The American Petroleum Institute (API) 1169 Pipeline Construction Inspector certification program was developed in cooperation with industry experts in order to establish an industry-wide credential for the inspection of new construction of on-shore pipelines. In January of 2016 after studying this program, the Boards of both the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) and the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA), which represent many of the pipeline owners in North America, voted to endorse having 100% of the pipeline inspectors who work for their member companies obtain the API 1169 certification by the end of 2018.
A Certified API 1169 Pipeline inspector must have a broad knowledge base relating general onshore pipeline construction inspection, inspector responsibilities, personnel and general pipeline safety, and environmental and pollution control.
Our API 1169 Preparatory Course is designed to prepare inspectors for this rigorous exam. It covers in depth the Body of Knowledge one must be familiar with to pass this examination. The daytime course will consist of ten (10) days of training, approximately (80) eighty hours. A minimum of at least ten (10) students is necessary for the class to form. The cost of the course will cover the training and classroom workbooks. All code material and API exam fees are the responsibility of the student. These courses are offered at least twice a year and the dates, pricing and sign-up can be accessed through the posted schedule.