API 653 Certification Examination

This material is to help prepare you for the API 653 Certification Examination. Your degree of proficiency in this material will be tested throughout the course.

The below listed references are indicated as the source of the answers next to each question. To best prepare for the course and the examination, you should strive to memorize these questions and answers.


  • API 650 Welded Steel Tanks for Oil Storage
  • API 651 Cathodic Protection of Aboveground Petroleum Storage Tanks
  • API 652 Lining of Aboveground Petroleum Storage Tank Bottoms
  • API 653 Tank Inspection, Repair, Alteration and Reconstruction
  • API 2015 Preparing Tank Bottoms for Hot Work
  • Section V ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code
  • Nondestructive Examination
  • Section IX ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code
  • Brazing and Welding Qualifications.