Course Content


  • There are 12 modules in the course, each consisting of a PowerPoint review presentation and a four-item quiz.
  • You must answer at least three of the quiz questions correctly before you can move on to the next module.
  • Modules must be taken in order, no skipping back and forth.
  • At the end of the course, you will take a 40-question examination.

Recertification Requirements


  • This certification is only for those with a valid and current API 653 certificate.
  • You must provide your API 653 certification ID and expiration date in order to proceed.
  • Invalid or expired API 653 certificates will not be awarded SP001 Adjunct Certification and will not be refunded.
  • You must pass the 40-question exam with a score of at least 80% to qualify for certification. If you do not pass, you must then attend a 5-day course to get recertified.
  • This recertification expires in five (5) years.

Prepare for the Course


Study the materials listed below are not included in the $500 fee. While the online course highlights important points, the 40 test questions include additional items from these documents.

(Co-workers may share study materials but must complete the Online Certification Course individually.)

Payment and Access


  1. If you do not have an account, please create an account.
  2. Once logged in, purchase the SP001 Adjunct Certification for API 653 Inspectors
  3. Provide your API 653 Certification ID and expiration date.
  4. You will receive an email containing a link to begin the exam.
  5. Once you are ready to begin the exam, click the link you received and log in.
  6. The exam must be completed within 48-hours (including a retake, if necessary) after it is started.