Getting Started: API 580 API 580 Risk Based Inspection Certification
Certification Program for Advanced Knowledge of Risk Based Inspection
The objective of this certification program is to provide documented evidence of advanced knowledge and and expertise in the area of Risk-Based Inspection (RBI) based on the information contained in API RP 580.
Education and Experience Requirements
If you hold a current API 510, 570 or 653 certification, you automatically qualify to take the API 580 Risk Based Inspection 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:
|Engineering Degree||1 year experience in petrochemical industry|
|2-yr technical degree||2 years of experience in petrochemical industry|
|High School||3 years of experience in petrochemical industry|
|No formal education||5 years of experience in petrochemical industry|
API 580 Inspector Examination
- API 580 examination consist of 70 multiple choice questions
- It is a 3.25 hour closed-book exam
- No reference materials will be permitted at the examination
- This examination has a set passing point of 70%, or 49 correctly answered questions
The examination will be based on the API Recommended Practice 580 – Risk-Based Inspection.
Note: Questions become effective when the applicable API documents (namely API RP 580 – any new issue, addenda or rewrite) have been in use for 12 months since issue date.
- every 3 years, reapply
Exam Code Document and CASTI courses
All exam candidates will need the referenced Codes as they appear in the Body of Knowledge to study from and to complete CASTI's exam preparation course. These 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.