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API’s Training Program, API-U, provides comprehensive training on API Standards and Recommended Practices. Through instructor-led and multi-platform eLearning, API-U is reaching industry professionals across the globe.

Get Training

With the accelerating changes in the energy industry, and the need to address upcoming workforce challenges, it is important to have a trusted source for your industry training needs. Making sure you meet your training needs in a creative, systematic, and cost-effective way is easy to accomplish with API-U.

API-U is dedicated to providing excellence in petroleum industry training. Because API has access to the largest pool of subject experts in the industry, our programs are taught by the best trainers who utilize today's innovative methods. The practical knowledge gained from API-U training enables participants to maintain professional competency and meet the ever-changing statutory requirements, as well as networking opportunities with your peers.


Attend one of our instructor led classes designed to help you get more out of API Standards. View the API-U calendar and search a course by topic, country or training provider.


API eLearning courses are the perfect way to continue your professional development on your own schedule. Choose from over 100 courses in mechanical maintenance, electrical maintenance, instrumentation and control and safety.

Executive Education

Through SMU’s Cox School of Business, API-U offers executive education that blends cutting-edge academics with real-world scenarios, shaped to your individual needs. Now working professionals can enhance their skills and build their knowledge, ready to apply their newfound ideas and abilities to tough business challenges.

Become a Trainer

There is more than one way to become an API-U Approved Training Provider. Learn how to participate in API’s Training Program and download an API-U Training Provider Application today.

Find Trainers

Find an API-U Approved Trainer by topic, country or geographical region.


API-U offers instructor led training across the globe. View our Frequently Asked Questions.

API WorkSafe

With web-based safety training for E&P onshore operators, Crude Oil by Rail operators, Class A, B and C operators, and service station contractors, API WorkSafe™ proves that when we all work together to improve safety, everybody works safe.

API eMaintenance

API eMaintenance™ is an online maintenance management solution that allows you to log, take action, track and report on all your maintenance requests.