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How do I apply for an API Monogram License?

Prior to applying, you must first:

  • Implement a quality management system compliant with API Spec Q1
  • Describe the quality management system in a quality manual. The quality manual must recognize each requirement of API Spec Q1
  • Maintain the technical capability to manufacture products compliant with the applicable API product specification
  • Complete and sign the API Spec Q1 9th Edition Conformity Matrix
  • Perform a documented internal audit according to the requirements of API Spec Q1
  • Perform a documented management review according to the requirements of API Spec Q1
  • Confirm a quality management system has been operational for at least four (4) months

Submit an online application through myCerts. For guidance using the site, refer to the myCerts User Guide for Applicants

How do I apply for an API quality management system certification to ISO 9001, API Spec Q1 and/or API Spec Q2?

Prior to applying, you must first:

  • Implement a quality management system compliant with ISO 9001, API Spec Q1 and/or API Spec Q2
  • Describe the quality management system in a quality manual. The quality manual must recognize each requirement of ISO 9001, API Spec Q1 and/or API Spec Q2
  • Complete and sign the API Spec Q1 9th Edition Conformity Matrix and/or the API Spec Q2 1st Edition Conformity Matrix
  • Perform a documented internal audit according to the requirements of ISO 9001, API Spec Q1 and/or API Spec Q2
  • Perform a documented management review according to the requirements of ISO 9001, API Spec Q1 and/or API Spec Q2
  • Confirm a quality management system has been operational for at least four (4) months

Submit an online application through myCerts. For guidance using the site, refer to the myCerts User Guide for Applicants

How long does the application process take?

Approximately four to six months. Factors affecting processing time include missing proof of payment, an incomplete or unsigned Conformity Matrix, requested corrections to nonconformances in the quality manual, and/or auditor unavailability.

How may I contact an API representative in my area?

You may contact your local Worldwide Representative for more details.

Will API Certification Programs use local auditors?

API will use local auditors whenever possible. At present, API auditors are based in more than 30 countries. Please note that factors such as auditor availability, conflict of interest concerns, and API’s policy that an organization should not be audited by the same auditor for more than one certification cycle may direct API to use non-local auditors.

Our organization is ISO 9001 certified. How close are we to meeting the API Monogram Program application requirements?

Probably very close. ISO 9001 certification means that you meet approximately 85% of API Spec Q1. So, you must add these additional API Spec Q1-specific requirements to your quality manual and quality management system to bring you into conformance. These additional API Spec Q1 requirements are outlined in the API Spec Q1 9th Edition Conformity Matrix. Next, ensure that you have the technical capability to meet the applicable API product specification(s) requirements and possess a design package, if required. At that point, you should be ready to apply.

We do not develop the design. We purchase the design or our client provides the design or we take the design entirely from an API specification. As a non-designer, can we still apply?

Yes, you may apply, but you must still address how you will receive, review, identify, and transfer key aspects of the design package into shop routers/checklists, prepare for the possibility of design changes, and finally ensure the design resulted in a product compliant with the applicable API product specification. API will review these control features that ultimately make up the design package.

In some cases, due to the nature of the products and specifications, API allows an applicant to exclude design and development activities in its quality management system. Casing, tubing, pipe and plate manufacturers, threaders, drilling mud producers, testing agencies, and gage manufacturers that follow the API specification with no deviation, may apply to exclude design development and control. Applicants manufacturing products to one of the other API specifications must be prepared to show the API auditor their design documents.

Are we required to be ISO 9001 registered or API Spec Q1 registered prior to applying to the API Monogram Program?

No. Although registration to these quality management system standards brings you closer to meeting the API Monogram’s quality management system requirements, registration is not required. API Monogram Licensees must have a management system manual that is compliant with API Spec Q1, but API Spec Q1 Registration is not required.

Renew API Monogram Licenses

If your API Monogram License(s) are due to expire within the next 9 months and you have not submitted a renewal application, please login your myCerts account and follow the link on your dashboard that says Start Renewal Application Process.

Once your application has been submitted and accepted by API, your facility an auditor will be assigned to your facility

Renew APIQR Registrations

If your APIQR certificate(s) of registration are due to expire within the next 9 months and you have not submitted a renewal application, please login your myCerts account and follow the link on your dashboard that says Start Renewal Application Process.

How to Add or Remove a Product From an Existing Monogram License

Submit your request to certification@api.org.

Your request needs to include:

  • Your facility information and facility identification number
  • What licenses you would like to amend. Please include a Licensing Information Form that reflects your desired product changes.

If you are adding products to your license, please indicate whether or not you would like to have a separate change audit to add these products, or if you would like to have your capability reviewed at your next regularly scheduled audit.

