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API Q1 and API 6D Workshop - Presented by Aston Technical Consulting Services LLC


When: August 15, 2022 - August 16, 2022

Where: Virtual Live Training (Central Standard Time)

Registration fee (per attendee): $1,295

Course Summary:

This two (2) day workshop will provide an overview of the requirements, timeline and the potential costs associated with obtaining an API Q1 certification and API 6D monogram license. Day 1 focuses on API Q1 quality management system requirements. Discussion items will include Management responsibilities, risk management, customer focus, design and development, supply chain management and management of change (MOC). Case studies are included to provide realistic examples of the materials presented. Day 2 concentrates on API 6D monogram license requirements. Primary topics include material specifications, design package development, manufacturing processes, testing, inspection, validation requirements and API product monogram marking requirements. This workshop is suitable for management and others responsible for guiding their company through the API Q1 certification and API 6D monogram license process.

About the Instructor:

Bill Aston has more than 50 years of experience in the oil and gas industry as a quality professional. His past experiences include assisting companies in developing API and ISO quality management systems, training and development of QMS auditors, welding inspectors, and NDE personnel to obtain certifications. As a consultant, Bill has helped companies establish procedures and programs to manage risk, contingency planning, supplier quality, QMS, process, product, and design package audits. Since 2004, Bill has provided support services to organizations seeking API Q1 certification and various API product monogram licenses. Bill's credentials as a trainer include API-U Approved Trainer, Exemplar Global Recognized Training Provider, and PECB Certified Trainer. Bill also maintains current certifications as an Exemplar Global Master Auditor, PECB Lead Auditor, and ASQ Certified Quality Auditor. As a quality professional, he has extensive knowledge of all phases of QA/QC, Risk management, the mechanical inspection of process and rotating equipment, process piping and onshore and offshore pipelines, pressure vessels, welding inspection, and NDE. Bill is a voting member of the API Quality Subcommittee 18, API Supply Chain Management Subcommittee 20, and US TAG to ISO TC 176.

All Course Inquiries Please Contact:

Email: or call (936) 653-5257.

Course Highlights:

  • Management responsibilities
  • Risk management
  • Customer focus
  • Design and development
  • Supply chain management
  • Management of change (MOC)
  • Material specifications
  • Design package development
  • Manufacturing processes
  • Testing
  • Inspection
  • Validation requirements
  • API product monogram marking requirements

Learning Outcomes:

  • You will become familiar with API Q1 certification and API 6D product monogram license requirements.
  • You will be able to explain the API Q1 certification and product monogram license process.
  • You will able to identify the resources, and to effectively estimate a timeline and related costs for establishing, implementing and maintaining an API Q1 certification and product monogram license.
  • You will learn about eligibility requirements that must be met for an API 6D product monogram license.

Who Should Attend:

Top management, Engineers, QA/QC Managers, Supervisory staff or others responsible for obtaining API Q1/API 6D product license.

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