Certified Risk Based Inspection Professional (CRBIP)

API 580 is a recommended practice developed by the American Petroleum Institute that provides guidance for establishing, implementing, and maintaining Risk-Based Inspection (RBI). It prioritizes safety and dependability through risk-based inspection.

In the oil and gas industry, AIBM’s API 580 – Risk-Based Inspection exam preparation training will define the principles and guidelines for implementing risk-based inspection methodology. This course includes, in addition to the knowledge required to pass the certification exam, advanced knowledge of defining, conceptualizing, and implementing RBI. Candidates must possess at least one of the following certifications: API 510, API 570, or API 653.

Certification Program Objectives: 

  • Identify and conceptualize risk-based inspection principles.
  • Understand and implement the fundamental API 580 RBI guidelines.
  • Plan, optimize, maintain, and execute successful RBI projects with efficiency.
  • Utilize quantitative and qualitative methodologies consistent with API 580.
  • Utilize RBI to implement cost-effective strategies.
  • Examine the standard approach to reliability.
  • Demonstrate the requisite knowledge and comprehension based on the API 580 book.
  • Identify and inspect degradation mechanisms and possible failures, and then implement solutions using RBI.
  • Develop the necessary skills to pass the API 580 exam.

Certifying Examination:

  • To be certified as CRBIP, 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 CRBIP training, participants will receive a “Certified Risk Based Inspection Professional” certificate.

Who Should Attend:

  • Personnel accountable for implementing risk-based inspection programs in-house or at the factory.
  • Managers, engineers, and surveyors implementing RBI in the oil and gas industry.
  • Engineers and inspectors serving in roles at process plants and pipelines.
  • Participating inspection engineers and technicians in the API-ICP examination for API RP 580.
  • It is anticipated that maintenance personnel, operations managers, and process specialists will make decisions regarding the continued operation of equipment.

Course Outline:

  • Introduction, what is RBI? Scope of RBI, Purpose, and Use of RBI.
  • General Definition of RBI, Risk, Relative Risk, and Absolute Risk.
  • Test and Risk Relationship.
  • Types of RBI Assessment.
  • Qualitative and quantitative approach.
  • RBI assessment planning, type selection.
  • Awareness of degradation mechanism.
  • Overview of qualitative analysis.
  • Probability category, subsequent categories.
  • Step-by-step method of qualitative analysis.
  • Understanding damage factors.
  • Identify probability, result, risk categories.
  • Creation, analysis, and conclusion of the risk matrix.
  • Overview of Qualitative Analysis and guiding principles.
  • Inflammatory Effect, Toxic effect, and Business suspension effect.
  • Estimating release rate and responding to Leakage.
  • Risk assessment, Risk-Weighted results.
  • RBI analyses and strategies.
  • Probability analysis, Result analysis, Risk management by RBI analysis.
  • Implementing inspection strategies using RBI results.
  • Inspection effectiveness.
  • Optimization of inspection method and frequency.
  • Risk mitigation and tracking.
  • Reassessment and update of RBI.
  • RBI implementation strategies in the oil and gas industry.
  • Quiz end feedback and end of the session.