API does not charge to add products to an existing license. However, if API determines that an audit will be necessary to add the product to your license, your organization will be responsible for any auditing costs.

How to Apply for an Alternative API Monogram Marking Agreement

If you are applying for an Alternative API Monogram Marking Agreement as part of a new license application, you can complete the application online through myCerts.

As an existing facility, If you would like to apply for an Alternative API Monogram Marking Agreement, please read and complete the Alternative Marking Program Requirements and License Agreement and submit to certification@api.org.

For more information as to whether or not an Alternative API Monogram Marking Agreement is applicable to your organization, please contact your Worldwide Representative.

How to Change the Name of your Facility

In order for API to process your request for a name change:

  1. Download and complete the API Certification Programs Application Form
  2. Download and complete the API Monogram Licensing Requirements if you have a Monogram License
  3. Download and complete the APIQR Registration Program Requirements if you have an APIQR Quality Registration
  4. If you are changing the name of your facility, please include a copy of your business license or other certified document that reflects the official name of your organization as registered with your government. If your business license is not in English, please provide the English translation so that we can review the document.  Please include the answers to the following questions along with your correspondence:
    • What is the reason for the name change? Is this a change in ownership?
    • What is the effective date of the name change?
  5. Submit completed correspondence to certification@api.org.

Please note that all certifications are non-transferable.

How to Change the Location of your Facility

In order for API to process your request for a location change:

  1. Download and complete the API Certification Programs Application Form
  2. Download and complete the API Monogram Licensing Requirements if you have a Monogram License
  3. Download and complete the APIQR Registration Program Requirements if you have an APIQR Quality Registration
  4. If you are changing the location of your facility, please include the answers to the following questions along with your correspondence:
    • What is the effective date of the location change?
    • What is the distance from the old facility location to the new facility location?
    • What is the approximate percentage of employees transferring to the new facility?
    • Will the same Quality Management System be used at the new facility?
  5. Submit completed correspondence to certification@api.org.

Please note that all certifications are non-transferable.

You must complete an API Licensing Information Form for the API Monogram License you wish to obtain or maintain. Below is a comprehensive list of all API Monogram Licenses and their associated products. If unclear or if you require additional information on the scope of any of these licenses, please contact API.

The Specification Number is a link to the specific Licensing Information Form.

API Spec 2B Structural Steel Pipe – Steel Pipe

API Spec 2C Offshore Cranes – Offshore Cranes

API Spec 2F Mooring Chain - Flash Welded Chain; Forged Connecting Links

API Spec 2H Carbon Manganese Steel Plate for Offshore Platform Tubular Joints – Grade 42 Steel Plate; Grade 50 Steel Plate

API Spec 2MT1 As-Rolled Carbon Manganese Steel Plate with Improved Toughness for Offshore Structures – Steel Plate, Grade 2MT1

API Spec 2MT2 Rolled Shapes with Improved Notch Toughness - Steel Rolled Shapes

API Spec 2W Steel Plates for Offshore Structures Produced by Thermo-Mechanical Control Processing (TMCP) – Grade 50 Steel Plate; Grade 60 Steel Plate

API Spec 2Y Steel Plates, Quenched-and-Tempered, for Offshore Structures – Grade 50 Steel Plate; Grade 60 Steel Plate

API Spec 4F Drilling and Well Servicing Structures – Derricks; Masts; Crown Block Assemblies; Substructures; at PSL 1 and / or 2

API Spec 5B Threading, Gauging, and Thread Inspection of Casing, Tubing and Line Pipe Threads – Thread Gauges

API Spec 5CRA Corrosion Resistant Alloy Seamless Tubes for Use as Casing, Tubing and Coupling Stock - Manufacturer of Casing, Tubing or Coupling Stock at PSL 1; Manufacturer of Casing, Tubing or Coupling Stock at PSL 2, at Groups 1, 2, 3 and / or 4

API Spec 5CT Casing and Tubing – Manufacturer of Casing or Tubing Plain End; Manufacturer of Casing or Tubing Threaded and Coupled; Manufacturer of Casing or Tubing Pup Joints; Manufacturer of Casing or Tubing Couplings; Manufacturer of Accessories; Processor of Casing or Tubing Plain End; Processor of Casing or Tubing Threaded and Coupled; Threader, at Groups 1, 2, 3 and / or 4

API Spec 5DP Drill Pipe - Drill Pipe Body; Tool Joints; Drill Pipe (Assembly)

API Spec 5L Line Pipe – Manufacturer of Line Pipe - Plain End at PSL 1; Manufacturer of Line Pipe - Plain End at PSL 2; Manufacturer of Line Pipe - Threaded and Coupled; Manufacturer of Line Pipe Couplings; Processor of Line Pipe - Plain End at PSL 1; Processor of Line Pipe - Plain End at PSL 2; Processor of Line Pipe - Threaded and Coupled; Threader

API Spec 5LC CRA Line Pipe – Manufacturer of Alloy Pipe; Processor of Alloy Pipe

API Spec 5LCP Coiled Line Pipe – Coiled Line Pipe

API Spec 5LD CRA Clad or Lined Steel Pipe – Manufacturer of Clad Steel Pipe; Manufacturer of Lined Steel Pipe; Processor of Clad Steel Pipe; Processor of Lined Steel Pipe.

