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Includes both Canadian and US Regulatory requirements with comparatives between CSA Z662 s3 and the API 1173

Critical Concepts Training – Two Day Seminar with Qualification Examination – $ 1598

(Course Cost $1298. The Code qualification exam is written immediately following the training. The fee for the examination and registration is $300)

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The difference between the Canadian and US versions of this course are the regulations and codes referenced in the training. Public presentations provided in Canada use Canadian codes and regulations as the primary examples while training in US locations focus on CFR’s and ASME codes.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed to provide practical understanding of the content and application of the section 3 requirements contained in the CSA Z662 and the synonymous API 1173 requirements mandated in North American Jurisdictions. The training includes a brief US technical and PHMSA review in addition to the detailed CSA Z662 content overview.

Whether supplying goods or services, this course is critical for anyone working in the Canadian pipeline transportation sector. This training is essential to provide the basic code and regulatory concepts and content for Managers, HR specialists, Designers & Engineering staff, Procurement, Inspectors, QC and Operating & Integrity personnel. The content provides the necessary prerequisites and framework for future intermediate and advanced industry training.



Course Materials Included

Course Workbook

Seminar Overview

This 2 day seminar is essential for anyone involved in the North American Oil and Gas Pipeline industry. Whether your responsibilities include managing, HR, design, procurement, construction, QC, inspection, operations or Integrity, this training provides a comprehensive knowledge base for the scope, definitions and mandatory application of CSA Z662 and API 1173 requirements. The training provides concept identification and explanations with direct reference to regulatory clauses and details where the requirements are different in Canada and the US. The Canadian National Energy Board regulations are reviewed alongside the PHMSA requirements. This course provides the necessary background and prerequisite to enable participants to proceed with intermediate and advanced level pipeline training. Regulatory and Code focus are based on the presentation location.

Learning Objectives

This two-day course provides participants with an overview of the North American Oil and Gas Pipeline System Requirements. Upon completion participants will:

  • Understand the framework, intent, content and personal obligations of the CSA Z662 and API 1173 Safety and Loss Management System requirements.
  • Understand the Canadian Onshore Pipeline Regulation overview (with CFR, Provincial an/or State comparatives)
  • Understand the mandatory legal requirements from jurisdictions including NEB, PHMSA and the local Province or State (based on course presentation location).
  • Understand the practical application of the CSA Z662 requirements to pipeline design, construction, operation and integrity, including cross-border systems.
  • Understand CSA Z662 Oil and Gas Pipeline Systems technical concepts for design, construction and operation.
  • Understand the content and context of relevant ASME B31.3 sections.

All Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion and CEU credits.


Doors open at 7:40 am with coffee and tea being offered. Training is from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm on day 1 and 8:00 am – 3:30pm on day 2. Each day includes 2 coffee breaks. Lunch is provided. The course will address the following:

  • Introduction to the API 1173 and the CSA Z662 section 3
  • Regulatory Scorecard and Mandatory Requirements
  • Management Systems – concepts and legal application requirements
  • Design, Materials Selection and Procurement systems
  • Construction, Inspection and Testing protocols
  • Operation and Integrity concepts
  • Supplementary administrative and technical requirements
  • Day-2, 1 hour (3:30-4:30) CPAC Level 1 Exam. Minimum pass mark 70%; or Level 2 Exam (design, construction or operations) minimum pass mark 80%

In order to execute compliant services in the North American Oil and Gas Pipeline industry, companies require personnel to be trained and qualified with a functional knowledge of both the regulatory and technical requirements. This course contains the minimum regulatory requirements for Oil and Gas Pipelines and is essential to anyone who must demonstrate competency in the North American Oil and Gas sector.

Assessment Method

The course includes interactive team-based exercises and discussion throughout for added learning value and retention. This course of study is acceptable preparation to write the CPAC Level 1 General Qualification exam for administrative and management staff. Pipeline designers, Construction and Operating personnel will find the training suitable to write their Level 2 qualification. The qualification exam is written immediately after the training or challenged a later date.


On-Site Training Available

This course can be provided at your location and is suitable for customization to meet your corporate training program requirements.