API Q1 Practitioner

API Q1 Practitioner Training Course

Created by the American Petroleum Institute (API), the 4-Day API Q1 Practitioner course, teaches the stringent requirements of the API Specification Q1, 9th Edition: Addendum 2 Specification for Quality Management System Requirements for Manufacturing Organizations for the Petroleum and Natural Gas Industry.

This course encompasses the following:

  • 3-day API Q1 Fundamentals
  • 1-day hands-on practice on key areas of API Q1.

The course is essentially three days of training on the standard, plus one day of training in a few key requirements of API Q1, focusing on three areas:

  • The foundation, background, and importance of API Q1
  • In depth overview of each clause of the API Specification Q1, interpreting the requirements from API’s perspective, as well as providing the requirements for documentation, implementation and record
  • Extended hands-on practice on Risk Assessment, Contingency Planning, Management of Change (MOC), and Quality Plans.

Using “Think About It’s”, practical activities, and group workshops, this course helps attendees develop a hands-on understanding that will facilitate the successful implementation of a best in class Quality Management System certified to API Q1.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the course, participants should have the knowledge and understanding of the following:

  • The background and objectives of the API Specification Q1
  • Each of the API Q1 clause requirements
  • The necessary steps to implement a brand new Quality Management System based on API Q1
  • The steps needed to modify an existing ISO 9001 Quality Management System to conform to API Q1
  • How to conduct Risk Assessments, plan for Contingencies, manage Changes (MOC), and create Quality Plans
  • The API Q1 certification process

The duration of this course is four days, as follows:

  • Day 1              8:30 AM to 4:30 PM CST
  • Day 2              8:30 AM to 4:30 PM CST
  • Day 3              8:30 AM to 4:30 PM CST
  • Day 4              8:30 AM to 4:30 PM CST

This course has:

  • A practical examination, completed and graded at various stages throughout the duration of the class.
  • A final test, completed and graded at the end of the class.

A Certificate of Completion is provided to all participants at the end of the class.

The API Q1 Practitioner training course does not have any prerequisite courses.

For individuals with little or no previous knowledge of API Q1 or Quality Management Systems, who would like to maximize their knowledge; we recommend Mireaux’s Fundamentals of Document Control class as a preamble and introduction to management systems, followed by an ISO 9001:2015 course (Implementation or Internal Auditor). Check our suggested Training Tracks for additional information.

Students receive comprehensive course manuals with reference materials, including:

  • Workbook with presentation and added notes
  • Appendices with training copy of the API specification Q1, Cases, and Workshops

The topics in this course include:

  • API Specifications and Certification Program
  • Benefits of a quality management system based on API
  • Quality Management Principles
  • The Process Approach
  • Structure of API Specification Q1, 9th Edition:
    • Clause 4: Quality Management Systems Requirements
      • Quality Management System
      • Management Responsibility
      • Organization Capability
      • Documentation Requirements
    • Clause 5: Product Realization
      • Contract Review
      • Planning
      • Risk Assessment and Management
      • Design and Development
      • Contingency Planning
      • Purchasing
      • Production and Servicing Provision
      • Control of Testing, Measuring, and Monitoring Equipment
      • Product Release
      • Control of Nonconforming Product
      • Management of Change (MOC)
    • Clause 6: Quality Management System Monitoring, Measurement, Analysis and Improvement
      • General
      • Monitoring, Measurement, and Improving
      • Analysis of Data
      • Improvement
      • Management Review
  • Product Quality Plan
  • Risk Assessment and Management
  • Contingency Planning
  • Management of Change

Testimonials

Product Description: Internal Audit against ISO 9001:2015 and API Q1 (2018).

Paul provided us with excellent feedback as we prepare for our audit next year. We appreciate his professionalism during this process and look forward to continuing our partnership with Mireaux into next year.

Eric Heath
Chemjet Inernational

Chemjet International Internal Audit against ISO 9001:2015 and API Q1 (2018) February 28, 2019

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