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Certification Programs

Global demands and an increasingly competitive business environment in the oil and natural gas industry have created new measures by which organizations must demonstrate their capabilities. Today, organizations must prove that they can consistently meet customer requirements and internationally valued standards. API's Certification Programs provide the opportunity for organizations to do just that.

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Certification Program Directories

This directory contains a listing of the participants in API's Certification Programs.

Worldwide Representatives

Here you'll find a list of API's representatives around the world to answer questions related to our certification programs. API welcomes you to contact the representatives to learn more about our programs and services.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

A list of Frequently Asked Question about API's Certification Programs.

API Monogram Program & APIQR

API Monogram is a program designed for manufactures of production equipment, drilling equipment, and refinery equipment.

APIQR includes management system registrations in accordance with the following globally recognized standards: ISO 9001, API Spec Q1, API Spec Q2, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001.

API is committed to providing a fair and honest certification process. To remain informed of your rights and responsibilities during the audit and certification process, applicants, registrants and licensees are encouraged to familiarize themselves with API’s Code of Conduct for API Monogram Licensees, APIQR Registered Organizations and Program Applicants and API’s Auditor Code of Ethics. A best practice is to post this information at your facility in a high traffic location. A poster is provided for download:

Download the English language poster and print it at actual size on Tabloid size (11 in W x 17 in H) paper for optimal legibility.

Download the Chinese language poster and print it at actual size on A3 size (297 mm W x 420 mm H) paper for optimal legibility.

Individual Certification Programs (ICP)

API's Individual Certification Programs offer a means to improve your skills and enhance your overall job performance. Simply, easily, and effectively.

Witnessing Programs

API provides knowledgeable and experienced witnesses to observe critical industry tests and verifications. The API Witnessing Program brings objectivity and reliability to evaluating and reporting important test results.

Engine Oil (EOLCS)

API's Engine Oil Licensing and Certification System (EOLCS) is a voluntary licensing and certification program that authorizes engine oil marketers who meet specified requirements to use the API Engine Oil Quality Marks.

Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) 

To help consumers locate diesel exhaut fluid that meeets diesel engine manufacturer requirements, API has established the Diesel Exhaut Fluid Certification Program, a voluntary program that certifies and monitors the quality of diesel exhaust fluid intended for use in SCR-equipped cars and trucks.

Motor Oil Matters (MOM) 

To make finding the right oil easier, API has established Motor Oil Matters, a program that defines motor oil quality from the point of manufacture to the moment of installation in your engine.

Center for Offshore Safety (COS)

The Center for Offshore Safety (COS) is an industry sponsored organization focused exclusively on offshore safety. The Center serves the US offshore oil & gas industry with the purpose of adopting standards of excellence to ensure continuous improvement in safety and offshore operational integrity.