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API Specification Q1 (9th Edition 2nd Addendum) for Practitioners

The 2nd addendum of the current edition of API Spec Q1 has been published with an effective date of June 2019. The addendum can have a significant impact over how you control your supply chain. This course will give you the knowledge you need to ensure your critical suppliers conform to requirements.

The course designed for practitioners features engaging videos, interactive technology elements, real-world exercises and examples, group participation, interaction and discussion on the fundamental topics of API Spec Q1 with an emphasis on new Risk Assessment, Contingency Planning and Management of Change requirements. TIEC has provided assistance in the development, implementation and maintenance of Quality Management Systems and its experienced trainers bring a wealth of knowledge to the attendees of this course.

Course Overview

This three-day course will provide practical and actionable knowledge of the requirements, interpretations, and applications of the quality management principles based on the 9th Edition 2nd Addendum of API Specification Q1, Specification for Quality Management System Requirements for Manufacturing Organizations for the Petroleum and Natural Gas Industry.

Course Objectives

Upon completion, attendees will have a practical and actionable knowledgeable understanding of the key concepts, methodologies, and requirements involved in implementing a successful Quality Management System that conforms to the requirements of the specification. A

Course Outline

Introduction to Quality Management Principles
Overview of API and API Spec Q1 history and evolution
Industry issues prompting changes from 8th to 9th Edition
Section 1: Scope
Section 2: Exclusions and Normative References
Section 3: Terms and Definitions
Section 4: Quality Management System Requirements
Section 5: Product Realization
Section 6: Quality Management System Monitoring, Measurement, Analysis and Improvements
Annex A: Use of API Monogram by Licensees

Who Should Attend

This course is suitable for anyone working within the Oil and Gas Industry as a Manufacturer, Operator, or Supplier under API Spec Q1 requirements including but not limited to:

API Monogram Licensees and Applicants
API Spec Q1 Certified Companies and Applicants
Quality Assurance Personnel and Management Representatives
Engineers and Engineering Management Personnel
Quality System Auditors and Professionals
Personnel involved in Supplier Assessment Activities
Personnel involved with Specifying Equipment Requirements
Maintenance, Inspection and Test Personnel


Mr. Ed Durante, is an engineering professional with 40 years of experience in project management, engineering, quality assurance, training, and auditing in the nuclear, petroleum, industrial construction and manufacturing industries. He has worked for over 35 years with the American Petroleum Institute’s (API) Standardization Committees, serving as a member of the API Committee on Quality, Chairman of the API Subcommittee on Auditor Training and Qualification, Chairman of the joint API and ISO Workgroup responsible for developing API Q1 8th Edition/ISO TS 29001; member of the Subcommittee on Quality (SC18) for 30 years; worked on development of API Q1 and Q2 since their inception; and an experienced API Lead Auditor. Mr. Durante is a former API Master Trainer and has presented API Training programs on behalf of API worldwide for over 18 years. Currently, he is Chairman of the API Task Group for Improvements to the API Monogram Program, with over 35 years of experience in developing Quality Management Systems worldwide.

Mr. Don Kemper, is a quality management and auditing professional with 40 years of experience in quality operations, supply chain assessments, vendor audits, audit management, technical advisory services, quality assurance, pipe, coatings and equipment inspections, HSSE, warehousing, and training. Don’s auditing experience includes ISO (9001, 14001, 18001), API, PED, and Registrar Certification. Quality Management Systems and projects include: Upstream and downstream manufacturing, drilling, exploration in petroleum industries located worldwide in over 20 countries. Don has participated for over 23 years on the American Petroleum Institute’s (API) Standardization Committees serving on subcommittees: SC 5-Tubulars (API 5L, API 5CT API 5B), SC18-Quality (API Q1, API Q2) and SC20-Supply Chain Standards. Don is an experienced API Q1 and Q2 Senior Auditor having conducted Q2 Beta, Mock, GAP and Certification/Licensing audits for the API and is approved for over 40 API Product Standards. He holds numerous auditing and inspection certifications, such as IRCA, RABQSA and API, plus is an approved auditor for several of the world’s largest oil, gas and service corporations. Formerly an API Master Trainer of API Q1 and Q2 Specifications, he has trained on a number of other API Product Specifications as well. Don has been a guest lecturer in the energy industry for over 20 years for various associations and at numerous industry events.

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TIEC can assist you with the development, training, implementation and maintenance of these systems by incorporating these requirements within your current operating system.

Our certified auditors have extensive industry experience with Manufacturers and Service suppliers to provide thorough, independent and objective auditing.

Our Inspection Services staff has a vast array of knowledge in Oil & Gas, Ship Building, Aerospace and Structured inspections.

TIEC offers several online training courses these are : API Specification Q1 9th Edition (incl. Addendum 2), API Specification Q2, API Spec Q1 9th Edition Risk, Contingency Planning and Management of Change and others.

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