How to Earn Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Hours Through Inspectioneering

By Josh Means, Business Development Manager at Inspectioneering. July 7, 2023

The American Petroleum Institute (API) recently implemented new recertification requirements for its Individual Certification Programs (ICPs), including API 510, 570, and 653. These changes now require certificate holders to obtain Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours to renew their certifications. The number of CPD hours required varies based on the recertifying year.

Table 1. Phased Implementation Plan [1]
Recertifying Year Number of CPD Hours Required
2023 Recertifying candidates must submit 8 CPD hours completed within the last 3 years.
2024 Recertifying candidates must submit 16 CPD hours completed within the last 3 years.
2025 Recertifying candidates must submit 24 CPD hours completed within the last 3 years.

To assist professionals in obtaining CPD hours, Inspectioneering has worked closely with API to identify several pathways. In this article, we will outline three opportunities for earning CPD hours through Inspectioneering. For additional opportunities to earn CPD hours outside of Inspectioneering, please visit

1. Publish an Article

Publishing your technical article in Inspectioneering Journal offers a multitude of benefits. Not only can you earn up to 8 CPD hours for your research and writing efforts, but you also gain the opportunity to showcase your expertise to a global audience of like-minded professionals in the oil & gas, chemical, petrochemical, and related industries.

Inspectioneering's rigorous editorial review and editing process ensures that published articles meet high-quality standards. By adhering to our publishing guidelines and utilizing our provided resources in the link below, you can streamline your submission process. Also, as an author in Inspectioneering Journal, you can enjoy additional benefits, including complimentary print copies of your issue, a custom PDF of your article to share with your colleagues, and recognition in the Author Archive on our website.

To learn more about Inspectioneering's publishing opportunities and gain detailed insights into our editorial processes, click here.

2. Attend Inspectioneering Webinars

Inspectioneering frequently hosts CPD-eligible webinars, each granting 1 CPD hour. These webinars leverage our extensive network of subject matter experts, ensuring that they deliver valuable and informative content.

For those unable to attend the webinars live, we offer certificates of attendance for on-demand webinars—each granting 1 CPD hour—based on the subscription/user type. Please note that the number of CPD-eligible, on-demand webinars will vary based on the current date. Click here to view the available on-demand webinars.

Figure 1. Labeling of CPD-eligible, on-demand webinars on
Figure 1. Labeling of CPD-eligible, on-demand webinars on

Company and Enterprise Memberships

Company and enterprise memberships are company-wide subscriptions provided to you by your organization. In addition to your entire organization receiving full access to, company and enterprise users can receive completion certificates for on-demand webinars over the past 12 months.

To check if your company has a company or enterprise membership or to learn more about setting one up, click here.

Individual Subscribers

Individual subscriptions are personal subscriptions purchased by you. Individual subscribers enjoy full access to Inspectioneering and can receive completion certificates for on-demand webinars from the past 6 months.

Click here to view Inspectioneering’s individual subscription options.

Free Account Users

Individuals who register for a free online account receive limited access to and can receive completion certificates for on-demand webinars from the past 3 months.

Click here to register for a free Inspectioneering account. 

Table 2. Summary of CPD-Eligible On-Demand Webinars by User Type
Type Number of CPD-Eligible, On-Demand Webinars
Company or Enterprise User Eligible to receive certificates of completion from the past 12 months of on-demand webinars.
Individual Subscriber Eligible to receive certificates of completion from the past 6 months of on-demand webinars.
Free Account User Eligible to receive certificates of completion from the past 3 months of on-demand webinars.

3. Attend Inspectioneering Training Courses

Inspectioneering Training offers CPD-eligible online training courses for purchase. These self-paced courses are composed of structured modules, workshops, comprehension checks, and interactive elements to enhance the skills and knowledge of mechanical integrity and inspection professionals. Upon successfully completing a course, participants are awarded certificates, enabling them to earn CPD credits. Please note that the number of CPD credits varies depending on the specific course.

Click here to view the current slate of online courses.


We encourage professionals to take advantage of these opportunities and stay tuned for future CPD offerings from Inspectioneering. Your feedback is valuable to us, so please feel free to leave a comment below and share your thoughts and suggestions.


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