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API Specification Q1 9th Ed. Fundamentals Training- Presented by Qualified Specialists, International


When: December 09, 2019 - December 11, 2019

Where: Houston, TX

Presented by Qualified Specialists, International

The landscape of our changing work environment is facilitating the need to improve the way the industry approaches the management of quality.  The API Spec. Q1, 9th Edition Training Course is a 2.5 day course that frames the management system requirements in a managerial and business prospective and will provide you with a working understanding of the 9th Edition requirements. 

Course Highlights:

You will be given insight as to the drivers behind Q1’s importance and its value in the Oil & Natural Gas Industry. Using practical examples and hands-on application, this course is designed to progressively give you introductory to advanced knowledge of Q1’s requirements and interpretations, which includes the requirements of ISO 9001:2008.

This course is ideal for both newcomers and those already familiar with working under Spec. Q1 requirements. Course topics primarily include sections: (4) Quality Management System Requirements; (5) Product Realization; and (6) Quality Management System Monitoring, Measurement, Analysis and Improvement. Particular key areas of study include the following: 

  • An introduction on the API and overview of the API Monogram Program
  • Catalysts necessitating changes to the 9th Edition
  • Q1's layout and terminology / definitions / abbreviations, as well as their application
  • Normative references
  • Product specifications
  • The "process approach" to quality management
  • Quality objectives
  • Management responsibility
  • Competency requirements
  • Control of documents
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Design input
  • Contingency planning
  • Calibration, accuracy vs. minimum test pressures
  • Management of change (MOC)
  • Customer satisfaction process
  • Internal audits
  • Corrective action and root cause analysis
  • Annex A

Who Should Attend:

  • API Monogram Licensees and Applicants
  • Quality System Auditors
  • Quality Assurance Personnel and Management Representatives
  • Manufacturers of Oilfield Equipment
  • Personnel involved in Supplier Evaluation Activities
  • Oil Company Personnel involved with Specifying Equipment Requirements

About the Instructors:

Joe Wiltz has 40 years in the domestic and international Oil & Gas Industry; 25 years working with the design, implementation, and auditing of quality management systems; and 20 years of experience as a technical trainer, which includes course development. His certifications include Exemplar Global QMS Lead Auditor, Exemplar Global Skill Examiner, and one of the select few Authorized American Petroleum Institute Lead Auditors under the API Monogram Program.

Dana Harris is certified by ASQ, as a CQA, and by Exemplar global, as a Principal Auditor and Certified Management System Lead Specialist. Dana is currently a Senior Auditor, and has spent the last 10 years implementing quality management systems according to API Spec Q1 and API product specifications.

For More Information:

For lodging suggestions, general training inquiries, and onsite (private) training at a discounted rate, contact Leah Burnette at or call (281) 444-4950, ext. 152. You may also visit for additional information.