API 1169 Training Course

Pipeline Construction Inspector, 40 hour online exam prep course.

Overview of the API 1169 Training Course

This API 1169 online training course is a 40-hour exam prep course. The course allows you to study at your own pace and repeat the course to better prepare you for the exam. Along with the quizzes that are built into the lessons there is a question bank that you can repeat as many times as you like. The Atlas API 1169 online training course is open for 120 days. If you do not pass the exam, you can take the course again for free.

Here is a link to the API 1169 Body of Knowledge
Here is a link to the API 1169 Publications Effectivity Sheet

Course Structure:

  1. API 1169 - Recommended Practice for Basic Inspection Requirements for New Pipeline Construction
  2. API 1110 - Recommended Practice for Pressure Testing of Steel Pipelines for the Transportation of Gas, Petroleum Gas, Hazardous Liquids, Highly Volatile Liquids, or Carbon Dioxide
  3. API Spec Q1 - Specification for Quality Management System Requirements for Manufacturing Organizations for the Petroleum and Natural Gas Industry
  4. API 1104 - Welding of Pipeline and Related Facilities
  5. ASME B31.4 - Pipeline Transportation Systems for Liquids and Slurries
  6. ASME B31.8 - Gas Transmission and Distribution Piping Systems
  7. ANSI Z49.1 - Safety in Welding, Cutting, and Allied Processes
  8. CGA Best Practices - Common Ground Alliance
  9. INGAA - Construction Safety Guidelines, Natural Gas Pipeline Crossing Guidelines
  10. ISO 9000 - Definitions only
  11. CFR’s - US Federal Regulations (CFR) & Other Reference Documents

Are you qualified to take the API 1169 exam?

API 1169 Pipeline Construction Inspector Certification requirements are based on work experience acquired within the last 20 years. Education and other certifications may also be needed.

Applicants can qualify in one or more of these categories:

  1. Inspection Experience (pipeline or general oil and gas)
  2. Non-Inspection Pipeline Experience
  3. General Oil & Gas Industry Experience
  4. Other Heavy Industry Experience

Determine which category applies to you and then provide the information that is required.

  1. The minimum amount of experience/education needed to qualify MUST be documented on your application.
  2. If you are using education or certification to help you qualify, then official documentation (in the English language) will need to be uploaded into your application.

INSPECTION EXPERIENCE

Experience Required Years of Experience Plus Education

PIPELINE INSPECTION

Experience acquired in areas such as Utility inspection, Pressure/Leak Testing, Welding Inspection, Coating Inspection, Safety Inspection
3 years Any or no education
2 years BS or 2-year degree in a technical discipline, engineering or technology
OR
2 years of military service in a technical role

GENERAL OIL & GAS INSPECTION

Experience acquired in areas such as: Equipment Inspection, NDT, In-service Inspection, Visual Inspection, Welding Inspection, Pressure/Leak Testing, Inspection of Aboveground Storage Tanks, Piping or Pressure Vessels, Manufacturing/Source Inspection
3 years BS or 2-year degree in a technical discipline, engineering or technology
OR
2 years of military service in a technical role
4 years High School, GED or no education

NON-INSPECTION PIPELINE EXPERIENCE

Experience Required Years of Experience Plus Education
Experience acquired in areas such as: Pipeline Construction, Pipeline SurveyorPipeline Operation, Welding, Fitting, Coating, Operation of Heavy Equipment, Pipeline Safety Supervisor             

4 years BS or 2-year degree in a technical discipline, engineering or technology
OR
2 years of military service in a technical role
5 years High School, GED or no education

GENERAL OIL & GAS INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

Experience Required Years of Experience Plus Education Plus Certification

Experience acquired at any petrochemical facility, such as refinery or petrochemical plants.

Experience may relate to: Operation, Construction and repair of petrochemical equipment.
Total of 4 years which includes at least 1 year of Pipeline Specific experience Any or no education Level II or greater - from any of the following:
  • AWS, CWB
  • NACE
  • API
  • ASNT
6 years Any or no education Any certification - Level II or greater - from any of the following:
  • AWS, CWB
  • NACE
  • API
  • ASNT

OTHER HEAVY INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

Experience Required Years of Experience Plus Education Plus Certification

Experience acquired in industries or areas such as: Road Building, Civil Construction, Mining, Logging, Heavy Equipment Operating, Blasting


5 years BS or 2-year degree in a technical discipline, engineering or technology N/A
8 years Any or no education Any certification - Level II or greater - from any of the following:
  • AWS, CWB
  • NACE
  • API
  • ASNT

Notice and Disclaimer for API training students:


This does not register you for the examination. You will have to register separately at API's website. If you have not already registered for the exam, you need to download an application from the API website listed here . The codes and standards that are needed to prepare can be purchased from several sources online. They are referred to as exam packs. Here is a link for the exam packs.

Atlas API Training presently provides online preparation courses for API 510, API 570, API 580, API 1169, PT, MT and API 653 certification exams.

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