Certified Pipeline Integrity Professional (CPIP)

Pipeline Integrity Management (PIM) is a comprehensive approach to comprehending and operating pipelines safely and reliably from beginning to end. PIM programs are management systems for pipeline owner-operators that consider all phases of the pipeline life cycle, including conception, engineering and design, construction, operation, inspection, and, if necessary, repair/replacement.

At the conclusion of this course, inspectors of pipeline integrity will be able to implement the best methods for managing data gathered from various inspection techniques and modeling potential failures. In addition, participants will learn how to maximize their inspection and maintenance resources in order to develop a comprehensive integrity management program for pipelines and associated facilities.

The components of a program are described in detail, along with examples of typical program content, as well as an overview of where comprehensive risk analysis and defect assessment are conducted. This extremely involved course is comprised of lectures, seminars, and case studies.

Certification Program Objectives: 

  • By constructing a sophisticated pipeline integrity management system, demonstrate how pipeline hazards can be identified, comprehended, and managed to keep them to a minimum and achieve pipeline integrity.
  • Describe the measures that must be taken to assure the pipelines’ long-term integrity.
  • To investigate the advantages and requirements of extending one’s existence and altering one’s responsibilities.
  • Learn about the system’s components, from the fundamental integrity management process to the supporting elements.
  • Understand integrity management from a life cycle perspective.

Certifying Examination:

  • To be certified as CPIP, student should take up a 1.5 hours exam at the designated examination centers.
  • The qualifying exam would consist of 50 multiple choice questions, testing core certification modules.
  • Professionals with relevant experience and other qualifying criteria may be exempted from the examination.

Materials Provided:

  • Presentation slides
  • Study references


Upon successful completion of the CPIP training, participants will receive a “Certified Pipeline Integrity Professional ” certificate.

Who Should Attend:

  • Engineers specializing in pipeline condition assessment and inspection planning, as well as management and engineers analyzing pipeline operations.
    Included are HSE engineers and administrators, graduate engineers, and individuals engaged in asset and pipeline projects, life extension, and maintenance.

Course Outline:

  • Overview and introduction to PIMS
  • PIMS Policy
  • PIMS Organization
  • PIMS Planning and Implementation
  • Measuring PIMS Performance
  • Reviewing PIMS Performance and Auditing
  • The demand on pipelines and oil and gas assets infrastructure
  • HSE, security and regulatory considerations, codes and standards
  • Understanding the relevancy and importance of asset integrity
  • Asset failure – failure statistics and consequences of failure
  • Integrity threats and hazards – system failures, consequences and safeguarding assets
  • Defining Integrity –‘managing the risk of functional failure’
  • Integrity management as a component part of the organisation and duty of care
  • Emergency response, incident investigation and reporting, integrity reviews and audit
  • Putting theory into practice – practical integrity management – setting up AIMS / PIMS
  • The need for Inspection, Maintenance and Repair
  • Effective Pipelines Management
  • Pipelines, structural and subsea management / chemicals management