The API 1169 Pipeline Construction Inspector Certification Program was developed by the American Petroleum Institute (API) in cooperation with the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) and the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA). INGAA and CEPA have endorsed this certification program to establish an industry-wide credential for the inspection of pipelines.



The API 1169 certification is available for qualified applicants. Depending on the category that an applicant is applying under, different certifications and work experience are required to take the API 1169 certification exam. We recommend visiting API's qualification page to confirm that you meet the requirements.


Exam Questions

All questions on the API 1169 examination are derived from recommended practices and documents for both American and Canadian inspectors. These reading materials can be found on API's Exam Info page under "API 1169 Publications Effectivity Sheet". It is important to note that not all publications will be available during the exam.


Application Process

1. Visit API's application page for details on applying.

2. Refer to API's qualification page to confirm that you meet the requirements.

3. View application deadlines and exam windows at API's schedule page.

4. Go to API's Individual Certification Program (ICP) Portal to apply for the exam.

5. Once the application has been processed, you will receive an "Eligibility ID".

6. Use this ID to schedule your exam through the Prometric Site.



API's official fee page lists the fees for all of API's certifications. Please note that these fees are not comprehensive, and there may be additional fees for rescheduling, taxes, etc.

API Member API Non-member
$360 USD $480 USD


Our Exam Preparation Course

The Centre for Pipeline Knowledge offers a classroom course that can help you pass this exam. Find classroom dates here or if you would like to do the course online click here.
Still have more questions? Contact us.



This page is intended for informational purposes only. We recommend verifying information with API for accuracy. See

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