5 days classroom training
Source Inspector Rotating Equipment is the second certification in the Source Inspector Suite. The API SIRE certification program, developed in cooperation with industry experts, focuses primarily on Rotating Equipment, including but not limited to pumps, gears, compressors, turbines and associated appurtenances.
The API SIRE training course content is used as the basis for providing a systematic approach to risk-based source inspection to provide confidence that mechanical rotating equipment being purchased meet the minimum requirements as specified in the project documents and contractual agreements.
The API Source Inspector Examination contains 100 multiple-choice questions targeting core knowledge necessary to perform source inspection of mechanical rotating equipment. The focus of the exam is on source inspection issues and activities rather than design or engineering knowledge contained in the reference standards.
The bulk of the questions address mechanical rotating equipment inspection/surveillance which is typically known by persons who have experience working as source inspectors or persons intending to work as source inspectors who have studied the material during their exam preparation.
The API SIRE syllabus scope is expansive, covering topics such as inspection planning, source inspection performance, materials, non-destructive testing and manufacturing.
The API SIRE training course provides participants with the knowledge necessary to pass the exam and includes:
The American Petroleum Institute (API) offers a certification program for individual in-service inspectors handling the in-service inspection of pressure vessels, pipework and storage tanks. API also manages an expansive catalog catalogue of API ‘codes’ which standardize practice. The certifications are a legal requirement for inspectors in many US states. However, the extension of US ownership to include international facilities and onshore plants, along with the lack of a similarly broad scope of recognized standards in other countries, has resulted in the widespread adoption of API practice within international plant industries. Many other countries regulatory authorities also use these codes to assess evidence of inspector competence. The API certification program is broken down into a series of API programs, programmes known as Individual Certification Programmes (ICPs).
Before applying for the API ICP exam candidates must ensure that they meet the minimum requirements defined by API. The table sets out the requirements for API 510/570/653;
|Education||Years of Industry Experience||Experience Required|
|BS or higher in engineering or technology||1 year||Supervision or performance of inspection activities as described in API 510|
|2-year Associate’s degree or certificate in engineering or technology||2 years||Design, fabrication, repair, operation, or inspection of pressure vessels, of which one year must be in supervision or performance of inspection activities as described in API 510|
|High school diploma or equivalent||3 years||Design, fabrication, repair, operation, or inspection of pressure vessels, of which one year must be in supervision or performance of inspection activities as described in API 510|
|No formal education||5 or more years||Design, fabrication, repair, operation, or inspection of pressure vessels, of which one year must be in supervision or performance of inspection activities as described in API 510|
API certificates have become the most regarded, desired, and demanded credentials in the in-service inspection industry, providing a method to improve technical and code knowledge and strengthening the holder’s overall competence and career prospects.
The API examination is held within a Prometric Test Centre. There is a vast range of Prometric Test Centres located worldwide. Please visit the Prometric website to check available Prometric test centre locations near you.
The API exam application is completed online at the API website. You will be asked to provide evidence of previous relevant employment and experience. This experience will be verified by API who will contact the references you provide. At the time of completing your application, you will be asked to pay the relevant API registration fee. This varies depending on the exam you are registering for. Following API’s successful review and approval of your application, you will be provided with an exam eligibility ID number. You will need this number to book your exam with PROMETRIC. You will be provided with a link to PROMETRIC during your
API application. They have a range of locations throughout the world, with the UK sites located in Manchester, London, Glasgow, and Edinburgh. For information on further test center locations please visit the PROMETRIC website for further information.
The API exam application deadline is the date in which you must submit your application to API for review for the given exam cycle.
The API examination window is the period in which you can sit your exam. The examination window typically opens the day immediately after our classroom training; however, we do stagger some of our training dates to accommodate individuals who may be on different work rotations and unable to attend specific classroom dates.
Please contact our helpful team at Wilkinson Coutts for advice should your API application be rejected. Thankfully, rejection of exam applications are rare and so please do not worry about this process.