This course is designed to maximize your success in passing the API Tank Inspector Certification Examination by learning how to:
Note: CASTI does not have prior knowledge of future API ICP examination questions.
Each participant will receive a certificate with a minimum of 4.8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) accredited by the International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET) for attending the 6-day classroom session. Further CEUs will be awarded based on the amount of pre- and post-classroom training lessons completed.
This training course is intended for API 653 inspector examination candidates who have both inspection experience and experience working with the API and ASME Codes. Experience with API and ASME Codes is required during the supervision of inspection activities as described in the ICP Qualification Requirements. API ICP exam candidates are expected to have a broad base of general knowledge and experience covering all topics described in the API Body of Knowledge
CASTI provides this course to help candidates prepare for the API exam. However, this course is a separate entity from the API examination. API requires that all exam candidates apply directly with API before January 16, 2013 in order to write the API 653 examination on March 27, 2013.
This course includes 16.5 days* of training as described below:
Estimated 5 Days*
Estimated 2 Days*
* Estimates are based on the average time needed by previous students to complete online training. Your personal skill and experience levels will determine the actual time required to complete this work. Previous students took between 15-55 hours (2-7 days) to complete the online lesson work.
Completing all of the online study work is a critical step to maximizes your likelihood of passing the exam. Individuals who do not complete all of the online study work may jeopardize the likelihood of successfully passing the exam and do so at their own risk. The online study work is an integral part of this training course and must be completed by all registrants to achieve the full CEU credit, and for exam candidates to comply with the CASTI Exam Preparation Guarantee Policy.
By completing the pre-classroom online training lessons, you will be better prepared to learn more from the instructor-lead classroom training and optimize your learning experience. The pre-classroom online training lessons include:
Approximately 4 to 6 weeks prior to the course start date, the online study lessons are made available to all CASTI customers registered for this course.
Each student must supply the API and ASME Code documents referenced in the API 653 Effectivity Sheet. For more information, please view the API 653 Effectivity Sheet.
These API and ASME code documents can be purchased from CASTI. Detailed course notebooks (including pre-study and post-study guides) will be provided to course registrants, making for valuable reference material.
The Code documents required for this course are available to CASTI course registrants. These documents are available as a package only, not on an individual document basis. Note: Only the specific portions of the Codes and standards documents required for the API exam are supplied in the document package.
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Todd Smith has over 25 years of welding and pressure equipment experience. After completing his Alberta welding apprenticeship Todd became a B Pressure welder certified in multiple processes and materials. Over his welding career he has been involved in many areas of industry including structural steel, pulp and paper, equipment manufacturing, cryogenic vessel fabrication, pipeline and drilling rigs as well as piping fabrication in both shop and facility settings. His integrity management and inspection work has involved the review and development of QA/QC procedures, development of Quality Management System manuals for jurisdictional acceptance in several Canadian jurisdictions, welding procedure review and development, welder performance qualification testing, pressure equipment inspection and ISO 9001 audits.
Todd has become certified as an API 510, 570, 653, 577, 571 and API Source Inspector. He is also a CSA W178.2 Level II Welding Inspector, Alberta Welding Examiner, Alberta In-Service Pressure Vessel Inspector and a National Board In-Service (IC) inspector.