API 1169 Pipeline Construction Inspector

The API 1169 Pipeline Construction Inspector training course is designed to assist individuals who are scheduled to take the API 1169 Pipeline Inspector Certification Examination. The course consists of 5 days of class work and is based on the American documents in the API Effectivity Sheet and the API Body of Knowledge.

Whether you’re an experienced inspector or just beginning on this exciting career path, becoming an API certified Pipeline Construction Inspector is your first step in career advancement. Demonstrate you have the knowledge, skills and professionalism required to get the job done right.

The API 1169 Pipeline Inspector Certification is relatively new to the industry. Developed by oil and gas experts, this certification became public knowledge in late 2014. While responses from the oil & gas sector were initially gradual, the API 1169 program grew substantially in 2016 with training for the API 1169 exam in high-demand.

INGAA & CEPA both mandate all Pipeline Inspectors have the API 1169 Certification by 2018. The API 1169 Certification is meant to ensure the industry is full of exceptional knowledge and skill.

API has implemented strict minimum qualification requirements for undertaking the ICP exam. The qualification requirements for API 1169 are based on a combination of the number of years of experience acquired within the last 20 years, plus education, and in some cases, other certifications.

Refer to the API.org website for further information on the requirements.


The API 1169 Pipeline Construction Inspector Training course provides participants with the knowledge necessary to pass the exam, including;

  • Use of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code ASME IX & V
  • Use API’s codes during construction, inspection, repairs, and alterations of Pipelines
  • Review of Welding Procedures (WPS / PQR) and Welder Performance Qualifications (WPQ)
  • Study confines of ASME B31.8 and B31.4
  • Study requirements of Code of Federal Regulations (USA) 29 CFR 1910, 1926, 40 CFR112, 122, 49,192, 195
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Requirements
  • CS-S-9 Pressure Testing (Hydro/Pneumatic) Safety Guidelines, and many more

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