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Piping Inspector Certification

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American Petroleum Institute
Piping Inspector Certification
1220 L Street, NW Washington
DC 20005-4070


The American Petroleum Institute (API) initiated the Piping Inspector Certification Program (PICP) to provide a continued high level of safety through the use of inspectors specialized in process piping; to improve management control of process unit inspection, repair, alteration and rerating; and to reduce the potential for inspection delays resulting from regulatory requirements. This program is based on API Standard 570, Piping Inspection Code: Inspection, Repair, Alteration, and Rerating of In-Service Piping Systems; and RP 574, Inspection of Piping, Tubing, Valves, and Fittings. The program promotes self-regulation and establishes a uniform program that assists state and local governments in process piping regulations.

Piping Inspector Certification Website


Work Experience Required? Yes

Either training or work experience required, but not both? No

Oral or Written Exam Required? Yes

Renewal Required? Every 3 Year(s)

Renew through Continuing Educational Units(CEU)? No

Renew through Re-Examination? Yes

Renew through Continuing Professional Development(CPD)? No

Does applicant have choice of at least two options from above for renewal (CEU, CPD, or exam)? No

Exam Details: Third Party Exam Center

American Petroleum Institute exams are administered through&nbsp;<a title="Prometric" href="" target="_blank">Prometric</a>.

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