API Specification Q2 Audits

For being one of the newest standards on the block, API Q2 has built a reputation as one of the toughest management systems standards available and has inarguably strengthened the American Petroleum Institute’s certification programs. Audits against API Q2 focus on “Quality”, auditing every requirement of this specification against the organization’s Quality Management System (QMS).

Auditors with knowledge of API Q2 are infrequent, and as this standard is only a few years old, competency is usually achieved by performing audits. Mireaux’s Auditors qualified to audit against API Q2 have expertise Consulting and Auditing, and typically use a checklist similar to the API checklist to better prepare an organization for the actual API Audits.

Contact Mireaux today at 713-589-4680 to learn more about how we can help you perform your next audit.

Training Offerings

The course is essentially two days of hands-on training on the API Q2 1st Ed Specification for Quality Management System Requirements for Service Supply Organizations for the Petroleum and Natural Gas Industries, plus one day of training in auditing techniques. Learn more about this course.



Venue Phone: 7135894680

Venue Website:

12802 Willow Centre Dr., Houston, Texas, 77066, United States

  • Sep
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • 21 - 22
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Sep 21 - Sep 22
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • 2021
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • September 21, 2021 - September 22, 2021
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm

This 3-day API Q2 Internal Auditor Training course provides information on understanding the API Q2 1st Edition specification and how to prepare, plan, and execute Internal Audits effectively. Learn more about this course.



Venue Phone: 7135894680

Venue Website:

12802 Willow Centre Dr., Houston, Texas, 77066, United States

  • Sep
    8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • 21 - 23
    8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sep 21 - Sep 23
    8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • 2021
    8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • September 21, 2021 - September 23, 2021
    8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Consulting Capabilities

Mireaux’s Consulting services involve full turnkey assistance in the development and implementation of management systems that conform to the desired ISO, or API standards.

Standards Include:

Web QMS Software

Cloud-base, secure and powerful, our Web QMS software helps you achieve, maintain, and improve your API Specification Q2 certification, allowing your employees full access and visibility to your management system – anytime, anywhere.

  • Approved Supplier List -> Supplier Corrective Actions
  • Asset Register
  • Behavioral Base Safety (BBS)
  • Business Continuity Plan (BCP)
  • Calibration -> Out-of-Tolerance Conditions
  • Communication Plan
  • Conformity Matrix
  • Contingency Planning
  • Corrective Action
  • Critical Processes
  • Critical Services and SRP
  • Customer Complaints
  • Customer Property
  • Customer Satisfaction
  • E-Learning
  • Emergency Contacts
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Employee Certifications
  • Employee Handbook
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • External Audits -> External Audit Findings
  • External Documents
  • Glossary
  • HSE Manual
  • HSE Policy
  • Information Security Incidents
  • Internal Audits -> Internal Audit Findings
  • Inventory Control
  • ISMS Manual
  • ISMS Policy
  • Job Descriptions
  • Job Safety Analysis (JSA)
  • Lessons Learned
  • List of Legal Requirements
  • Main Process Map
  • Management of Change (MOC)
  • Management Reviews -> Management Review Action Items
  • Monitoring and Measuring
  • Nonconformance Report (NCR)
  • Objectives
  • Organizational Charts
  • Preventive Action
  • Procedures, Work Instructions & Forms
  • Product Quality Plans
  • Quality Manual
  • Quality Policy
  • Records Retention
  • Risk Assessment -> Significant Risks
  • Safety Incidents
  • Service Quality Plan
  • Short Service Employee (SSE)
  • Special Interest Groups
  • Statement of Applicability
  • Training Events
  • Training Plan

Frequently Asked Questions

In general, the following documented information is requested during an API Q2 Audit, whether the audit is an Internal AuditGap Analysis, or similar audit:

  • Quality Manual
  • Quality Policy
  • Quality Objectives
  • All procedures required
  • Service Quality Plans
  • Risk Assessment records
  • Contingency Plans
  • Critical and Non-Critical Supplier records
  • Preventive Maintenance and Calibration records
  • Internal Audit report/evidence
  • Management Review inputs and outputs
  • Competence and Training records
  • List of Critical Spare Parts
  • Etc.

Depending on the Audit Type as well as the organization’s services, audits to the API Q2 standard, focus on the following areas:

  • Top Management
  • Quality Assurance
  • Document Control
  • Contract Review/Sales
  • Operations
  • Purchasing
  • Maintenance and Facilities
  • Logistics
  • HR and Training

Although the latest version of ISO 9001 has a few requirements not included in API Spec Q2, most other requirements are similar, albeit described more detailed and in a more prescriptive way in the API Spec Q2. Therefore with minor additions, both standards can be combined to become an Integrated Audit.

Mireaux Auditors have conducted numerous audits for organizations certified to both API Q2 and ISO 9001 and are well equipped to do this, with minor modifications to the audit time.

Mireaux will help find your customized solution!