NWIS Training Inc. is now holding the API 1169 certification prep course at our facility.  The course instructor is API 1169 certified with over 30 yrs experience in the pipeline industry.  The API 1169 will be a mandatory requirement in the pipeline industry by 2018 for a large part of people working in the pipeline industry.


This is a 4 day course that will provide students with the knowledge necessary to take the API 1169 certification exam.  API 1169 course will cover the following information and reference materials:


General Quality Principles


Pipeline Construction Inspection


Pipeline Construction Safety


Pipeline Construction Environmental Protection


API 1169, Basic Inspection Requirements – New Pipeline Construction


API 1110, Pressure Testing of Steel Pipelines


API Q1, Specification for Quality Management System Requirements


ANSI Z49.1, Safety in Welding, Cutting, and Allied Processes


CGA (Common Ground Alliance) Best Practices


INGAA, Construction Safety Guidelines


ISO 9000 Quality Management Systems – Fundamentals and Vocabulary


API 1104, Welding of Pipeline and Related Facilities


CEPA (Canadian Energy Pipeline Association) Practical Guide for Pipeline Construction Inspectors


49 CFR 192, Transportation of Natural and Other Gas by

Pipeline: Minimum Federal Safety Standards


49 CFR 195, Transportation of Hazardous Liquids by



29 CFR 1910, Occupational Safety and Health Standards


29 CFR 1926, Safety and Health Regulations for



49 CFR 172, Hazardous Materials Table, Special Provisions

Hazardous Materials Communication, Emergency Response

Information, Training Requirements, and Security Plans


33 CFR 321, Permits for Dams and Dikes in Navigable

Waters of the United States


40 CFR 300, National Oil and Hazardous Substances

Pollution Contingency Plan


Federal Energy Regulatory Commission: Office of

Energy Projects

Wetland and Waterbody Construction and

Mitigation Procedures, May 2013

Upland Erosion Control, Revegetation, and

Maintenance Plan, May 2013


50 CFR 21 Migratory Bird Permits


33 USC Chapter 9: Protection of Navigable Waters


and of Harbor and River Improvements Generally


Endangered Species Act 1973


Materials provided will be a basic course material book and and the following books listed below for your use during the course. You will be required to turn in this material on the last day of class. However if you would like to purchase your own books, they can be purchased at the following suggested web sites www.techstreet.com or www.borwntechnical.org.


API RP 1169, Basic Inspection Requirements, New Pipeline Construction, 1st Edition, July 2013


API RP 1110, Pressure Testing of Steel Pipelines for the Transportation of Gas, Petroleum Gas, Hazardous Liquids, Highly Volatile Liquids, or Carbon Dioxide, 6th Edition, February 2013


API Spec Q1, Specification for Quality Management System Requirements for Manufacturing Organizations for the Petroleum and Natural Gas Industry, 9th Edition, June 2013 (with Errata 1, February 2014, and Errata 2, March 2014).


API Std 1104, Welding of Pipelines and Related Facilities, 21st Edition, September 2013.


ANSI Z49.1 Safety in Welding Cutting, and Allied Processes March 2012


There are no requirements to take the 1169 prep course but the following requirements are required to take the API 1169 exam.


For exam requirements go to www.api.org/products-and-services/individual-certification-programs/programs/api1169.


API has contracted an independent 3rd party to administer the exams. Students wishing to take the exam must go to the API website and fill out and application online to take the exam. The following steps will need to be taken:


After your application is approved you will receive an Exam Authorization email from API, with an Eligibility ID and instructions on how to schedule your exam with Prometric.


It is mandatory that you schedule your exam on the Prometric website. There you will have the ability to:

Schedule your exam location, date and time

Confirm your test appointment details

Reschedule within the same testing window, or cancel a scheduled exam appointment

Contact API immediately if the name on your Exam Authorization email does not match your government-issued ID that you will bring to the exam.


Seating at computer testing centers is limited and is on a first-come-first-served basis. Therefore, API does not guarantee that you will obtain a seat at a specific location or on a specific day within a testing window. Schedule your exam as soon as possible for the best chance of receiving your preferred location and time.

If you experience difficulties with the online scheduler, contact Prometric Customer Service.

If you cannot find an available seat at your preferred location, contact the ICP Exam Coordinator.

If you fail to schedule your exam within your assigned testing window, you will need to submit another application in the ICP Portal for a new testing window. Additional fees apply.

NWIS Training, Inc.

16380 Hwy 290 W

Burton, TX 77835

(979) 289-9000

Business Hours

Monday - Thursday  8:00 - 4:00

Friday  8:00 - 12:00