Z662 Pipeline Inspection Concepts and Requirements

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Based on the mandatory construction and inspection requirements for Pipelines

IEC Partnership - Industrial Education Cooperative One Day Technical Training Course

Who Should Attend

This training is critical for all staff and contractors who have oversight responsibilities including QC inspection, entry level General inspection and Regulatory inspection. This training is the first step for experienced pipeliners considering careers in quality Control or Pipeline Inspection under the CPAC and API qualification systems.


This is an intermediate level course.
Applicants should have completed:

  • an entry level course offered by CASTI, CSA, NASA or PEICE, or
  • carry a level 1 CPAC qualification

A level 2 CPAC Construction Concepts qualification is recommended for applicants who do not possess a minimum five years field experience in the pipeline construction industry.

Course Materials Included

  • Course Workbook

Course Overview

The inspection of Canadian oil and gas pipelines requires specific technical skill sets, combined with a demonstrated knowledge of the requirements of the CSA Z662 Oil and Gas Pipeline Systems. The Z662 is a National Standard of Canada and is referenced in all federal, provincial and territorial pipeline regulations. Understanding of both the content and correct application of the Z662 from a regulatory perspective is critical to successful and compliant pipeline installations.

Focusing on the concepts for pipeline inspection specified in the CSA Z662-15 and the processes detailed in the API 1169, this Intermediate level course provides students the tools required to conduct various inspection processes and procedures in a competent manner. The course reviews regulatory requirements from both National and Provincial Authorities Having Jurisdiction, followed by a focused review of the Z662 and API 1169 Inspection requirements. Successful completion of this course provides the necessary prerequisite for wishing to write their QC Inspector qualification exam.

Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion and CEU credits.


Schedule begins at 7:40 am with coffee and sign-in. The seminar runs 8:00 am to 4:30 pm and includes morning and afternoon coffee breaks as well as a 1/2 hour lunch break with the meal provided. The course will address the following topics:

  • Scope
  • Regulatory Framework
  • Oil and Gas Pipeline Regulations
  • Pressure Equipment Designed to B31.3
  • Mandatory Management Requirements
  • Common Practises for Z662 and API 1169
  • Documentation and Record Keeping
  • Non-compliances and Penalties

In order to offer acceptable and compliant products or services, it is critical that personnel understand the regulatory requirements for compliance within any given Market or Jurisdiction. This course content is designed to familiarize personnel with the Regulations and Requirements that are legislated in the Oil and Gas Industry.

On-Site Training Available

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

About The Trainer

William (Bill) Simpson is a Professional Trainer and Speaker who is internationally recognized as a subject matter expert in the Oil and Gas Industry. Formerly Chief Inspector for an Authority Having Jurisdiction in Alberta, his career experience also includes several years as a Product Certification Specialist and External Auditor with CSA-International.

Bill actively participates on several CSA, ISO, CPAC and IEC committees and has been appointed Vice-Chair of the Z662 Editorial Sub-Committee.

Bill’s students boast the highest pass marks on Pipeliner Competency Exams. These credentials assure you will receive the most accurate, effective and enjoyable training available.

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