"Bruce did an excellent job. I really enjoyed the stories he told which were pertinent to the subject matter. The material is not exciting but Bruce did a great job in making it as interesting as possible."
On API 579, April 29, 2011
"The course was very well put together. I have no complaints at all. After challenging [the exam] last September and failing, I realize the importance and quality of this course and its significance."
On API 510 Exam Preparation Course, May 7, 2011
"I found this course to be very professional from the instructor to the support staff. Very well organized and I was able to keep my interest level up."
On CSA W178.2, Level 1, October 26, 2012
"This is my first CASTI class. I did not realize it was such a big topic. [The instructor] really helped me make sense of a mixed up code that jumps around."
On API 650, November 15, 2010
CASTI Instructor Leads the Way
CASTI President and Instructor, John Bringas (left)
Congratulations to CASTI President and Instructor, John Bringas, who was the recipient of the 2014 CWA Medallion Award. This award recognizes industry leaders who have been significant contributors to the welding industry on an international level, representing Canada at standards committees and welding industry events worldwide. John sits on 22 different ASTM committees and 4 NACE committees, including ASTM A01 (Steels), A05 (Coated Steels), B02 (Nonferrous Alloys), NACE STG 32 (Oil and Gas Production-Metallurgy) and STG 36 (Process Industry-Materials), and ISO TC 17/SC 4 (Steels). John is also a member of the Alberta Welding Optimization Committee (AWOC), helping to update the welding apprenticeship and jurisdictional requirements of Alberta to better reflect modern technologies.
A World Leader In Codes and Standards Training
Codes and Standards Training Institute (CASTI) was founded in 1982 when John E. Bringas, P.Eng. taught our first course in welding metallurgy. Since then, CASTI has presented over 1,500 courses internationally, specializing in the area of engineering codes and standards (API, ASME, ASTM, CSA, NACE, ISO, and others). The CASTI instructor staff includes members of many codes and standards committees as well as globally-recognized professional engineers with international accreditations.
CASTI technical courses are developed for inspectors, engineers, technologists, designers, supervisors, maintenance, and quality assurance personnel who work for owners-users such as petrochemical plants, refineries, gas plants, power plants, oil/gas pipelines, pulp and paper mills, municipalities, or those who work for engineering procurement companies, inspection companies, fabricators, and regulators in governing jurisdictions.
Our Instructional Philosophy
To ensure the highest quality education, all CASTI courses are developed and taught by highly knowledgeable and experienced instructors. Many of our instructors are or have been Code committee members.
CASTI has also been accredited as an IACET Authorized Provider for more than 10 years, in compliance with the ANSI/IACET Standard that is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. To achieve this accreditation, all CASTI course content and learning management systems are designed, developed, instructed, and assessed by highly knowledgeable and experienced instructors and instructional designers to meet the strict requirements of the ANSI/IACET Standard. As an IACET Authorized Provider, CASTI offers IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for all of its training courses.
At CASTI, we not only teach "what" is in the Code or Standard, but more importantly, "why" it is there and “how” to apply it in industry.
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CASTI Publishing Inc. was launched in 1992 with the release of the CASTI Metals Black Book - North American Ferrous Data, a metals data book which has sold over 20,000 copies in more than 80 countries worldwide. We now publish the CASTI Metals Data Book Series (2 volumes), the CASTI Handbook Book Series (4 volumes), and the CASTI Guidebook Series to the ASME Codes (4 volumes). These publications are available as traditional printed books and as fully searchable e-books.