API 1169 Examination Preparation Training for the API 1169 Pipeline Construction Inspector Certification Examination

Date/Time :

November 29, 2017 8:00 - December 1, 2017 12:00

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20 PDHs available with Certificate of Completion.

This is a 2 and a half day intensive and rigorous training program covering codes and standards including the API standards to prepare those participants who are planning on attaining the API 1169 Pipeline Construction Inspector Certification as well as those involved in the construction process.

"Very Informative."
"Very clear on what was contained in 1169."
Visuals were "easy to see/understand."
"Well done. Informative."
"Took time to explain questions."
"Well run."
"Kumar knows the material and does a good job presenting to the group."
"Kumar goes out of his way to answer all questions."
"Visuals were very good and informative."
"Kumar was a very clear speaker. This class has helped me to get prepared for the test."
"Technical review was very good."
"Very informative and well facilitated."
" 20+ years experience and I currently hold by AWS/CWI. I would refer this training to others in my group."
10+ years experience: "Presenter was knowledgeable on all topics."

Feedback from Onsite Training:
"All of the feedback I have received from the class has been very positive. Thanks again for doing a great job."
"Please take note that we were very successful as everyone has passed the API-1169 Exam. I will be reaching out to you to schedule another API 1169 Prep Course in 2017."
"Perfect and focused."
"Accurate and to the point."
"Great job. I did not fall asleep once!"
"I would like to see this same presentation available for all of our 3rd party inspectors."


This is an intensive 2 and a half day course to prepare you to pass the API 1169 certification exam. The Technical Toolboxes, Inc. API – 1169 Exam Prep Course covers all information in the current API 1169 Pipeline Inspector Certification program “Body of Knowledge.” This program has been developed to provide full coverage for the API certification exam in the context of the API multiple choice exam format. The training will be invaluable in preparing you for the exam and providing you with an edge to passing. Students will be assigned homework for evening study and practice questions and a practice exam will be given.

Onsite classes are available.


Day 1
I. Review of API 1169 Exam - Body of Knowledge
II. API 1169 Publication Effectivity Sheet
III. Review of API 1169
IV. Multiple choice practice tests ( for topics covered on Day 1) and Homework (more practice tests)

Day 2
I. Quick Recap if API 1169
II. Review of API 1104
III. Review of API 1110
IV. Review of API Q1 - (Sections 3-5 only) & ISO 9001 Definitions
V. Review of ANSI Z49.1 (Chapters 4,5,6, & 8)
VI. Review of CEPA Foundation/INGAA : A Practice Guide for Pipeline Construction Inspectors
VII. Review of CGA Best Practices
VIII. Review of INGAA -Construction Safety Guidelines- Natural Gas Pipeline crossing guidelines and Pressure Testing Safety
IX: US References –
------ a. 49CFR 192,195 and 172,
------ b. 29 CFR 1910 and 1926,
------ c. 33 CFR 321 and 40 CFR 300
------ d. Applicable FERC Regulations
------ e. 50 CFR Part 21
------ f. 33 USC Chapter 9
------ g. Endangered Species Act
X. Multiple choice practice tests ( for topics covered on Day 2) and Homework (more practice tests)

Day 3 - until Noon

I. Recap of all publications covered in Day 2
II. Review of API 1169
III. 50 Point API 1169 Mock test
IV. Grading and Review the test questions with class
VII. Closing

All questions on the API 1169 examination are derived from the references listed in the Publications Effectivity Sheet.
Students should bring with them all U.S. documents listed on page one (1) and three (3) of the attached API Effectivity Sheet below.
Technical Toolboxes will provide the US CFR's on page 2.
Practice tests will be given.

Two documents may be accessed on this page.
1. The Current API Exam Publication Effectivity Sheet for April 2017 to December 2017
2. The Current API Body of Knowledge for API 1169 Pipeline Construction Inspection Certification Examination April, August and December 2017

Who Should Attend

Those planning on sitting for the API 1169 Certification Examination
Pipeline Welding Inspectors, Pipeline Welding Engineers, Pipeline Welding Supervisors, NDT personnel, and those who wish to understand pipeline QA/QC .

Event Contact
Training  Department
Event Coordinator
email: hafsa@technicaltoolboxes.com
Phone: 713-630-0505 ext 206
Fax: 713-630-0560

Venue Information
Technical Toolboxes
TBA Hotel,
Houston, Texas, 77027
United States
Hafsa Ahmed
Event Coordinator
Phone: 713-630-0505
Fax: 713-630-0560
Email: hafsa@technicaltoolboxes.com
We will have an exact location address shortly. Please be aware that training courses in Houston will no longer be held at the Technical Toolboxes offices.


Kumar Nidathavolu
Kumar is Consultant/Owner of Sharp NDE LLC with 25 years of professional engineering experience in Conventional and Advanced Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) technologies, in-service corrosion inspection, life assessment of plant equipment and as a training instructor to a variety of industries. With several ASNT/EN 473 Level III and API inspector qualifications to his credit, he has performed, managed, supervised and executed NDT/Inspection projects covering new plant construction, plant turnaround inspections and specialist witness/ oversight audits. As a qualified Subject-matter-expert/Instructor, Kumar has been conducting classroom training since 1994 for candidates leading to DT method Level I, II &III, API plant inspector, AWS Certified Welding Inspector Certifications and several other related Qualification programs. As a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas, Kumar has performed and been consulted for Fitness for Service (FFS) and Remaining Life Assessment of in-service plant facilities world-wide.

Attached is the API 1169 Exam Publication Effectivity Sheet. Attendees should bring with them all that is on page 1 and 3. Technical Toolboxes will provide page 2 in electronic format to be used to simulate test conditions. You may consider also bringing a hard copy of the CFR's on page 2 with you.

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Attached is the API 1169 Body of Knowledge

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$ 1,495.00 (USD)


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