API Q1 Internal Auditor Training



Course Overview

API Q1, 9th Edition, Specification for Quality Management System Requirements for Manufacturing Organizations for the Petroleum and Natural Gas Industry, establishes the minimum quality management system requirements for organizations that manufacture products or provide manufacturing-related processes under a product specification for use in the petroleum and natural gas industry.  API Specification Q1 describes the requirements for a Quality Management System (QMS) required to manufacture consistent and reliable API products.

This two-day course is designed for those individuals desiring to become internal or second party (i.e. vendor) auditors and other personnel responsible for their organization’s quality assurance department and its related activities. The course focuses on the application of the quality management principals in conducting an audit within the organization.

This course will help you to develop the skills needed to establish the audit criteria based on the elements of API Spec Q1 9th Edition and ISO 9001:2015. Additionally, the course will teach you how to assess and report on the conformance and effective implementation of established processes, which will contribute to the continual improvement of a Quality Management System based on API Specification Q1 and the new ISO 9001:2015 requirements.

At the end of the course, participants should have the knowledge and understanding of the following:

  • Plan and conduct an audit at a company providing products and/or services to the petroleum and natural gas industry with the focus on practical planning, audit execution, reporting and follow-up strategies
  • Learn effective auditing techniques with practical real life examples of their application
  • Examine the attributes of a good auditor with an emphasis on what is expected from an auditor
  • Recognize and document nonconformances
  • Develop corrective action documentation

The topics in this course include:

  • API Specifications and Certification Program
  • Overview of Quality and Quality Management Fundamentals
  • Overview of Quality Management Standards and Product Specs
  • Types and Purpose of Audits
  • Auditing Elements vs. Processes
  • Auditing Methods and Techniques
  • Attributes of a Management System Auditor
  • Auditor Competency and Qualification
  • Audit Planning, Execution and Reporting
  • Corrective Action and Follow-up
  • Practical, Hands-on in class Auditing Exercises
  • Training Material
  • Course Certificate
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • API Q1 Internal Auditors
  • Management Representatives
  • Directors
  • Senior Managers
  • Consultants
  • Technical Experts
  • Process Owners
  • Individuals involved in supplier evaluation
  • Prospective Auditors

AQTS reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule the course and to change the course instructors. In the event of course cancellation, AQTS will not be responsible for airfare penalties or other travel related expenses that you may incur.

  • If you need to cancel, we will refund your paid registration fee as noted below.
    • Requests for cancellations/transfers received at least 5 business days before the start of the course receive a full refund/transfer.
    • Requests received within 5 business days of the course start date will incur a $100 processing fee.
    • After the course starts, there are no refunds or transfers.
    • Registrants who fail to attend without advance notice are liable for the entire course fee.

If you cannot find a substitute, we can transfer your course fees to the same course in next offering.



A Certificate will be issued to attendees who participate in the entire course.


API Q1 Awareness training course and background in quality system auditing



  • Instructor led classroom training course.
  • Classroom based training allows high level of instructor student interaction.
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  • On-site training minimizes cost and ensures that the content is specific to your needs.
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Duration: 2 Days (16 hours)
Format: Online Interactive

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  • On-site training programs are the cost-effective way to train employees on your schedule.
  • On-site training minimizes cost and trainees get opportunity to have hands-on experience in operational environment of their own company
  • Course contents can be customized to your needs.
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