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ASME Wind Turbine Inspection


ASME Wind Turbine Inspection Course – 3 days of classroom training 

The ASME Wind Turbine Inspection course provides the fundamental knowledge of the wind turbine structure, its pressure systems and lifting equipment. On completion of the training, and after successfully passing the end of course examination, delegates are issued with a certificate of completion from ASME. These certificates are currently non-renewable.

  • The objectives of inspection
  • Statutory-v-non-statutory inspections and reporting requirements
  • Pressure System Safety Regulations (PSSRs)
  • Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER)
  • Written schemes of examination (WSE)
  • Inspection of the tower structure
  • Inspection of lifting equipment and accessories
  • Inspection of pressure systems
  • Suitable NDE techniques
  • Damage severity and reporting formats
  • Inspection reporting
  • Report objectives and formats
  • Descriptive-v-exception reporting
  • Recommendations and calls to action

The ASME exam is held on the final day of classroom training and consists of a closed book multiple choice examination.


Wilkinson Coutts is an approved ASME training provider for the three different levels of Plant Inspector, levels 1, 2, and 3 each with increasing levels of difficulty. These courses provide a measurable way for the participating delegates to demonstrate their breadth of skill and knowledge in the assessment and management of fixed pressure equipment. The plant inspector courses are held over one calendar week, typically with three to four days training followed by the exam on the final day. Importantly, these courses are delivered by experienced in-service inspectors and integrity engineers who can share their knowledge and provide real-life examples during the course. All successful candidates will be awarded an ASME certificate.

Yes, the full total cost includes online training, any classroom training, relevant training material, examination, and certificate costs.

If you choose to do the e-Learning only level 1 course, the examination is held at our company office in Aberdeen, or at our venue in Immingham. This can be arranged by appointment.

Unlike API training where the exam is held within a Prometric Test Centre, the ASME examination is held within the classroom on the final day of classroom training.

There is no registration required to sit the ASME examination. The delegate must complete the full duration of classroom training prior to sitting the exam.

To be considered for direct entry to ASME Plant Inspector Level 2, we ask that the delegate holds at least 1 API, whether it be API 510/570 or 653. We do accept delegates to sit the training without having had API training prior however at the very minimum the ASME Level 1 certificate is required. It is possible to achieve the ASME Level 2 certificate without having undergone any form of API training, however, for the sake of the delegate, we do recommend having this to avoid any unnecessary struggle on the course.

Plant inspector Level 3 (Principal Level) is an intensive course suitable for candidates who wish to demonstrate the highest level of technical and management-related knowledge relating to plant inspection. Direct entry to level 3 would be ideal for those individuals who are Chartered Engineers or similar. Those who hold level 2 and have gained further experience at that level are also eligible. All suitability for this level will be reviewed to ensure that the minimum requirements have been satisfied as this course relies heavily on experience and prior knowledge.

Course Modules

Course Name:

ASME Wind Turbine Inspection



Online Start Date:



£1,395.00 + VAT

Classroom Start Date:

Nov 28, 2022

Classroom End Date:

Nov 30, 2022