This course is designed to maximize your success in passing the API 653 Tank Inspector Certification Examination by learning how to:
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 May 18, 2018 in order to write the API 653 examination in the testing window of July 20, 2018 to August 3, 2018. CASTI does not have prior knowledge of future API ICP examination questions.
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 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 1-2018 Standard, for good practices and quality continuing education and training programs.
Each participant will receive a CASTI certificate of completion and 2.4 Continuing Education Units (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.
This course includes 13 days* of training as described below:
Estimated 7 Days*
available from May 21 to June 17, 2018
held June 18-20, 2018
Estimated 3 Days
available from June 21 to Aug. 2, 2018
* 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. The average amount of time taken was 50 hours but, previous students took between 30-90 hours (4-11 days) to complete the E-Learning 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:
The E-Learning content is the main portion of the course and completing all of it is a critical step in maximizing your likelihood of passing the exam. Individuals who do not complete all of the E-Learning content jeopardize their likelihood of successfully passing the exam. The E-Learning content is a mandatory part of this training course and must be completed by all registrants before the in-classroom training days 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 all of the E-Learning content, you will be prepared to continue the course with instructor-led classroom training and optimize your learning experience.
All participants must bring 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.
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.
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
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.