API 570 ICP Certification Preparation

e-Learning plus Classroom Course
Course Location:
Holiday Inn Express
10010 104 Street
Edmonton AB  T5J 0Z1 Canada
Book Accommodations with CASTI Room Rate
Date: December 13-14, 2018
Earn: 96 PDHs

e-Learning Course Plus 2-day Classroom Session Objectives

This CASTI API 570 ICP Certification Preparation e-learning course is designed to prepare individuals to write the API 570 ICP exam by teaching them:

e-Learning Course Plus 2-day Classroom Session Learning Outcomes

The goal of this CASTI Certification Preparation e-learning course is to assist the learner in passing the API 570 ICP exam by mastering the topics described in the Body of Knowledge. Learners will learn all topics described in the API 570 ICP Body of Knowledge, including how to:

  • identify the responsibilities for owner/user organization, engineer, repair organization, inspector, and examiners;
  • perform calculations involving thickness measurements, inspection intervals, and vessel integrity;
  • evaluate welding procedures and qualifications based on ASME Section IX; and
  • determine the code requirements for nondestructive examination.

e-Learning Course Plus 2-day Classroom Session Outlines

e-Learning Course Outline 2-day Classroom Session Course Outline

The CASTI API 570 ICP Exam Preparation course consists of 12 modules, including over 1,100 practice questions that can be answered as many times as needed.

Module 1: Getting Started
  • Provides information on the API 570 ICP exam and study tips.
Module 2: Exam Document Navigation
  • Provides guidance on efficiently navigating through exam documents to find exam answers.
Module 3: API 570
  • Covers API 570 Code, excluding “Editorial” and non-technical requirements for the welding subject matter that the candidate is to be tested on, in accordance with the API 570 ICP Body of Knowledge.
Module 4: API RP 574
Module 5: ASME B31.3
Module 6: ASME Section IX
Module 7: ASME Section V
Module 8: API RP 577
Module 9: ASME B16.5
  • Covers Scope, Pressure Temperature Ratings, Markings, Materials, Dimensions, Test, Limiting Dimensions of Gaskets, and Methods for Establishing Pressure-Temperature Ratings, in accordance with the API 570 ICP Body of Knowledge.
Module 10: API RP 571
Module 11: API RP 578
Module 12: Self-Assessment
  • Includes 3 full sets of self-assessment questions in both closed book and open book formats instructionally designed to prepare for the exam.

It takes an estimated 70-90 hours to complete the e-learning course, however, this may vary depending on educational background and work experience. Note: there is a clear correlation between not completing the full e-learning training program and not being successful in the API ICP examination.

The following topics will be covered during the 2-day Classroom Session. Questions from learners related to other topics from the e-learning content may be addressed by the instructor if time permits during the 2-day Classroom Session or outside of session hours.

API 570 Pressure Vessel Inspection Code: In-service Inspection, Rating, Repair, and Alteration
  • Math Calculation Portions of API 570
    • Pressure Testing 5.11
    • Setting Inspection Intervals with RBI 6.3.2
    • Next Inspection Date
    • Extent of Visual External and CUI Inspections 6.4
    • Extent of Thickness Measurement Inspection and Data Analysis 6.5
    • Pressure-Relieving Device (PRD) Testing and Inspection Intervals 6.7.3
    • Corrosion Rate Calculations 7.1 (short-term and long-term corrosion rates)
    • Remaining Life Calculations 7.2
    • Maximum Allowable Working Pressure (MAWP) Calculation, Annex D
    • Minimum Distance Between Fillet-Welded Patch Temporary Repairs
  • General Rules of API 570, Welding and Hot Tapping 8.2
  • Responsibilities (brief review of the responsibilities in the entire document)
API RP 574 Inspection Practices for Piping System Components
  • Math Calculation Portions of API RP 574
    • Structural Minimum Thickness 12.1.3
    • Minimum Required Thickness 12.1.4
    • Minimum Alert Thickness 12.1.5
    • Valve Thickness 12.2
ASME B31.3 Process Piping
  • The learner is required to complete the ASME Section IX modules to self-study the basic requirements and learn how to use the code.
  • The 2-day Classroom Session will only cover a review of a sample WPS/PQR to better prepare the learner for the ICP exam.
API 571, 574, 577, 578, ASME Section V, B16.5
  • The learner is required to complete all the e-learning modules to self-study this content.
  • The classroom session will only cover a brief review of these exam documents to better prepare the learner for the ICP exam.

Who Should Attend

The e-learning course is designed for individuals that have applied or been accepted to write the API 570 ICP exam. However, many past customers have also taken this training program for general study to learn the 8 API and ASME codes and recommended practices that are included in the API 570 ICP.

The 2-day Classroom Session is suitable for those learners that require face-to-face interaction with an instructor. Learners that prefer a classroom environment to cover more complex subjects will find the 2-Day Classroom Session to be a beneficial supplement to the e-Learning course.


ASTM 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.

Certificate & Credits

Upon completion of this e-Learning Course, a certification of completion will be issued with IACET continuing education units (CEUs). Completion of this e-learning course allow individuals to earn 8.0 CEUs equaling 80 professional development hours (PDHs).

Required Code Documents

Learners will need the API 570 ICP Exam documents to complete this e-learning course and study for the certification exam. A list of the exam documents can be found on the API 570 ICP Effectivity Sheet on the API website. It is important to study with the correct document editions which have had paragraphs irrelevant to the exam removed to maximize chances of passing the API 570 ICP Exam.

The Complete Document Package for API 570 ICP Examination can be purchased from the CASTI website: