API 510

Pressure Vessel Inspector Exam Preparation
- for Candidates Registered in the January 2018 Exam Window
Course Location:
Holiday Inn Express
10010 104 Street
Edmonton AB  T5J 0Z1 Canada
780-423-2450
Book Accommodations with CASTI Room Rate
Date: December 13-15, 2017
Earn: 2.4 CEUs
Price: $1,495.00

IMPORTANT: To allow sufficient time to complete the pre-classroom online study, course registrants are encouraged to register by November 15, 2017

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 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 Pressure Vessel Inspector Certification Examination by teaching you 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 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 November 3, 2017 in order to write the API 510 examination in the testing window of January 5-19, 2018. CASTI does not have prior knowledge of future API ICP examination questions.

Who Should Attend

This training course is intended for API 510 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

Accreditation

CASTI is recognized by the International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET) as an Authorized Provider of Continuing Education Units (CEUs), under the ANSI/IACET 1-2013 Standard, for good practices and quality continuing education and training programs.

Each participant will receive a CASTI Certificate of Completion with 2.4 CEUs for attending all 3 days of the classroom training. An additional 5.6 CEUs will be awarded for the completion of the pre-classroom online lessons prior to the course start date.

CASTI Learning Advantage (CLA)
Hybrid Training

This course includes 13 days* of training as described below:

Estimated 7 Days*
Pre-classroom Online
available from Nov. 15 to Dec. 12, 2017

  • complete Getting Started tutorial
  • learn and practice code navigation
  • study API and ASME codes
  • review examples and practice problems, and their detailed solutions, including references to corresponding paragraphs within exam document(s)
  • complete Responsibilities Worksheet
  • practice and review WPS/PQR workshop

3 Days
In-Classroom
held Dec. 13-15, 2017

  • instructor-led review and discussion of API and ASME codes
  • instructor-led review of examples and practice problems, and their detailed solutions
  • practice and review WPS/PQR workshop
  • Evening Study Lessons

Estimated 3 Days*
Post-Classroom Online
available from Dec. 16 to Jan. 18, 2018

  • write practice exam #1 with open-book and closed-book portions (available at the start of the next business week after in-classroom training ends)
  • write practice exam #2 with open-book and closed-book portions (available at the end of the next business week after in-classroom training ends)
  • write practice exam #3 with open-book and closed-book portions (available at the start of the second business week after in-classroom training ends)

* 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.


Prior to the course start date, the online lessons are made available to all customers registered for this CASTI course. All exam candidates are encouraged to register early and allow sufficient time to complete these online lessons. Click here for more information about the CASTI Learning Advantage (CLA).


The pre-classroom online training lessons include:

  • e-Instructor support;
  • simple online access using a web browser (see Minimum System Requirements below);
  • high-resolution photographs;
  • lessons and practice exams that students can reset for further study and practice; and
  • automatic online grading of all submitted answers to practice problems and practice exams to allow for self-evaluation.

Completing all of the online study work is a critical step in maximizing 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 a mandatory 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 (see Guarantee Policy below).

By completing the pre-classroom online training lessons, you will be better prepared to learn more from the instructor-led classroom training and optimize your learning experience.


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

All participants must bring the API and ASME Code documents referenced in the API 510 Effectivity Sheet. For more information, please view the API 510 Effectivity Sheet.

These API and ASME code documents can be purchased from CASTI.

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.

Before choosing to purchase paper (hardcopy) or electronic (downloadable PDF) code documents, please refer to this guide.

Minimum System Requirements for the CLA Online Study

  • 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 www.adobe.com for more information.)

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

CASTI Exam Preparation Guarantee Policy:

Customers who are unsuccessful in achieving a passing mark with the API ICP, AWS CWI, CSA W178.2, or Alberta Welding Examiner exams 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.
  • 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).

Note: CASTI has no prior knowledge of future examination questions for API ICP, AWS CWI, CSA W178.2, or Alberta Welding Examiner exams.

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About the Instructor

John E. Bringas, P.Eng. is a professional engineer who has practiced metallurgical engineering and inspection for 40 years. He is also certified as an API 510, 570, 653, 571, 577, and 580 inspector, an AWS Certified Welding Inspector, an Alberta In-Service Pressure Vessel Inspector and Welding Examiner, and former CGSB certified NDE examiner in UT and RT. He is a long time committee member of ASTM A01 (Steels), A05 (Coated Steels), B02 (Nonferrous Alloys), NACE STG 32 (Oil and Gas Production-Metallurgy) and STG 36 (Process Industry-Materials), and Canadian Representative on ISO TC 17-SC 4 (Steels). He is the author of the ASTM Handbook of Comparative World Steel Standards, ASTM Handbook of Steel Data: American and European, ASTM Passport to Steel Database, and the CASTI Metals Data Books. Mr. Bringas has engineering work experience in the steel making, foundry, consulting, refinery, pipeline and petrochemical industries and is the founder of Codes and Standards Training Institute and CASTI Publishing Inc.