API 653

Tank Inspector Exam Preparation
- for Candidates Registered in the API 653 Exam
Location:
Holiday Inn Express
10010 104 Street
Edmonton AB  T5J 0Z1 Canada
780-423-2450
Book Accommodations with CASTI Room Rate
Date: March 18-23, 2013
Earn: 4.8 CEUs
Price: $1,995.00

IMPORTANT:To allow sufficient time to complete the pre-classroom online study, course registrants are encouraged to register by February 19, 2013

Completing all of the online study work is a critical step that 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.

Prior API and ASME Code experience is highly recommended before taking this course. For individuals with limited API and ASME Code experience, it is recommended that the CASTI's Introduction to ASME Pressure Equipment Codes or ASME Section IX - Welding Codes and Metallurgy course be taken in advance.

Objectives

This course is designed to maximize your success in passing the API Tank Inspector Certification Examination by learning how to:

  • understand what the API Body of Knowledge requires exam candidates to know;
  • efficiently reference the API and ASME Codes during the API ICP examination; and
  • complete all calculations required of exam candidates during the API ICP examination.

Note: CASTI does not have prior knowledge of future API ICP examination questions.

Accreditation

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.

Who Should Attend

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.

CASTI Learning Advantage (CLA)
Hybrid Training

This course includes 16.5 days* of training as described below:

Estimated 5 Days*
Pre-classroom Online

  • online study of API and ASME Codes
  • review of example problems and detailed solutions
  • solve practice problems and review detailed solutions
  • online pre-classroom content only available from Feb. 19 to Mar. 17, 2013

6 Days
In-Classroom

  • instructor-led review and discussion of API and ASME Codes
  • review example problems and detailed solutions
  • solve practice problems and review detailed solutions
  • write practice exam and review on last day
  • in-classroom training held Mar. 18-23, 2013 8am to 6pm

Estimated 2 Days*
Post-Classroom

  • supported online study of API and ASME Codes
  • write take-home practice
  • review exam answer key and detailed math solutions
  • online post-classroom content only available from Mar. 24-26, 2013

1/2 Days
Review Session

  • instructor-led review of math problems and WPS/PQR for the take-home practice exam
  • practice exam
  • review session is held day before API ICP exam
  • review session held Mar. 26, 2013

* Estimate based on the average time required by past students to complete online training. Your personal skill and experience levels will determine the actual time required to complete this 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:

  • study material for reading
  • reviewing example problems and detailed solutions
  • solving practice problems and reviewing detailed solutions
  • practice problems results are graded to provide a measure of self-evaluation

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.

Topics

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. Topics listed in the API Body of Knowledge will be discussed as they pertain to the API Effectivity Sheet.

Required Code Documents

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.

Purchasing Code Documents:

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.

Minimum System Requirements for the CLA Pre-classroom Online Study

  • Broadband Internet connection
  • Windows Vista (or higher)
  • Currently we don’t support Mac computers or tablets
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 (or higher) or latest Mozilla Firefox
  • Latest Adobe Reader
Note: Use of Adobe software may have additional system requirements (Please refer to the Adobe specifications provided with your Adobe software or visit the Adobe website at www.adobe.com for more information.)

CASTI Exam Preparation Guarantee Policy:

Customers who are unsuccessful in achieving a passing mark with the API 653 exam after taking the related CASTI course will be offered a 50% discount to retake the same course again, provided all of the following requirements are met:

  • All of the pre-classroom online lessons were fully completed and all answers submitted online prior to the start of in-classroom training.
  • 100% attendance at the classroom training.
  • 100% attendance at the pre-exam review day.
  • All of the post-classroom training is fully completed and all answers submitted online prior to the exam date.
  • This offer is limited to the first available course where seating is available.

Final approval for registration under the CASTI Exam Preparation Guarantee Policy is given at the sole discretion of Codes and Standards Training Institute (CASTI).

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About the Instructor

Between 1991 and 2008 Todd worked as a welder, completing his Alberta apprenticeship and becoming a B Pressure welder certified in multiple processes and materials and owning and managing his own portable welding business. Throughout this time Todd welded in many areas of industry, including structural steel, equipment manufacturing, cryogenic vessel fabrication, pressure piping fabrication in shop and facility settings and pipeline and drilling rigs.

Todd Smith has over 20 years of welding and pressure equipment experience. Completing his Alberta apprenticeship, Mr. Smith 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 pressure piping fabrication in both shop and facility settings. His integrity management and inspection work has involved the review and development of QA/QC procedures, Quality Management System manuals and welding procedures, as well as and pressure equipment inspection, welder performance qualification testing and ISO 9001 audits. Mr. Smith is certified as an API 510, 570, 653, 577, and 571 inspector. He is also a CSA W178.2 Level II Welding Inspector, AWS Certified Welding Inspector, Alberta Welding Examiner, and Alberta In-service Pressure Vessel Inspector.