Project Description

Canadian API 1169 Pipeline Inspector Training

Based on the mandatory construction and inspection requirements for Canadian Pipelines

Intermediate to Advanced Level Training – 12 hours of Technical Instruction – $1198 plus tax

Optional: add $350 for the Canadian API 1169 examination registration

Who Should Attend

This training is critical for all staff and contractors who have responsibility for Quality and/or Inspection functions. The training also provides significant value to those responsible for managing Canadian pipeline construction activities.


This is an intermediate to advanced level course.
Applicants are strongly advised to have completed:

  • Z662 Pipeline Fundamental or Inspection Concepts; and
  • carry a Level 2 CPAC qualification for Pipeline Inspection
  • have completed other formal Z662 training; and
  • have at least 2 years experience in pipeline oversight

Course Materials Included

  • Course Notebook
  • CPAC Canadian Additions, Corrections, Deviations & Deletions, to the 2nd edition of the API RP 1169
  • CEPA Practical Guide for Pipeline Construction Inspectors
  • Canadian and US regulatory reference materials
  • Practice exams

Course Overview

The construction and inspection of Canadian pipelines require not only specific skill sets, but also intimate knowledge of Canadian Pipeline Regulations and the CSA Z662-19 Oil & Gas Pipeline Systems. The 2019 edition of the CSA Z662 is a National Standard of Canada, and is referenced in Federal and Provincial pipeline regulations. Understanding the content of the CSA Z662 is not enough. Competence in the application of the document, using the framework contained in the 2020 edition of the API RP 1169 in conjunction with the 2nd edition of Canadian Additions, Corrections Deletions and Deviations, is critical to successful and compliant insection.
Building on your experience, qualification and training in pipeline construction oversight, this course of study will provide participants the required tools for their roles and responsibilities in the inspection of Canadian oil and gas pipeline systems. This training provides both the general concepts detailed in the API 1169 recommended practice and the Mandatory Canadian requirements for compliance with both S&LMS and prescriptive requirements contained in the 2019 edition CSA Z662. This training is suitable for those planning to write the Canadian compliant version of the API 1169 exam through CPAC, or those writing the US based ICP exam. Deeper understanding of inspection techniques as well as a thorough review of the General Pipeline Inspectors Manual and its proper application are invaluable benefits to this training.
Participants will receive a Course Completion Certificate and CEU credits.


The schedule for both days begins at 7:40 am with coffee and sign-in. On day 1, the seminar runs from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm and includes coffee breaks and lunch. Training on the second day runs from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon and includes a coffee break. Participants registered to write the Canadian Inspector Certification will be scheduled to write the exam at 1:00pm on the second day of training. The course will address the following topics:
Day 1:

  • Scope and Exam Expectations
  • Z662 Safety and Loss Management system requirements for Inspectors (CAD)
  • API 1173 management system recommendations (US)
  • API RP 1169 Concepts, Content and Program Outline
  • Mandatory Canadian Additions, Corrections, Deletions and Deviations to the 1169
  • Pipeline Construction Safety
  • Environmental Awareness and Oversight

Day 2:

  • Practical Guideline for Pipeline Inspectors
  • Stages of Construction and Inspection Criteria
  • Documentation and Record Keeping
  • Managing Competence and Non-Conformances
  • Stopping Work and Issue Escalation Protocols
  • Human Factors (Contractor, Landowner and Protester ‘Encounters’)
  • Z662 Testing Requirements

In order to offer code compliant inspection services, it is critical that personnel understand both the regulatory and technical requirements within any given market or Jurisdiction. This course content is designed to familiarize personnel with the Regulations and requirements that are legislated in the Canadian oil and Gas Industry. US comparatives and study material are provided for reference. This course provides the necessary code tools for inspection personnel providing oversite during the construction of Canadian Oil and Gas Pipeline Systems at QC and Company inspector levels.

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