In-Service Pressure Vessel Inspector Certification

CLA Online Training with e-Instructor Support
- for In-Service Pressure Vessel (IPV) Inspector Certification
Course Type:
Online Course

Duration: 0 hours
Earn: 1.6 CEUs

IMPORTANT: You must have documented evidence of having passed the National Board Inservice Commission exam or API 510 Inspector exam in order to apply for the Alberta In-Service Pressure Vessel Inspector Certification.


To achieve the Alberta In-Service Pressure Vessel Inspector Certification.

Note: This course is an exam preparation course. It will assist you in navigating and organizing the relavent information in order to pass the exam. It does not teach the understanding of the Alberta Safety Codes Act, Regulations, CSA B51, ASME codes, and other exam documents as outlined in the Inspector Certification Examination Syllabus (AB-59).


Each participant will receive a certificate with 1.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) accredited by the International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET) for completing all online lessons and practice exams.

Who Should Attend

API 510 Inspectors and National Board Inservice Commissioned Inspector who want to obtain the In-Service Pressure Vessel Inspector Certification.

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Online Training with e-Instructor Support

This course includes 16 hours* of training as described below:

* 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 10-30 hours (1-4 days) to complete the online lesson work.

Online Study Components

  • e-Instructor support
  • simple online access using a web browser (see Minimum System Requirements below)
  • study material with explanations and sample questions throughout
  • code book navigation tutorial
  • 3 practice exams
  • solutions to questions include references to the corresponding paragraph of the exam document(s)
  • all study material sample questions and practice exam questions are submitted online and automatically graded

Course Length

Online lessons are available for six months from the date of registration or until the scheduled In-Service Pressure Vessel Inspector Certification exam date, whichever occurs first.

Completing all of the online lessons is a crucial part of this training course.


The following topics are covered as they relate to the Alberta In-Service Pressure Vessel Inspector Certification:

Provincial Legislation
  • Alberta Safety Codes Act and Regulations for Pressure Equipment
CSA Standard B51 - Boiler, Pressure Vessel, and Pressure Piping Code
Codes and Standards Adopted As Regulations
  • ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel (Sections I to IX)
  • ASME Pressure Piping Codes (B31.1, B31.3, B31.5, B31.9)
  • ASME CSD-l, Controls and Safety Devices for Automatically Fired Boilers
  • NFPA 58, Storage and Handling of Liquified Petroleum Gases
  • ANSI K61.1, Safety Requirements for the Storange and Handling of Anhydrous Ammonia
  • CSA Standard B52 - Mechanical Refridgeration Code
  • MSS Standard Practice SP-25, Standard Marking System for Valves, Fittings, Flanges and Unions
ABSA, The Pressure Equipment Authority
Safety Codes Council, Boiler Technical Council, Government
ASME, National Board, American Petroleum Institute (API)
Accident Investigation
Quality Systems
New Construction
Pressure Piping
Safety Codes Act Requirements for Notification of Change of Ownership and Other Status Changes
Design Registration
Service Inspections

For complete details, please refer to ABSA's Inspector Certification Examination Syllabus (AB-59).

Exam Details

The examination is open book and consists of 100 multiple choice questions. The time allowed for examination is 3 hours. The candidate must obtain 70% of the marks to pass the examination. The questions are broken down and graded in the 15 areas identified in the Inspector Certification Examination Syllabus (AB-59).

Required Code Documents

Please refer to the Inspector Certification Examination Syllabus (AB-59) for a better understanding of the authorized reference materials you may use during the exam.

CASTI will provide a list of published legislation and some ASME Code portions that are available for free download for course participants upon registration. Other ASME Code documents required for this exam are available for purchase from CASTI, however, there are additional reference materials you will need as outlined in the AB-59 syllabus.

Minimum System Requirements for Online Training with e-Instructor Support

Getting Started: Online Training Course with e-Instructor Support

  • Broadband Internet connection
  • Windows Vista (or higher)
  • Mac and Android computers and tablets are not supported
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 (or newer). Microsoft Edge NOT supported.
  • Latest version of 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 for more information.)

Note: Please consult with your company IT department if you are unsure that your company computer meets the above requirements

CASTI Online Course Refund Policy

  • For all CLA online only courses where the online learning account has NOT been accessed, cancellations received in writing 10 or more full business days after the registration date will receive a full refund, less a $100 processing fee.
  • Absolutely no refunds or credits for cancellations after 10 full business days.
  • Absolutely no refunds or credits will be given after the online learning account has been accessed.
  • Printing is not allowed.
  • PO registrations will not be given the passcode until payment is received.

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