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API Specification Q2 Fundamentals Training - Presented by Qualified Specialists, International


When: May 04, 2020 - May 06, 2020

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.  API Spec. Q2 was developed to address quality management systems for the service supply organizations for the upstream petroleum and natural gas industries. This three-day training course frames the management system requirements in a managerial and business prospective and will provide you with a working understanding of the document's requirements.

Course Highlights:

You will be given insight as to the drivers behind Q2'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 Q2 requirements and interpretations.

This course is ideal for both newcomers and those already familiar with similar management system documents, such as API Spec Q1 and ISO 9001:2008. Course topics primarily include sections: (4) Quality Management System Requirements; (5) Service Execution; and (6) Quality Management System Monitoring, Measurement, Analysis and Improvement. Particular key areas of study include the following:

  • Q2's layout and terminology / definitions / abbreviations, as well as their application
  • Normative references  
  • The "process approach" to quality management
  • Quality objectives
  • Management responsibility
  • Competency requirements
  • Control of documents
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Service design
  • Contingency planning
  • Calibration, accuracy vs. minimum test pressures
  • Management of change (MOC)
  • Customer satisfaction process
  • Internal audits
  • Corrective action and root cause analysis

Who Should Attend:

  • Applicants for APIQR Q2 Registration
  • Quality System Auditors
  • Quality Assurance Personnel and Management Representatives
  • Well-site service providers
  • Personnel involved in Supplier Evaluation Activities
  • Oil Company Personnel involved with Specifying Equipment Requirements

About the Instructors:

Bud Weightman is an international consultant involved with management and technical systems for over 30 years. As President of QSI, Bud is involved with industry committees responsible for: revision of API Spec. Q1; creation of API Spec. Q2; the API Task Group for welding; harmonization of API product spec. requirements; and lead auditor for the accreditation of SEMS Audit Providers through the Center for Offshore Safety. Bud’s experience includes working with various ISO management systems, and with industry-specific certification schemes such as API Q1/Q2, AS9100, and ASME systems.

Dana Harrisis 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.