Getting Started: API 1169 Pipeline Construction Inspector Certification
API's Inspector Certification Programs are based on industry-developed standards that are recognized and used with confidence worldwide. These standards have also provided a uniform platform that serves as a model for many state and government regulations. These API programs emphasize professional credibility and process integrity. They enable inspectors to play an active role in improving industry health and safety; environmental performance; ensuring compliance and self-regulation; and strengthening management control and internal inspection capabilities.
Register for CASTI Training Programs
CASTI provides exam preparation training to help candidates pass the API 1169 Pipeline Construction Inspector Certification Exam. Our training course includes detailed lessons on topics covered in the exam, practice exam questions, step-by-step solutions, and e-instructor support. Please note that CASTI training programs are separate from the certification exams, which are administered by the American Petroleum Institute (API).
Visit the CASTI API 1169 ICP course page to review the course outline and register for the course.
Education and Experience Requirements
To take the API 1169 examination, a candidate must meet the criteria set by API. Click here for API 1169 Qualification Requirements.
API 1169 Pressure Vessel Inspector Examination
IMPORTANT CHANGES TO API ICP EXAMS
API no longer accepts paper applications. You must enroll in API's new online portal for application submission. The examination is delivered computer-based-testing (CBT).
Additionally, there will no longer be one global exam day, but a 10-day testing window. This means each applicant will have a choice of when or where they want to test within the given window. Tests will be available at any of the Prometric computer testing centers around the world.
For more information about the API ICP exam structure, please visit: API Individual Certification Program (ICP)
The API 1169 ICP examination is 3 hours long and consists of 115 multiple-choice questions.
For a complete list of specific Code editions, addenda, and supplements of reference publications that are effective for your exam date, please refer to the API 1169 Effectivity Sheet available on the API website.
- every 3 years, re-apply
- every 6 years, re-exam - online exam on latest edition of API 1169
Exam Codes and CASTI Courses
All exam candidates will need the referenced Codes as they appear in the Effectivity sheet to study from and to complete the exam preparation course.
For more information about CASTI's API 1169 Exam Preparation courses, please visit: