The objective of this certification program is to provide documented evidence of advanced knowledge and expertise in the area of Welding Inspection and Metallurgy based on the information contained in API RP 577.
If you hold a current API 510, 570 or 653 certification, you automatically qualify to take the API 577 Welding Inspection and Metallurgy certification exam.
If you do not hold a current API 510, 570 or 653 certification, then qualification is based on a combination of your level of education and industry experience acquired within the last 10 years.
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.
The examination will be based on the API Recommended Practice 577 – Welding Inspection and Metallurgy
Note: Questions become effective when the applicable API documents (namely API RP577 – 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.
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.