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API Spec Q1/Q2

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API Spec Q1/Q2:

Quality management for the oil and gas industry

API Specifications Q1 and Q2 are standards set by the American Petroleum Institute (API) for the certification of companies manufacturing components and providing services in the oil and gas production sector. The focus here is on training and reviewing quality standards and the quality assurance system. Risk assessment and risk management are taken into particular account. The standards are based on ISO 9001 and are supplemented by industry-specific requirements.

API Specification Q1:
Specification for Quality Management System Requirements for Manufacturing Organizations for the Petroleum and Natural Gas Industry
API Specification Q2:
Specification for Quality Management System Requirements for Service Supply Organizations for the Petroleum and Natural Gas Industries

We offer:

  • Auditing Services
  • Training Services

Auditing services

The specifications API Q1 and API Q2 are designed to address quality management systems for companies that manufacture products or provide manufacturing-related services according to a product specification for use in the oil and gas industry.

CERTIVATION has extensive experience in performing various types of API Spec Q1 and API Spec Q2 audits, including the following:

  • Gap Analysis
  • Process Audits
  • Product Audits
  • Supplier Audits

Within the scope of a gap analysis CERTIVATION checks against the chosen certification standard and documents the degree of implementation of the requirements of the standard. In this way, your company can prepare itself specifically for certification.

If CERTIVATION GmbH conducts a supplier audit for you, the implementation of certain criteria is checked on site at the supplier's premises. These criteria may be specified by your company and may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • A specific ISO or API standard, such as ISO 9001 or API Q2/Q2
  • Your organization’s own requirements for suppliers/vendors
  • Product specifications
  • Procurement requirements

In general, a supplier/vendor audit should provide the certainty that the supplier has the ability to provide products and/or services to your business that meet your own quality, environmental, security, information security, timeline or other requirements.

Training Services

CERTIVATION is an approved training provider under API-U® for the specifications Q1 and Q2. We offer courses at our own training center or on-site at clients' premises.

The offer includes courses for the following levels:

  • Basic courses
  • Internal Auditors
  • Lead Auditors

Should you have any further special training requirements, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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