API 580- Risk-Based Inspection is the best choice for inspectors, engineers, and petrochemical industry professionals among these programs. Obtaining this certification proves that you have a wide knowledge, full understanding and a high level of proficiency in Risked Based Inspection (RBI) profession. In Order to have this certification, you need to meet the requirements set by API and pass the formal exams at an authorized API examination center.
The American Petroleum Institute (API) is one of the leading associations in oil and natural gas industry. It serves 10.3 million U.S. jobs and nearly 8 percent of the U.S. economy. In addition, it has a wide recognition for its programs worldwide. The API offers a certification program which is a series of API schemes, called “Individual Certification Programs” (ICPs).
API 580 Risk-Based Inspection Requirements
According to API Institute website, you are automatically qualified to take the API 580 Risk-Based Inspection certification exam if you hold ONE of the following certifications:
- API 510-Pressure Vessel Inspector
- API 570-Piping Inspector
- API 653-Aboveground Storage Tank Inspector
If you do not hold one of the above certifications then you should meet ONE of the following to be eligible to take the exam:
|Education||Years of Experience||Experience Required|
|BS or higher in engineering or technology||1 year||Any experience in the petrochemical industry|
|2-year degree or certificate in engineering or technology||2 years|
|High school diploma or equivalent||3 years|
|No formal education||5 or more years|
- Ensure that you are qualified to take the exam by reviewing the requirements
- Submit an application in the ICP Portal
- 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
API 580 Risk-Based Inspection Exam Details
The exam questions are based on API RP 580 Risk-Based Inspection, 3rd Edition 2016.
Questions: 70 multiple-choice questions
Duration: 3.25 hours.
Passing score: 70% or 49 correct answers.
API Member Fee: $300
Non-Member Fee: $350
API 580 Risk-Based Inspection Renewal
- You need to apply for recertification every three years. Apply online in the ICP Portal.
- API Member Fee: $200
- Non-Member Fee: $250