Gauge Steel Classification
  • Reinforced Steel Classification
  • Aluminum Classification

Note: Obtaining LADBS certification requires the following:

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

To best familiarize yourself with the most current LADBS requirements for welder certification, please review the following documents:

COC offers Weld 096 - Certification and License Preparation for Welders (3-units) to prepare individuals for the LADBS departmental exam. This class is offered in a structured face-to-face learning environment.

Note: All welding performance exams are arranged by appointment only (no walk ins). 
Please contact Tim Baber at or 661-362-3062 for scheduling an appointment.


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