API 510: Pressure Vessel Inspection

Online Training Course for the API 510 Exam


API 510 Pass Rate

Over 95% of our online training students pass the API 510 Pressure Vessel Inspection Exam. Our online training material is designed to maximize your exam prep efficiency and help you pass the test on the first try.

Overview of the API 510 Course Material

This API 510 training course online is 60 hours long. This is the easiest and least expensive way to prepare for the certification exam. This training is self-paced. You can stop and start whenever you like. You can pick back up where you left off, because the stopping point is bookmarked. You can repeat the course or just the lessons that you would like to repeat. You will never be rushed and you will never be slowed down. Any questions can be emailed to the instructor and he will answer them. There are 81 graded practice quizzes throughout the lessons along with a final exam at the end of 17 lessons. These quizzes will help you become familiar with the kind of questions that will be asked on the actual exam. This is a very important part of training for the exam. There are a total of 917 questions including the final exam. The final exam is very helpful in letting you know how well prepared you are. There are three additional practice exams that are available to download. Training for the API 510 online is the best option for the busy industrial professional. The course is available for 120 days after purchase. We can make exceptions to this if you contact us. When you are training for the 510 inspection exam you should not be under pressure to rush through the very course that is supposed to be helping you prepare. Our online API 510 training system is superior to conventional classroom training. This API 510 training course is accredited with the AWS for 60 professional development hours (PDH) for the CWI 9 year renewal, CWB Renewal and for Professional Engineers.

API 510 Body of Knowledge, Effectivity Sheet, and Schedule can all be found here.

Please click below for Qualifications Required for the API 510 and to see the Course Curriculum.

Are you qualified to take the API 510 exam?

As outlined in the Appendix B of the API 510 Standard, the minimum qualification requirements for API 510 Pressure Vessel inspector certification are based on the combination of education and experience related to pressure vessels. This experience must have been acquired within the last 10 years while employed by, or under contract with, an authorized inspection agency as defined in API 510.

Based on the 10th edition of API 510, a National Board certification is no longer accepted as a substitution for passing the exam.

Prior to submitting an application, please use the table below to determine if you qualify to take the API 510 exam:

Education Minimum Years of Experience Description of Experience Required
BS or higher in engineering or technology 1 year Supervision or performance of inspection activities as described in API 510
2-year degree or certificate in engineering or technology 2 years Design, construction, repair, operation, or inspection of pressure vessels, of which one year must be in supervision or performance of inspection activities as described in API 510
High school diploma or equivalent 3 years Design, construction, repair, operation, or inspection of pressure vessels, of which one year must be in supervision or performance of inspection activities as described in API 510
No formal education 5 or more years Design, construction, repair, operation, or inspection of pressure vessels, of which one year must be in supervision or performance of inspection activities as described in API 510
API 510 Pressure Vessel Inspection Online Traing Curriculum

19 lessons and quizzes plus over 1400 questions built into an interactive question bank on a book of exhibits and on the 2017 Book of Specifications.

  1. Service Restrictions, Joint Efficiencies, Radiography
  2. Shell and Head Calculations
  3. Maximum Allowable Working Pressure
  4. Hydrostatic Head Pressure
  5. Hydrostatic, Pneumatic Test, and Test Gauges
  6. Postweld Heat Treatment
  7. Impact Testing
  8. Corrosion
  9. ASME Section IX
  10. Writing a Welding Procedure Specification
  11. Review of WPS’s and PQR’s
  12. Section V NDE
  13. RP-577 Welding Inspection and Metallurgy
  14. API-510 Pressure Test and Welding Requirements
  15. RP-572 Inspection
  16. RP-576 Pressure Relieving Devices
  17. RP-571 Damage Mechanisms
  18. An overview of the 510 with 21 lessons and quizzes
  19. An overview of the 572 with 18 lessons and quizzes

Why Atlas API Training?

  • 48 hour money back guarantee eliminates your risk
  • Six month course access provides extended preparation time –
  • 60 hours of online prep
  • over 1600 practice questions
  • Audio Flashcards let you train while driving or relaxing
  • Quiz question banks provide exam type questions with instant feedback
  • Timed/simulated exams prepare you for the real thing
  • Professionally developed courses are created and reviewed by field experts
  • Instructor support is available when you need help
  • Online convenience lets you set your own schedule and study at your own pace
  • Pass on your first try or take the course again for free


Notice and Disclaimer for API training students:

This does not register you for the examination. You will have to register separately at API’s website. If you have not already registered for the exam, you need to download an application from the API website listed here.

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The API 510: Pressure Vessel Inspection – Online Training Course $999

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Included In The API 510 Course:

  • 60 hours of online prep
  • Over 900 Practice questions
  • Timed practice exams
  • Practice quizzes with instant feedback
  • Audio flashcards

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Please chose from the following API courses for more info, requirements, to purchase and to get started now:


  • API 510 Pressure vessel Ispection
  • API 570 Pressure Piping Inspection
  • API 571 Corrosion and Materials
  • API 577 Welding Processes, Inspection, and Metallurgy
  • API 580 Risk Based Inspection
  • API 653 Tank Repair & Inspection
  • API 1169 Pipeline Construction Inspector
  • Tank Entry Supervisor (TES),
  • Intro Quality Control – Welding
  • API Practice Packs
  • API 19C Proppant processes hydro fracking

Please Note the Following:

Our goal at Atlas is to provide you the necessary tools to pass the certification exam the very first time you try. Many of our students have considered themselves more hands-on when it comes to training courses. After taking our online training courses, these students have discovered that not only is online training a more economical way to prepare for a certification exam, but that online training is just a better way to learn the material. With the online training course, the student can start and stop whenever he/she may want. Students may also progress at their own pace, repeat material when needed, and use the interactive quizzes to train. This is by far the easiest way to study. The Atlas 48 hour money back guarantee means that you can check out the course with zero risks. If you are not happy with your purchase, we will gladly refund your money with no questions asked.