API-U Q1 Fundamentals

API-U Q1 Fundamentals Training Course


Created by the American Petroleum Institute (API), the 2.5-Day API Q1 Fundamentals course, teaches the stringent requirements of the API Specification Q1, 9th Edition: Specification for Quality Management System Requirements for Manufacturing Organizations for the Petroleum and Natural Gas Industry.

This course offers an in-depth look at the API Q1 standard, clause by clause, providing interpretation from API’s perspective, and focusing on each of the detailed requirements for documentation, implementation and record keeping.

Using “Think About It’s”, practical activities, and group workshops, this course helps attendees develop a hands-on understanding that will facilitate the successful implementation of a best in class Quality Management System certified to API Q1.

This course, accredited by IACET, was created by the American Petroleum Institute (API) and is distributed solely by authorized training providers such as Mireaux Management Solutions, under royalty contract agreement with .API. Find Mireaux on APl’s official website.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the course, participants should have the knowledge and understanding of the following:

  • The background and objectives of the API Specification Q1
  • Each of the API Q1 clause requirements
  • The API Q1 certification process
Mireaux's 3-day API Q1 Fundamentals Training Course, Houston, TX (API-U)

This class can be delivered via:

  • Public Training at our Training Center in Houston, TX
  • Live Stream
  • On-site at your facility

The duration of this course is three days, as follows:

  • Day 1              8:30 AM to 4:30 PM CST
  • Day 2              8:30 AM to 4:30 PM CST
  • Day 3              8:30 AM to 12:30 PM CST

This course has a practical examination, completed and graded at various stages throughout the duration of the class.

A Certificate of Completion is provided to all participants at the end of the class.

The API Q1 Fundamentals training course does not have any prerequisite courses.

For individuals with little or no previous knowledge of API Ql or Quality Management Systems who would like to maximize their knowledge, we recommend Mireaux’s Fundamentals of Document Control class as a preamble and introduction to management systems, followed by an ISO 9001:2015 course (Implementation or Internal Auditor).

Students receive comprehensive course manuals with reference materials, including:

  • Workbook with presentation slides
  • Appendices book with training copy of the API specification Ql, Cases, and Workshops

The topics in this course include:

  • Importance of API
  • Overview and Exclusions
  • Clause 4: Quality Management Systems Requirements
  • Clause 5: Product Realization
  • Clause 6: Quality Management System Monitoring and Measurement


Project Description: API-U Q1 Practitioner Training Course

“My team and I finished the first hybrid Practitioner Training (half of the team at Mireaux and half on TEAMS) last week. Besides the warm hospitality and great cooperation of the Mireaux team in arranging this session, the course itself was more than expected in terms of details and knowledge and was presented clearly and comprehensively by our instructor.” Read More

Nimrod Z.,
GOLAN Plastic Products, LTD

GOLAN Plastic Products, LTD API-U Q1 Practitioner Training Course September 7, 2022

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Project Description: Auditing and Training Services for API Q1 certification

I am writing to recommend the service of Mireaux Management Solutions represented by Miriam Boudreaux. Mireaux had been working with Lonestar Energy Fabrication for the past 10 years helping us prepare for our API Q1 compliance each year. Their knowledge and attention to detail have aided in keeping our company on track during our years of service. They have also provided excellent training services for our quality and management personal.

I feel confident in recommending Mireaux Management Solutions services for any API auditing services you may need.

They are not only thorough but also easy to work with and always willing to take the time to discuss my concerns and respond to questions.

M. Salinas,
LoneStar Energy Fabrication

Auditing and Training Services for API Q1 certification February 8, 2022

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Project Description: Consulting, Auditing, and Web QMS for API Q1 and API 11B certification

“I feel that I am a bit overdue in sending this letter to you to relay my feelings of our experience to date with Mireaux Management Solutions. Since the beginning, Mireaux’s engagement with US Rod has been exemplary. Mireaux’s consulting support for the creation of an API Q1 QMS and API 11B program, and associated audit preparation was
performed in a time frame that we at first did not think possible, since our own internal resources had tried fruitlessly to do it themselves over a longer period of time prior to Mireaux’s engagement. Your consultants were extremely professional in all their engagements with US Rod, both onsite, and remotely during the pandemic travel restrictions. We appreciated how your team seamlessly integrated into our team, and how smoothly communication and idea flow occurred. Mireaux’s approach to using a different internal auditor team during our pre-API audit preparation was also a brilliant idea and we appreciated that you use this not only to put a different set of eyes on our QMS but also to overcheck your own consultants.

You will recall that we had a very successful API audit with only a few minor findings. Mireaux’s support in crafting strong responses to those findings was very helpful, and we believe helped to cause API’s acceptance of our responses on the first submittal. US Rod continues to use Mireaux’s Web QMS software platform, and we have been extremely grateful for the prompt and professional support from your software team whenever we have needed assistance or have made requests for customization to our software portal.

US Rod is very grateful to have found such a strong and trusted business partner to assist in our QMS activities. As we continue to grow in our industry segment, we will look to expand our existing system to incorporate EMS and possibly lab certifications. We will certainly come to Mireaux first when those needs materialize. Thank you again!”

M. Chapman,
US Rod Manufacturing, LLC

US Rod Manufacturing, LLC Consulting, Auditing, and Web QMS for API Q1 and API 11B certification February 8, 2022

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Northwest Pipe Company

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Paul [Instructor] made sure to answer any questions I had, along with taking the time to review things that needed extra clarification. He went above and beyond to explain other related questions. Starting with no previous knowledge of API standards, this course was extremely helpful. It is relevant to my job and the material will be a great starting point for me. Paul was an awesome instructor. He made sure all of my questions were answered in a way I could understand. Not enough space to write down how great he did! This was a virtual course. Everything went smoothly with the zoom meeting with few interruptions. Paul made the material easy to understand and used real life experiences to help explain the material. He made sure to answer every question I had and kept the material interesting. If I needed just a little more time on certain subjects, he made sure I got it. He took the time to make sure I understood everything. I appreciate his real-life examples that pertained to the course material we were reviewing. As I have no previous API knowledge, I was nervous to not understanding the information that I would be learning during this course, but Paul made it easy to understand and relatable. By far one of the best instructors I have had. I appreciate his time and efforts in teaching me!


Amanda B.
Northwest Pipe Company

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LB Foster Threaded Products

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Paul made the course fun & interesting.

Scott A.
LB Foster Threaded Products

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