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API 1169 Certification

Pipeline Construction Inspector


To assist personnel prepare for the examination, Liberty has partnered with Velocity Training. This is an on-line comprehensive review of the reference documents upon which the exam is based.

As most are undoubtedly aware, the American Petroleum Institute (API) completed the first Pipeline Inspector certification program in 2014, which is referred to as API 1169. The certification program was developed in cooperation with industry experts in order to establish an industry-wide credential for the inspection of new construction of on-shore pipelines. As API is not a regulatory agency, the Certification program is not required by law; however; most if not all of our energy related clients are adopting a policy to require certification for ALL inspection staff working on their projects, effective in 2018. Many clients are already giving preference to hiring inspectors who have obtained this certification.

Program Overview

30- and 90-day Courses Available

You can take sample tests as many times as you want. Registrants have access to 24/7 assistance, if needed, by using the “chat” feature within the course content.

30-day Course (regular price: $695, with discount: $500)
90-day Course (regular price: $795, with discount: $600)

Enter the following code for a $195 discount: LIBERTY-1169

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API 1169 Exam

Candidate exam tips

  • The API 1169 exam is 3 hours long. There are 100 questions, all multiple-choice and closed-book. Paper and reference materials are not allowed into the examinations. (Regulatory Documents will be available electronically during the exam.)
  • API gives each candidate 12 consecutive months to pass an exam. This 12-month period begins with the first scheduled exam date.
  • If a candidate does not pass the examination on the first attempt, the exam may be rescheduled within the allowable 12-month period. Reschedule fees apply.
  • If the candidate is unsuccessful within the allotted 12 months, a new application must be submitted along with a new application fee.
  • Examination scores and results are sent by Prometric to each applicant via e-mail approximately eight (8) weeks after the exam.
  • If a candidate passes the exam and has no deficiencies in their application, they will be certified.
  • A paper certificate and wallet card will be mailed out approximately 2-4 weeks after the results have been verified.

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