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Course Description

This course is an examination preparation course that will assist those who are planning on writing the API Pressure Vessel Inspector Certification exam. This course will teach the following:

  • Navigation within the required Code documents (an essential skill for answering questions accurately and in a timely fashion)

  • The required knowledge to pass the examination as listed in the API Body of Knowledge

  • Methods and skills required to perform Code calculations during the examination

  • This course contains pre-class lessons, live instruction and classroom course work, and practice exams

Topics Covered

During the course, the instructor will cover the information contained in the API Body of Knowledge. It is important to note that Kinetic Inspection & Testing has no prior knowledge of what questions will be on the examination. Therefore, it is our intent to train exam candidates sufficiently to answer anything that API could ask from the topics listed in the Body of Knowledge.

During the course participants will have the opportunity to be guided through the Codes by an experienced instructor. They will have the chance to answer questions that are similar to the ones that will be asked on the exam, and have concepts and calculation steps demonstrated in a way that is designed to assist each course participant and address each person’s unique skill set.

Course participants will be encouraged to participate in class discussions and workshops that will address the navigation in the Codes, calculations, making the connections between the construction Codes and the repair Codes, review of welding procedure specifications and more. The instructor will be available for one-on-one assistance and discussion following classes.

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.

Course Structure

This course consists of three portions:

  1. Pre-class lessons that will help course participants to become familiar with the material prior to coming to the course and will help participants identify areas they may wish to focus on during the course or address with the instructor.

  2. 6 days of live instruction via Zoom. This detailed instruction will be led by the instructor and all course participants are encouraged to participate and ask questions. On the 6th day there will be a practice exam and review of the exam to enable course participants to gauge their progress.

  3. Practice exams that will enable exam candidates to continue to use the skills they have learned up to the exam day.

Required Code Documents for the Course

All course participants are required to have copies of the API and ASME Code documents that are listed on the API 510 Effectivity Sheet. 

Useful Links

American Petroleum Institute website:
API Individual Certification Programs(API 510 Program):
API 510 Body of Knowledge:
API 510 Effectivity Sheet:

Ticket Pricing
General $1799.00

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September 22, 2017
Hello, Todd I wanted to send you an email, personally thanking you for all your help during my preparation for the API 510 exam. Without your course and pre-exam support there is NO WAY I could have been successful. I am look forward to do other training courses in the future. Thanks again Wade Clement NWFL Quality Manager.
November 16, 2018
Excellent course!
February 19, 2018
I have taken 3 courses with Todd, and passed all the exams now! Excellent instruction and preparation. Well worth the money!
February 19, 2018
Great course! I felt very prepared going into the exam, and I passed! Thanks Todd for a great course!
February 19, 2018
Second course with Kinetic. Great course. Thank you Todd
October 2, 2018
Extremely well planned out course!
October 2, 2018
This course really helped me understand how to navigate the codes. Todd, you are excellent at explaining things.
October 20, 2020
Past due recommendation for Todd and Kinetic Inspection. I attended his API 510 course in May 2019. Really in depth with his explanations. Todd takes the time to make sure that everyone is understands the content and is comfortable.
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Todd Smith has been involved in the welding and pressure equipment industry for 25 years. He has been instructing exam preparation courses with great success for several years now. Energetic and experienced, Todd’s instruction will make a difference for you!

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