Advanced Training on Above Ground Tanks.

This course is on an Advanced level and is designed for those individuals wanting a comprehensive understanding of the codes and standards that are included in the API 653 Inspectors Certification Program. This course is not designed around becoming an API-653 inspector, it's better. We teach you the standards and do not focus on memorization
of questions that have appeared on past exams.

- "I recently took John's API 653 Advanced Training class and it was hands down one of the best instructed classes I have ever been to as an adult. I had AWS-CWI and API 653 training, but as good as those were, this was very professional and informative, and John kept it entertaining through the whole class time. It would have been nice if it was longer, but I totally understand why it wouldn't be very feasible to do it in a longer format."

- "Great training on API standards and recommended practices. John is an excellent instructor and the training material offers a comprehensive understanding of key API standards and recommended practices. John encourages class participation and we had some great discussions on various topics and real world tank issues during the training.

This was one of the key things that made the training different and worthwhile. This training is highly recommended for AST tank professionals and people who want to get a better understanding of AST's at their facilities/terminals.

-The class materials and training met my expectations and more. I felt a little bit like I was drinking from a fire hose of knowledge. It is good to have so much information to gather!"

- "A very, very good class to take prior to taking the 653 exam."


We just finished our July 2019 course with a full house and our next class is scheduled for Pittsburgh, PA, July 2020.

If you would like to discuss an additional or private class, please write us


Site to be announced to registrants after payment is received.

Class runs from 8:00 am until ~4:00 or 4:30 pm.

To download a summary of this course, please click on the link below.