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Atlas API 653 Training Course: Tank Repair & Inspection

Online training for the API 653 Exam: Tank Repair & Inspection

Why Atlas API Training?

I just took the 653 exams, and I can say that If it wasn't for the course being online, I would not have been able to pass the exam without going to a forty-hour course. I would have been out of pocket at least $4,300 for the course and hotel etc. I recommend all of Atlas' training to all my co-workers.
Graeme Rand Jr, M.Sc
VP, Industrial Quality Services

Overview of the API 653 Course Study Material

This API 653 training course online is 60 hours long. This is the easiest and least expensive way to prepare for the tank inspector certification exam. This training is self-paced. You can stop and start whenever you like. Your stopping point is bookmarked so you can pick back up where you left off. You can repeat the entire course, or individual lessons that you would like to review. Work at your own pace. You will never be rushed, and you will never be slowed down. You can email your questions to the instructor for quick answers when you need help.

There are practice quizzes throughout the API 653-course study material along with timed, practice exams at the end of the lessons. There are over 1,000 exam type questions in the quizzes to help you become familiar with the kind of content that will be asked on the actual exam. This is a significant part of the Atlas API training. The timed practice tests are beneficial in letting you know how well prepared you are. There are also three additional practice tests that are made up of API 653 exam questions available to download. There are audio flashcards containing questions and answers that can be listened to while driving, at the office, or just relaxing at home.

Training online is the best option for the busy industrial professional. The course is open for 120 days after purchase or for three passes through it. We can make exceptions to this if you contact us. When you are training for the API 653 certification exam, you should not be under pressure to rush through the very course that is supposed to be helping you prepare. Our online training system is superior to conventional classroom training. This API 653 training course is accredited with the AWS for 60 professional development hours (PDH) for the CWI 9-year renewal, CWB Renewal and for Professional Engineers.

Are you qualified to take the API 653 exam? Below is a link to the list of qualifications required to take the exam. Before submitting an application to the API, please use the table below to determine if you qualify to take the exam:

Education Years of Experience Experience Required
BS or higher in engineering or technology 1 year Supervision or performance of inspection activities as described in API 653
2-year degree or certificate in engineering or technology 2 years Design, construction, repair, operation, or inspection of aboveground storage tanks, of which one year must be in supervision or performance of inspection activities as described in API 653
High school diploma or equivalent 3 years Design, construction, repair, operation, or inspection of aboveground storage tanks, of which one year must be in supervision or performance of inspection activities as described in API 653
No formal education 5 or more years Design, construction, repair, operation, or inspection of aboveground storage tanks, of which one year must be in supervision or performance of inspection activities as described in API 653

Here is a link 2019 Exam Schedule and fees.

Here is a link to the Body of Knowledge that will be covered on the upcoming examination.

Here is a link to the Publications Effectivity Sheet for the upcoming certification exam.

Course Curriculum

19 lessons and quizzes plus over 1400 questions built into an interactive question bank on a book of exhibits and on the 2017 Book of Specifications

  1. API 653 Sections 1 – 12
  2. API 650 Sections 1 – 10
  3. Annex and Conclusion API 650
  4. Overview Section IX 653
  5. Writing A _WPS_By_Essentials
  6. Review of WPS_PQR
  7. Welding Inspection RP-577
  8. Nondestructive Exam Section V
  9. Damage Mechanisms RP-571_653
  10. API 575 Sections 1 – 8
  11. Conclusion API 575
  12. API 651 Sections 1 – 11
  13. API 651 Conclusion

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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