Getting Started: API 577 Inspector Certification

Certification Program for Advanced Knowledge of Welding Inspection and Metallurgy

The objective of this certification program is to provide documented evidence of advanced knowledge and expertise in the area of Welding Inspection and Metallurgy based on the information contained in API RP 577.

Education and Experience Requirements

If you hold a current API 510, 570 or 653 certification, you automatically qualify to take the API 577 Welding Inspection and Metallurgy certification exam.

If you do not hold a current API 510, 570 or 653 certification, then qualification is based on a combination of your level of education and industry experience acquired within the last 10 years.

Minimum experience required is based on the applicants' level of education as described below:

Education Experience
BS or higher in engineering or technology 1 year experience in petrochemical industry
2-year degree or certificate in engineering or technology 2 years of experience in petrochemical industry
high school diploma or equivalent 3 years of experience in petrochemical industry
no formal education 5 years of experience in petrochemical industry
API 577 Inspector Examination

The examination will be based on API Recommended Practice 577 – Welding Inspection and Metallurgy, Second Edition, December 2013.

Renewals
Exam Code Document

Exam candidates will need API Recommended Practice 577 for exam preparation study. This code documents can be purchased from CASTI.

This summary of educational requirements, examination and renewal, and recognition and reciprocity information is provided for your general overview. It is important that you read the complete documents containing these details as provided by API, ASME, CSA, AWS and CASTI.

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