American Petroleum Institute :
The American Petroleum Institute initiated an Above Ground Storage Tank Inspector Certification Program with the issuance of Supplement 1 to API 653, Tank Inspection, Repair, Alteration, and Reconstruction. The program was developed with the participation storage tank owner/users, and establishes a uniform national program that will assist state and local governments in above ground storage tank regulations.
API 653 certification is valid for a three-year term
API 653 Above Ground Storage Tank Inspector Program - Qualification Requirements
Minimum Qualification Requirements
API 653 Above Ground Storage Tank Inspector Program - Exam Information
- The closed book section tests the candidate on knowledge and tasks requiring everyday working knowledge of API Standard 653 and other applicable reference documents.
- The open book portion of the examination requires the use of more detailed information that the inspector is expected to be able to find in the documents, but would not normally commit to memory
- “Open book” for computer-based testing refers to PDF files of pertinent codes and standards that will be available on your monitor and presented in English. The PDF documents will have tabs differentiating the sections and chapters. These reference materials will only have those sections listed in the Effectivity sheets. Sections not listed in the Effectivity sheets will not be available for candidates during their exam.