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What’s the difference between Fundamentals and Practitioner courses?
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Do these courses offer certification?
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What are the requirements for obtaining Auditor, Internal Auditor, or Lead Auditor certification through the American Petroleum Institute (API)?

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Where are your public training courses held?

What’s the difference between Fundamentals and Practitioner courses?

Our Fundamentals course teaches the basic components of the specification and is 2.5 days long. The Practitioner course offers an extended look into the specification by going into more detail and is an additional 1.5 days to the Fundamentals course.

Q1 Fundamentals and Practitioner - Differences

Course Agenda

Basics – Fundamentals Session (2.5 days)

  • Importance of API Spec. Q1 to the Industry
    • Major changes from 8th to 9th Edition
    • Application of Q1
  • Overview, Exclusions, and Legal Requirements
    • Clarify allowable exclusions
    • Discuss importance of legal requirements
  • Quality Management System Requirements
    • Give overview and discuss importance of each QMS requirement identified in Q1
  • Product Realization
    • Explain contract review requirements
    • Explain requirements for product realization
    • Discuss design and development process
  • QMS Measurement, Analysis, and Improvement
    • Discuss documented procedures and customer satisfaction
    • Explain requirements for planning and conducting internal audits

Extended Study – Practitioner Session (an additional 1.5 days, 4 days total)

  • API Monogram Program
    • Discuss scope of the API Monogram Program
    • Discuss application and requirements for API Monogram Program
  • Product Quality Plans
    • Create, describe, and develop various product quality plans
  • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Describe the risk assessment and risk management process
    • Demonstrate risk evaluation tools and techniques
  • Contingency Planning
    • Describe contingency planning for delivery
    • Discuss elements of a contingency plan
    • Discuss documentation, training, and communication requirements / when customer notified is required
  • Management of Change
    • Discuss and create various MOCs for: organizational structure, key and essential personnel, critical suppliers, management system, changes resulting from corrective / preventive action

Q2 Fundamentals and Practitioner - Differences

Course Agenda

Basics – Fundamentals Session (2.5 days)

  • Importance of API Spec. Q2 to the Industry
    • Describe Q2’s history and the drivers behind its development
    • Discuss Q2’s relation to Q1
  • Overview and Exclusions
    • Clarify allowable exclusions
    • Discuss new terminology used in Q2
  • Quality Management System Requirements
    • Give overview and discuss importance of each QMS requirement identified in Q2
  • Realization of Service and Service-Related Product
    • Explain contract review requirements
    • Explain requirements for service-related product realization
    • Discuss design and development process for services
  • QMS Measurement, Analysis, and Improvement
    • Discuss documented procedures and customer satisfaction
    • Explain requirements for planning and conducting internal audits

Extended Study – Practitioner Session (an additional 1.5 days, 4 days total)

  • Execution of Service – Service Quality Plan
    • Discuss service quality plans and approval requirements
    • Develop and review service quality plans
    • Discuss relationship with customer notification
  • Risk Assessment & Management
    • Describe the risk assessment and risk management process
    • Demonstrate risk evaluation tools and techniques
  • Contingency Planning
    • Describe contingency planning for services
    • Discuss elements of a contingency plan
    • Discuss documentation, training, and communication requirements / when customer notified is required
  • Management of Change
    • Describe elements of an MOC and when they are required
    • Discuss and create various MOCs
    • Determine notification requirements of MOCs

Do these courses offer certification?

ISO 9001:2015 Training

This is not a certification course; however, training in the standard helps your company to become certified.

This is strictly a knowledge-based course; meaning, it is provided to strictly enhance your understanding of the standard.

API Spec. Q1, API Spec. Q2, and API Lead Auditor Training

As a stand-alone course, these offerings will not certify you – neither as an individual or your company.

Beware if other training providers claim that these alone grant you certification – this is false.

HOWEVER, if you are pursuing an Auditor Certification Scheme under API’s Individual Certification Program (ICP), each of these courses will count as credit towards ANY auditor certification scheme. Please note that in addition to taking these courses, you must complete other qualification criteria for certification. These requirements can be found through each individual ICP page below. These pages also contain information on how to schedule the exam component for your certification.

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What are the requirements for obtaining Auditor, Internal Auditor, or Lead Auditor certification through the American Petroleum Institute (API)?

Please review API’s certification requirements for the specific auditor certification scheme that can be found here.

QSI’s API Lead Auditor training course fulfills the auditor training requirement for all certification schemes – regardless if you’re pursuing auditor, internal auditor or lead auditor certification, or whether you’re certifying to Q1 or Q2. This course covers much of the Body of Knowledge topics required for passing your certification exam. These topics can be found by clicking the “Exam Info” tab under the specific auditor certification scheme you wish to pursue.

Where are your public training courses held?

All public training courses are held at our QSI Training Center in Houston, TX:

Qualified Specialists, International
14614 Falling Creek Drive
Suite 250
Houston, TX 77068

 

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