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API COURSE

API 570 - PIPING INSPECTION COURSE

ABOUT API 570

Certified API 570 Piping inspectors must have a broad knowledge base relating to maintenance, inspection, alteration and repair of in-service metallic piping systems. The API 570 examination is designed to determine if applicants have such knowledge.

This certification program benefits employers and the industry as a whole by helping to:

  • Provide a continued high level of safety through the use of inspectors specialized in process piping
  • Improve management control of process unit inspection, repair, alteration and rerating
  • Reduce the potential for inspection delays resulting from regulatory requirements API 570 certification is valid for a three-yearterm.

Are you qualified to take the API 570 exam?

As outlined in the Annex A of the API 570 Standard, the qualification requirements for API 570 Piping inspector certification are based on the combination of education and experience related to in-service metallic piping systems. This experience must have been acquired within the last 10 years while employed by, or under contract with, an authorized inspection agency as defined in API 570. Prior to submitting an application, please use the table below to determine if you qualify to take the API 570 exam. The minimum experience required MUST be documented on your application.

Education Years of Experience Experience Required
BS or higher in engineering or technology 1 year Supervision or performance of inspection activities as described in API 570
2-year degree or certificate in engineering or technology 2 years Design, construction, repair, operation, or inspection of in-service piping systems, of which one year must be in supervision or performance of inspection activities as described in API 570
High school diploma or equivalent 3 years Design, construction, repair, operation, or inspection of in-service piping systems, of which one year must be in supervision or performance of inspection activities as described in API 570
No formal education 5 or more years Design, construction, repair, operation, or inspection of in-service piping systems, of which one year must be in supervision or performance of inspection activities as described in API 570.