SELF-STUDY API 1169 Pipeline Inspector Certification Online Exam Preparation Course Outline

Course Description

This online, self-study course is designed to assist individuals who are registered and scheduled to write the API 1169 Pipeline Inspector Certification examination.

IMPORTANT - You will have up to 120 days of access from the time of your registration. 

This course consists of approximately 60 hours of study time. (This will vary by individual.)  Registrants in this course will be supported by email and phone by the instructor from the day of their registration until the last day of their access.

This course is based on the Body of Knowledge published by the American Petroleum Institute. The required information and references will be taken from the American documents listed in the Effectivity Sheet also published by the American Petroleum Institute. The Federal Regulations and supporting documents that are listed in the Effectivity Sheet are available for download once you are registered in the course. To access the documents available for download with this course, select “My Account” once you are logged into the Kinetic Inspection & Testing website, then select “Online Training”. You will see the available documents listed under your online course.

Course registrants MUST obtain a copy of API 1169 Recommended Practice for Basic Inspection Requirements – New Pipeline Construction. This is essential to the study and preparation you will need to do to be successful in the examination.

Course registrants will benefit from obtaining a copy of the following documents, but they are not essential:

  • API 1110 Recommended Practice for the Pressure Testing of Steel Pipelines for the Transportation of Gas, Petroleum Gas, Hazardous Liquids, Highly Volatile Liquids, Highly Volatile Liquids, or Carbon Dioxide
  • API 1104 Welding of Pipelines and Related Facilities
  • API Specification Q1 – Specification for Quality Management System Requirements for Manufacturing Organizations for the Petroleum and Natural Gas Industry

Significant effort has been made to include much of the information from these documents in the course materials. Many individuals choose not to purchase these and are successful in writing the examination. If you are unsure if you need to purchase these documents, please do not hesitate to call 780-213-0292 or email [email protected] to discuss further.

Course Objective:

The prime objective of this online course is to help prepare individuals to be successful in writing the American Petroleum Institute Pipeline Inspector Examination. 

Pre-Course Online Modules:

The online pre-course modules are designed to help course participants become familiar with the use of and layout of the course materials. There is very important information covered in the pre-course materials, so it is essential that all course participants read them carefully in their entirety. The pre-course modules contain essential information such as:

  • Study methods and suggestions
  • Computer based exam preparation tips
  • Code Navigation
  • Key word and subject recognition

The remainder of the pre-course modules are designed to assist course participants in building familiarity with the reference documents. These modules are essential to success in the examination.

Main Course Chapters:

There are 5 main course chapters. These are the  main areas that the Body of Knowledge is divided into. They are

  1. Pipeline Construction Inspection / Management Knowledge Areas

  2. Front-end Construction

  3. Installation Construction

  4. Back-end Construction

  5. Post-Construction

The information in each chapter is broken into easily navigated lessons, with practice questions that can be reset and answered multiple times. Many of the questions include detailed explanations in the solutions provided with the answer references.

As Kinetic Inspection & Testing does not know what questions will be asked on the examination, the course is developed to specifically cover the current API Body of Knowledge issued for the exam. Each point on the Body of Knowledge will be addressed within the content of the course, either by directly introducing it in a practice question or by means of instruction and explanation in the course materials.

Practice Exams:

There are 3 online Practice Exams with this course material. Each exam is structured just like the actual API ICP exam. The exams are timed (3 hours) and have 115 questions just like the actual examination. Course participants will be able to do the exams as many times as they wish, and be able to track their progress and attempts.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Registration in this course does not register an individual for the actual API ICP examination. This must be done through API at API expects all examination candidates to have relatively broad experience and knowledge prior to attempting this examination. If you have any questions regarding your suitability and chances of success in writing this challenging examination, please contact Kinetic Inspection & Testing and we will discuss your specific situation and give you recommendations on courses and training that will suit your specific goals and circumstances. 

Required Documents

Course participants will need and are required to have the documents listed on the API 1169 Effectivity Sheet (American List) prior to attending the course. As it will be virtually impossible to prepare for the exam without the documents please be sure to look after this by the time you begin your pre-course work.  As stated above, Kinetic Inspection & Testing will supply downloads of all the federal regulations and related documents in the download section of your course. However, course participants must obtain API 1169, API 1110 and API 1104, API SPec Q1 on their own. Some students do not purchase all of these documents, if you are wondering what is best for you please call Todd at 780-213-0292 to discuss further.

CPD Hours

Registrants in this course are eligible to earn CPD hours based on the time they spend on self-paced learning. The online course software will track active hours spent by the course participant in the learning modules and practice questions. A certificate will be issued to the registrant upon completion of the course. This certificate will show the total number of self-paced, tracked hours spent by the course participant, up to a maximum of 40 hours. Please note:

  • Course participants will receive up to a maximum of 40 CPD hours. The 40-hour maximum is not automatic. If a course participant spends less than 40 hours in the course, they will only receive CPD hours for the time tracked.
  • To receive credit for the CPD hours, the entire course must be completed. This includes all lessons, practice questions, quizzes, and Practice Exams. Incomplete training materials are not eligible for CPD hours.
  • CPD hours and completion certificates will not be issued prior to the completion of the course.
  • Course access will end upon issuance of a certificate of completion showing CPD hours.
  • Course participants are responsible for ensuring that CPD hours for self-paced learning are acceptable to the organization they require them for.

Course Extensions, Cancellations, and Transfers

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