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Candidate Eligibility

We are committed to providing a fair and impartial personnel certification process. Discrimination against its applicants, candidates, certified persons and employees on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, or sexual orientation is prohibited.

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 Pipeline Integrity Engineer Eligibility Requirements

Individuals who wish to pursue the Pipeline Integrity Engineer certification scheme must have an engineering degree from a recognized or accredited university, or have a professional engineering qualification (for example, PEng or CEng) and obtained certification in each of the following competencies to be eligible to take the comprehensive pipeline integrity final exam:

  • Certified in Pipeline Engineering Principles: CS_001F
  • Certified in Pipeline Inspection and Surveillance: CS_005F
  • Certified in Pipeline Integrity Management: CS_014F
  • Certified in Pipeline Defect Assessment: CS_020F
  • Certified in In-Line Inspection Technologies & Procedures: CS_022F
  • Certified in In-Line Inspection Data Analysis & Reporting: CS_026F
  • Certified in Stress Analysis: CS_030F
  • Certified in Fracture Mechanics: CS_032

Individual Competency Eligibility Requirements

Individuals must meet the basic education, experience (work activity accomplished under the direction of qualified supervision, but excluding time spent in organized training programs, training and mentoring requirements), training (‘structured learning’ – fixed structure, duration, and goals, usually with teacher/trainer present – as opposed to ‘mentoring’), and mentoring (advice and direction given to staff. Mentoring is ‘guided learning’ – directed learning, but the teacher/trainer is not necessarily present – rather than ‘structured learning’).

Education Experience Training Mentoring
Engineering Degree from an accredited or recognized university 100 hours of experience of self-lerning under the supervision of a line manager. 18 hours of formal or structured training 36 hours of mentoring or guided learning under the guidance of a mentor.
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.

Recommended learning

Individuals need some technical knowledge before commencing this certification program, particularly if an individual is new to, or inexperienced in, pipeline integrity. This knowledge should cover basic terminologies, principles, and practices in pipeline integrity and is termed an ‘awareness’ (A) level of competency.

Each individual competency contains a list of recommended pre-requisites or co-requisite awareness level competencies. Pre-requisites and co-requisites list knowledge areas and conditions, which can assist in understanding the foundation level competency prior to assessment. The recommended pre-requisite and co-requisite competencies are listed, with descriptions, outcomes, and knowledge requirements, in the Competency Standards Manual for Pipeline Integrity 2nd edition; 2018.

We do not require completion of any of training provided by any specific training provider, i.e. ROSEN Group as a pre-requisite or co-requisite of the Pipeline Integrity Engineer certification program. Although the competency standards specifies other competencies as co-requisites or pre-requisites, they are only recommendations. The terminology is retained for convenience. The competency assessments are on a foundation level and the pre-requisites listed for each of the competencies in the Pipeline Integrity Certification are at an awareness level competency.