Project Description

North American Pipeline Fundamentals Course – US Edition

Includes both US Regulatory and Canadian requirements with comparatives between 49 CFR, API 1173 and Z662 CL.3

Critical Concepts Training – 14 hours Technical Instruction with Qualification Examination – $ 1648 USD

(Course Cost $1298. The fee for the examination and registration is $350.)


The difference between the US and Canadian versions of this course are the regulations and codes referenced in the training. Training presentations provided in US locations reference CFR’s, ASME and API documents as the authoritative guides, while presentations in Canada refer to CSA Z662 requirements in accordance with local codes and regulations.

Registrants will be provided a study guide, informative handouts and links to pre-recorded foundational videos prior to the live lecture.

Online Remote Access Training

This course is delivered by in person or remote attendance depending on the date chosen.

Remote training is provided on the Zoom Platform and includes the same group exercises and Q&A as in person sessions.

In order to attend a remote access presentation of the training, a suitable device (computer/laptop/tablet) with internet access is required.

You may attend the training directly through your web browser, or through the Zoom Client application on your computer, or the Zoom App for mobile devices.

Attendees will be provided a login code and instructions to attend and are required to log in at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the training presentation. A format to answer questions will be provided.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed to provide practical understanding of the content and application of of 49 CFR pipeline requirements referencing ASME codes of construction and the API 1173 as a management guide. The training includes a brief Z662 technical review in addition to the detailed PHMSA content overview.

Whether supplying goods or services, this course is critical for anyone working in the US 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

  • Study Guide
  • Access to pre-course videos

Seminar Overview

This 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 49 CFR as organized by the API 1173.

The training provides concept identification and explanations with direct reference to regulatory clauses and details where the requirements are different in US and Canada. 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 training course provides participants with an overview of the North American Oil and Gas Pipeline System Requirements. Upon completion participants will:

  • Understand the framework, intent and content of the API 1173 Pipeline Safety Management Systems requirement as a guide for executing elements of the pipeline lifecycle.
  • Understand the mandatory legal requirements from jurisdictions including PHMSA, NEB and the local State or Province (based on course presentation location).
  • Understand PHMSA Oil and Gas Pipeline Systems technical concepts for design, construction and operation.
  • Understand the 49 CFR 192, 49CFR 195 technical directives and application of ASME B31.4 and ASME B31.8.
  • Understand the practical application of the ASME requirements to pipeline design, construction and testing including cross-border systems.

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


Training is from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm and includes coffee and lunch breaks. The course will address the following:

  • Introduction to the API 1173 and the CSA Z662 s.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

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 Level 1 Content and Concepts 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.

Code Qualification Exam

This course includes a code qualification exam:
CPAC Level 1 Exam – minimum pass mark 70%; or
CPAC Level 2 & 3 Exam (design, construction or operations) – minimum pass mark 80%
Following course registration, you will be contacted by NASA Corp. to schedule your exam appointment.

On-Site Training Available

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

Contact Us to arrange for your customized training today!

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