Bret Bollich, an API 1169 certified pipeline inspector, is the newest edition to a growing team of industry experts at Velocity Training. Bret will be responsible for the development of field scenarios & process management training for pipeline integrity management, as well as serve as an educational consultant & subject matter expert for inspector training programs.
United States, Canada, Australia, Middle East
The American Petroleum Institute has added a new testing window for API 1169 pipeline inspector applicants for early 2017. By adding this new window, API has recognized the massive industry push to get all inspectors certified by the end of 2018. This means inspectors that missed the deadline for the November 2016 window will not have to wait until April 2017 to take the examination.
You can choose to embrace it or ignore it. You can choose to pretend it does not apply to you. But the one thing you likely will not be able to do is work as a pipeline inspector without it after 2018. What is it you ask? It is the American Petroleum Institute Pipeline Inspector Certification; better known as the API 1169. Possibly a thorn in the side for many inspectors but for the industry it is a sure step forward in the right direction; joining the other sectors of oil & gas.
The American Petroleum Institute has developed an internationally recognized Pipeline Inspector certification (API 1169) relating directly to the construction of new oil & gas pipeline systems. The tough examination process tests inspector knowledge on federal regulations including the environmental and quality principle aspects of new pipeline construction. Inspector's must meet experience and educational requirements prior to challenging the API 1169.