INTRODUCTION AND SCOPE
This Recommended Practice provides guidelines for the qualification of personnel engaged in installing, inspecting, testing, and routinely maintaining surface and subsurface devices that are used to insure safety and to prevent pollution during the production of oil and gas on offshore platforms. These guidelines provide expected candidate performance levels, instructional content and recommendations for testing. A certificate is issued to the candidate upon successful completion of the testing phase.
The value of work experience is recognized by dividing the guidelines into instructional and testing phases. Any candidate who has the experience prerequisites may complete only the testing phase. If a candidate demonstrates proficiency in all classes of safety devices, a certificate is issued identical to those issued to candidates who first take the instructional phase and then pass the testing phase.
This Recommended Practice (RP) complements API RP 14B, API RP 14C and API RP 14H as well as other API Specifications.