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Individual Competency Certification

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Individual Competency Certification

Individuals who meet the minimum eligibility requirements can chose to be certified in the following individual competencies.

Candidate eligibility criteria is established by the QPPI Certification Board, based upon education, training experience, knowledge and skills necessary related to competent performance in the pipeline integrity profession as delineated in the results of the Job Task Analysis (JTA).

A JTA is a formal process for determining or verifying the knowledge and skills individuals must have to perform their job-related activities.

CERTIFIED IN PIPELINE ENGINEERING PRINCIPLES: CS_001F

Individuals with a certification in Pipeline Engineering Principles are able to describe pipeline-engineering principles, discuss best practices, and explain their bases. The program was designed for individuals working in pipeline integrity who either have a university degree from a recognized or accredited university, or have four years of relevant work experience within the pipeline integrity field, or have an engineering degree from a recognized or accredited university, or who have a professional engineering qualification (for example, PEng or CEng).

CERTIFIED IN PIPELINE INSPECTION AND SURVEILLANCE: CS_005F

Individuals certified in Pipeline Inspection and Surveillance can describe differing pipeline inspection and surveillance methods, and compare the best methods. The program was designed for individuals working in pipeline integrity who either have a university degree from a recognized or accredited university, or have four years of relevant work experience within the pipeline integrity field, or have an engineering degree from a recognized or accredited university, or who have a professional engineering qualification (for example, PEng or CEng).

CERTIFIED IN PIPELINE INTEGRITY MANAGEMENT: CS_014F

Individuals certified in Pipeline Integrity Management can define and distinguish between differing integrity management methods/techniques, particularly pipeline integrity management and systems, and can list the threats to pipeline safety and the consequences of pipeline failure. The program was designed for individuals working in pipeline integrity who either have a university degree from a recognized or accredited university, or have four years of relevant work experience within the pipeline integrity field, or have an engineering degree from a recognized or accredited university, or who have a professional engineering qualification (for example, PEng or CEng).

CERTIFIED IN PIPELINE DEFECT ASSESSMENT: CS_020F

Individuals certified in Pipeline Defect Assessment can describe pipeline integrity and pipeline defect assessments (for all types of defects found in pipelines), and can summarize and give examples of fatigue assessment. The program was designed for individuals working in pipeline integrity who either have a university degree from a recognized or accredited university, or have four years of relevant work experience within the pipeline integrity field, or have an engineering degree from a recognized or accredited university, or who have a professional engineering qualification (for example, PEng or CEng).

CERTIFIED IN IN-LINE INSPECTION TECHNOLOGIES & PROCEDURES: CS_022F

Individuals certified in In-Line Inspection (ILI) Technologies and Procedures can classify and summarize ILI technologies and procedures. The program was designed for individuals working in pipeline integrity who either have a university degree from a recognized or accredited university, or have four years of relevant work experience within the pipeline integrity field, or have an engineering degree from a recognized or accredited university, or who have a professional engineering qualification (for example, PEng or CEng).

CERTIFIED IN IN-LINE INSPECTION DATA ANALYSIS & REPORTING: CS_026F

Individuals certified in In-Line Inspection (ILI) Data Analysis and Reporting can explain ILI data analysis and reporting procedures. The program was designed for individuals working in pipeline integrity who either have a university degree from a recognized or accredited university, or have four years of relevant work experience within the pipeline integrity field, or have an engineering degree from a recognized or accredited university, or who have a professional engineering qualification (for example, PEng or CEng).

CERTIFIED IN STRESS ANALYSIS: CS_030F

Individuals certified in Stress Analysis can describe and review pipeline stress analyses. The program was designed for individuals working in pipeline integrity who either have a university degree from a recognized or accredited university, or have four years of relevant work experience within the pipeline integrity field, or have an engineering degree from a recognized or accredited university, or who have a professional engineering qualification (for example, PEng or CEng).

CERTIFIED IN FRACTURE MECHANICS: CS_032

Individuals certified in Fracture Mechanics can explain the history of fracture mechanics, its principles, models (elastic, elastic-plastic, and plastic), and differing models, defining the best assessment methods using fracture mechanics. Additionally, they can define and distinguish between the fracture mechanics and traditional approach to fatigue assessment. The program was designed for individuals working in pipeline integrity who either have a university degree from a recognized or accredited university, or have four years of relevant work experience within the pipeline integrity field, or have an engineering degree from a recognized or accredited university, or who have a professional engineering qualification (for example, PEng or CEng).

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ELIGIBILTY REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION
(any of the options listed below)

  • Engineering Degree from an accredited or recognized university
  • A professional engineering qualification (for example, PEng or CEng).
  • University degree from an accredited university – any discipline
  • In lieu of a degree, four years of relevant work experience within the pipeline integrity field

Experience in Lieu of Degree Verification Affidavit Form

EXPERIENCE

  • 100 hours of experience or self-learning under the supervision of a line manager

TRAINING

  • 18 hours of formal or structured training

MENTORING

  • 36 hours of mentoring or guided learning under the guidance of a mentor.