API Spec 5ST Coiled Tubing - Manufacturer of Coiled Tubing

API Spec 6A Wellhead and Christmas Tree Equipment – Manufacturer of: Casing and Tubing Heads; Cross-Over Connectors; Tubing Head Adapters; Top Connectors; Tees and Crosses; Fluid-Sampling Devices; Adapter and Spacer Spools; Casing and Tubing Hangers; Valves; Chokes; Surface and Underwater Safety Valves; Surface and Underwater Safety Valve Actuators; Back Pressure Valves; Flanged Connectors; Threaded Connectors; Other End Connectors; Bullplugs; Valve Removal Plugs; Actuators; Ring Joint Gaskets at PSL 1 through 4

API Spec 6AV1 Verification Test of Wellhead Surface Safety Valves and Underwater Safety Valves for Offshore Use – Testing Agency

API Spec 6D Pipeline Valves (Steel Gate, Plug, Ball, and Check Valves) – Gate Valves; Plug Valves; Ball Valves; Check Valves

API Spec 6DSS Subsea Pipeline Valves - Subsea Gate Valves; Subsea Plug Valves; Subsea Ball Valves; Subsea Check Valves

API Spec 7-1 Rotary Drilling Equipment - Kelly Valves; Kellys; Drill Stem Subs; Drill Collars; Heavy Weight Drill Pipe; Roller Bits; Blade Drag Bits; Diamond Bits; PDC Bits; Threading for Rotary Shouldered Connections; Stabilizers

API Spec 7-2 Threading and Gauging of Rotary Shouldered Thread Connections - Rotary Shouldered Connection Gauges

API Spec 7F Oil Field Chain and Sprockets – Roller Chain

API Spec 7K Drilling Equipment – Rotary Tables, Kelly Bushings, Master Bushings, Rotary Slips, Rotary Hoses, Piston Mud Pump Components, Drawworks Components, Spiders Not Capable of Use as Elevators, Manual Tongs, Safety Clamps Not used as Hoisting Devices, Power Tongs, Pressure Relieving Devices for High-Pressure Drilling Fluid Circulating Systems, Snub-Lines for Manual and Power Tongs

API Spec 7NRV Drill String Non-return Valves - Drill String Non Return Valves, Non Return Valve Subs, Non Return Valve Landing Nipples, Non Return Valve Equalizing Heads

API Spec 8C Drilling and Production Hoisting Equipment – Hoisting Sheaves, Traveling Blocks and Hook Blocks; Block-to-Hook Adapters, Connectors and Link Adapters, Drilling Hooks, Tubing and Sucker Rod Hooks; Elevator Links, Casing, Tubing and Drill Pipe Elevators, Sucker Rod Elevators; Rotary Swivel Bail Adapters, Rotary Swivels; Power Swivels, Power Subs; Spiders (if capable of being used as elevators), Wireline Anchors; Drill-String Motion Compensators; Kelly Spinners (if capable of being used as hoisting equipment); Pressure Vessels and Piping Mounted onto Hoisting Equipment; Safety Clamps (if capable of being used as hoisting equipment); Guide Dollies for Traveling Equipment at PSL 1 and 2

API Spec 9A Wire Rope – Bright or Drawn-Galvanized Wire Rope; Mooring Wire Rope; Torpedo Lines; Well-Measuring Wire; Well-Measuring Strand; Wire Guy Strand; Structural Rope and Strand

API Spec 10A Well Cements – API Well Cement Class A, Type [O]; Class B, Type [MSR, HSR]; Class C, Type [O, MSR, HSR]; Class D, Type [MSR, HSR]; Class G, Type [MSR, HSR]; Class H, Type [MSR, HSR]

API Spec 10D Bow-Spring Casing Centralizers – Casing Centralizers

API Spec 11AX Subsurface Sucker Rods, Pumps and Fittings – Pump and Pump Parts; Pump Parts without Tubing or Sucker Rod Threads; Seating Cups

API Spec 11B Sucker Rods – Steel Sucker Rods; FRP Sucker Rods; Couplings, Subcouplings and Polished Rod Connections; Polished Rods; Polished Rod Clamps; Stuffing Box and Pumping Tees; Sinker Bars; Threads; Thread Gages

