API 580: Risk Based Inspection

Online Training Course for the API 580 Exam


API 580 Pass Rate

Over 95% of our online training students pass the API 580 Risk Based 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 580 Course Material

API welcomes highly specialized inspectors, engineers, other professionals across the entire petrochemical industry to obtain the API 580 Risk Based Inspection certification as a validation of their profound knowledge of Risked Based Inspection (RBI).

RBI has quickly become one of the industry’s premiere instruments and preferred methods of inspection. The API 580 certification will add significant value to your professional credentials, demonstrating to your employers and clients that you have obtained a high level of proficiency and understanding in this very important field.

API 580 certification is valid for a three-year term.

Current API 510, 570 or 653 certification holders automatically qualify to take the API 580 Risk Based Inspection certification exam.

If you do not hold a current API 510, 570 or 653 certification, then qualification is based on a combination of your level of education and industry experience acquired within the last 10 years.

Prior to submitting an application, please use the drop down toggle box below “qualifications required for the API 580” to determine if you qualify to take the exam. The minimum experience required MUST be documented on your application.

The API 580 Risk Based Inspection certification exam tests the individual’s knowledge and expertise in the field of Risk Based Inspection.

Questions on the examinations will be based on API Recommended Practice 580 Risk-Based Inspection, 3rd Edition 2016.

Please click below for Qualifications Required for the API 580 and to see the Course Curriculum.

Are you qualified to take the API 580 exam?

Prior to submitting an application, please use the table below to determine if you qualify to take the API 580 exam:

Education Years of Experience Experience Required
BS or higher in engineering or technology 1 year Any experience in the petrochemical industry
2-year degree or certificate in engineering or technology 2 years Any experience in the petrochemical industry
High school diploma or equivalent 3 years Any experience in the petrochemical industry
No formal education 5 or more years Any experience in the petrochemical industry

Exam Information:

  • The API 580 exam is 4 hours long.
  • There are 70 questions, all multiple-choice and closed-book. Paper and reference materials are not allowed into the examinations.
  • This examination has a set passing point of 70%, or 49 correct answers.

API 580 Body of Knowledge, Effectivity Sheet, and Schedule can all be found here.

API 580 - Risk Based Inspection Course Curriculum

API 580 Exam Prep Course Structure:

  • Purpose
  • Scope
  • References
  • Terms and Definitions
  • Basic risk Assessment Concepts
  • Introduction to Risk Based Inspection (RBI)
  • Planning the RBI Assessment
  • Data, Information Collection for RBI
  • Damage Mechanisms
  • Assessing POF
  • Assessing COF
  • Risk Determination
  • Risk Management with Inspection
  • Other Risk Mitigation Activities
  • Reassessment and RBI
  • Roles, Responsibilities, Training, and Qualifications
  • Documentation and Record Keeping
  • RBI Pitfalls
  • Exam – Practice

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 580 Online Training Course: Risk Based Inspection $799

 Practice Package included

Included In The Course:

  • 20 hours of online prep
  • 27 lessons for maximum preparation
  • Timed practice exams
  • Practice quizzes with instant feedback
  • Audio flashcard
  • Money-Back Guarantee

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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.