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Course Description

This course is an examination preparation course that will assist those who are planning on writing the API Piping 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

Pre-course lessons will be available online up to 100 days prior to the classroom course dates. Course registrants will receive a printed notebook in class.

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.

In 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 main 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. The pre-class lessons will be available online up to 100 days prior to your classroom course dates. You will be able to access the pre-course lessons from your account on

  2. 6 days of live webinar instruction. 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 570 Effectivity Sheet.

Useful Links:

American Petroleum Institute website:
API Individual Certification Programs (API 570 Program):
API 570 Body of Knowledge:
API 570 Effectivity Sheet:

Ticket Pricing
General $1799.00

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8 Reviews
November 5, 2017
Crushed it and with time to spare! Honestly I didn’t study nearly as much as I would have liked but pretty much the entire exam every single question asked I’d get a little memory of you standing in class saying “remember this...” or “this is usually on the exam...” I barely had to use the codes! Your prep course was amazing!!! So thanks for that. So good job on a great prep course!
February 19, 2018
Codes were well explained. Code navigation was TAUGHT, not just told, which was very beneficial.
February 19, 2018
Great course. Passed the exam. Can’t ask for more!
February 19, 2018
Todd was very engaging and flowed through the material very well. He has a very high level of understanding for each code section covered.
February 19, 2018
Great class! Thanks Todd.
February 19, 2018
Todd was very knowledgeable in the course content and practical applications to real world scenarios which made it very easy to apply the information. I would highly recommend Todd to anyone looking to take this course.
February 19, 2018
This course exceeded my expectations. Todd is extremely knowledgeable and teaches the material in an excellent manner. I found Todd to be the best instructor that I’ve had in all of the courses that I have ever taken.
November 16, 2018
Hi Todd, Great news, I passed the API 570 exam. Your course was jam packed with information and the study plan guideline you provided was the catalyst that helped bring everything together in the end.
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