API Spec 11D1 Downhole Equipment - Packers; Bridge Plugs

API Spec 11E Pumping Units – Pumping Unit Structure; Pumping Unit Gear Reducer

API Spec 12B Bolted Tanks for Storage of Production Liquids – Storage Tanks

API Spec 12D Field Welded Tanks for Storage of Production Liquids – Storage Tanks

API Spec 12F Shop Welded Tanks for Storage and Production Liquids – Storage Tanks

API Spec 12J Oil and Gas Separators – Separators

API Spec 12K Indirect Type Oilfield Heaters – Heaters; Shells; Coils

API Spec 12L Vertical and Horizontal Emulsion Treaters – Treaters

API Spec 12P Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic Tanks – FRP Tanks

API Spec 13A Oil-Well Drilling-Fluid Materials – Barite; Barite 4,1 Hematite; Bentonite; Nontreated Bentonite; Attapulgite; Sepiolite; CMC-LVT; CMC-HVT; Starch; OCMA Grade Bentonite; PAC-LV; PAC-HV; Drilling-Grade Xanthan Gum

API Spec 14A Subsurface Safety Valve Equipment – Subsurface Safety Valves; Testing Agency

API Spec 14L Lock Mandrels and Landing Nipples - Lock Mandrels; Landing Nipples

API Spec 15HR High Pressure Fiberglass Line Pipe – Line Pipe; Couplings; Fittings; Flanges; Reducers and Adapters

API Spec 15LE Polyethylene Line Pipe (PE) – (PE) Line Pipe

API Spec 15LR Low Pressure Fiberglass Line Pipe – CC Line Pipe; FW Line Pipe

API Spec 16A Drill Through Equipment - Ram BOP; Ram Blocks, Packers, and/or Top Seals; Annular BOP; Annular Packing Units; Hydraulic Connectors; Drilling Spools; Adapters; Loose Connections; Clamps

API Spec 16C Articulated Choke & Kill Lines; Choke and Kill Manifold Buffer Chamber; Drilling Choke Actuators; Drilling Choke Controls; Drilling Chokes; Rigid Choke and Kill Lines; Flexible Choke and Kill Lines at FSL 0, FSL 1, FSL 2 and/or FSL 3

API Spec 16D Control Systems for Drilling Well Control Equipment – Control Systems for Surface Mounted BOP Stacks; Hydraulic Control Systems for Subsea BOP Stacks; Electro-Hydraulic/Multiplex Control Systems for Subsea BOP Stacks; Diverter Control Systems; Emergency Backup BOP Control Systems; Auxiliary Equipment Control Systems and Interfaces

API Spec 16F Marine Drilling Riser Equipment

API Spec 16RCD Drill through Equipment (Rotating Control Devices)

API Spec 16R Marine Drilling Riser Couplings – Marine Drilling Riser Couplings

API Spec 17D Subsea Wellhead and Christmas Tree Equipment – Subsea Tree Equipment, Subsea Wellhead Equipment, Mudline Suspension System Equipment, Other Equipment at PSL 2, 3, 3G

API Spec 17E Subsea Production Control Umbilicals – Hose Umbilicals; Electrical Umbilicals; Electro-Hydraulic Umbilicals

API Spec 17J Unbonded Flexible Pipe – Unbonded Flexible Pipe

API Spec 17K Bonded Flexible Pipe - Bonded Flexible Pipe

API Spec 19G1 Side-pocket Mandrels

API Spec 19G2 Flow-control Devices for Side-pocket Mandrels

API Spec 19G3 Running Tools, Pulling Tools, and Kick-over Tools and Latches for Side-Pocket Mandrels

API Spec 19V Subsurface Barrier Valves - Type A, B, C, AA, BB and CC Barrier Valves; Barrier Valve Tools

API Spec 20A Carbon Steel, Alloy Steel, Stainless Steel, and Nickel Base Alloy Castings

API Spec 20B Open Die Shaped Forgings - Groups 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

API Spec 20C Closed Die Forgings 

API Spec 20E Alloy and Carbon Steel Bolting

API Spec 20F Corrosion Resistant Bolting

API Standard 547 General-Purpose Form-Wound Squirrel Cage Induction Motors - 250 Horsepower and Larger

API Standard 594 Check Valves

API Standard 599 Metal Plug Valves

API Standard 600 Bolted Bonnet Steel Gate Valves - Bolted Bonnet Steel Gate Valves

API Standard 602 Compact Steel Gate Valves, Globe Valves and Check Valves

API Standard 603 Corrosion-Resistant Bolted Bonnet Gate Valves

API Standard 608 Metal Ball Valves

API Standard 609 Butterfly Valves

API Standard 650 Welded Tanks for Oil Storage - Fabricated Steel Plates and Shop Built Tanks