The objective of this certification program is to provide documented evidence of advanced knowledge and expertise in the area of Corrosion and Materials based on the information contained in API RP 571.
NOTE: Candidates no longer require a basic inspector certification in API 510, 570, or 653 to qualify for this exam.
Minimum experience required is based on the applicants' level of education as described below:
|Engineering Degree||1 year experience in petrochemical industry|
|2-yr technical degree||2 years of experience in petrochemical industry|
|High School||3 years of experience in petrochemical industry|
|No formal education||5 years of experience in petrochemical industry|
*The experience does NOT have to be related to inspection.
Candidates who are certified to one of the basic inspector certifications in API 510, 570, or 653 automatically qualify for this exam.
The examination will be based on the API Recommended Practice 571 - Damage Mechanisms Affecting Fixed Equipment in the Refining Industry with the exception of the following sections: 1.1, 3.1, 4.1, and 5.2.
Note: Questions become effective when the applicable API documents (namely API RP571 - any new issue, addenda or rewrite) have been in use for 12 months since issue date.
All exam candidates will need the referenced Codes as they appear in the Body of Knowledge to study from and to complete CASTI's exam preparation course. These code documents can be purchased from CASTI.
For more information about CASTI's API RP 571 training course, please visit:
This summary of educational requirements, examination and renewal, and recognition and reciprocity information is provided for your general overview. It is important that you read the complete documents containing these details as provided by API, ASME, CSA, AWS and CASTI.