API 653 ICP Certification Preparation Self-Study Course

Tank Inspector Exam Preparation for November 2022 Exam Window

Features Self-Study Course
Price $995
Duration and Location Online access until November 25
(end of API exam window)
Self-Study Online Lessons with e-instructor support.
Participants complete online lessons by reading training material and completing practice questions at a self-directed pace.
Over 1,000 Practice Exam Questions including step-by-step math solutions, code table reference solutions, and exam document (code) paragraph references.
3 Practice Exams for online self-study: includes answer keys with references to exam document paragraphs and tables + step-by-step math solutions.
Instructor-led: Practice Exam Review (optional)
Participants attend remotely as live instructor reviews online practice exams.
e-Instructor Support: same day or next-business day reply by e-mail.
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CASTI API 653 ICP Exam Preparation Course Outline

Self-study online lessons cover all Body of Knowledge exam topics in great detail, including step-by-step math and table solutions. Questions about the online lessons can be sent to the CASTI e-instructor.

Note: All candidates must apply for the API certification exam directly with API. CASTI does not administer the API examination.

Topics Covered
  • Module 1: Getting Started
    • Provides information on the API 653 ICP exam and study tips.
  • Module 2: API 653
  • Module 3: API RP 575
  • Module 4: API RP 650
  • Module 5: ASME Section V
  • Module 6: ASME Section IX
  • Module 7: API RP 571
  • Module 8: API RP 576
  • Module 9: API RP 577
  • Module 10: API RP 651
  • Module 11: API RP 652
  • Module 12: Practice Exams
    • Includes 3 Practice Exams, with self-assessment, in both closed book and open book formats. Instructionally designed to prepare candidates for the certification exam.
  • All exam topics from the API Body of Knowledge are covered.

Note: it takes an estimated 72 hours to complete the online lessons content. The actual time required will vary according to your educational background and work experience. It is strongly recommended that exam candidates fully complete this CASTI training program, including all practice questions and practice exams. There is a clear correlation between fully completing the training program and successfully challenging the API certification exam.

Required Code Documents

Exam candidates are responsible for obtaining the documents listed on the API ICP Effectivity Sheet. Ensure that the exam documents you use for exam preparation are identical to those listed in the API ICP Effectivity Sheet.*

* The exam documents listed on the API ICP Effectivity Sheet

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for exam candidates that are preparing to write the API 653 ICP exam.

Certificate & Credits

A digital certification of completion will be issued upon successful completion of the course with an overall average score of 50% or greater. Completion of the online self-study content, in full, will allow individuals to earn 80 professional development hours (PDHs).

About the Instructor

John E. Bringas, P.Eng. is the President and Founder of Codes and Standards Training Institute (CASTI) and CASTI Publishing Inc. He is a professional engineer who has practiced metallurgical and materials engineering, and inspection since 1975. He has also been 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 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, E04 Metallography, E28 Mechanical Testing, F42 Additive Manufacturing, J01 ASTM/NACE Committee on Corrosion, NACE STG 31 Oil and Gas Production—Corrosion and Scale Inhibition, STG 32 Oil and Gas Production-Metallurgy, STG 34 Petroleum Refining and Gas Processing, STG 35 Pipelines, Tanks, and Well Casings, STG 39 Process Industries—Materials Applications and Experiences, and past 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 (failure analysis), inspection, NDE, refinery, pipeline, and petrochemical industries.

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