ASME Plant Inspector Level 2

For those wishing to progress from Level 1, or for experienced inspectors and engineers looking to expand their technical knowledge, the ASME Plant Inspector Level 2 training course provides an intensive but practical challenge.

This course progresses naturally from the level 1 content, albeit with greater technical complexity. It is aimed at stakeholders who are responsible for the planning, assessment, and management of static pressure equipment integrity.

The course is designed to cover most of the stages of the pressure equipment life cycle. Primarily, it is intended to provide the knowledge to compile an Inspection Plan/Written Scheme of Examination by ensuring all relevant processes are explained.

The ASME Plant Inspector Level 2 training course introduces management and planning activities such as Risked Based Inspection and screening of pressure vessels for Non-Intrusive Inspection using the Recommended Practice DNV RP 103.

Delegates will be introduced to API 579/ASME FFS-1 and will learn how to conduct Level 1 assessments for localised and general metal loss, while being provided with an insight into the applicability and limitations of such assessments.

Lastly the course provides the necessary knowledge to make Run, Repair or Replace decisions. ASME PPC 2 is introduced to provide the repair options, while API 510/570 is used for the re-rating procedures.

For ASME Level 2 courses, we require that you either have passed the ASME Level 1 course (AND demonstrate relevant industry experience) or hold an appropriate certification such as API 510/570/653, AICIP or equivalent (such as relevant engineering discipline). We may require a copy of your resume and/or may conduct a phone interview to ensure the appropriate level of knowledge.

This qualification, once obtained, does not require renewal – it is seen as further education and training in the field of inspection. Successful completion could be used as evidence of continuous improvement and competence however it is not designed to replace in-service inspection certifications such as API 510/570/653, AICIP ISI, CBIP or other specific certification schemes.

The ASME Plant Inspector courses are approved and ratified by ASME and are recognised around the world. However these courses are not the same as an ASME Authorised Inspector who would perform fabrication inspections for an Authorised Inspection Agency (AIA) in the USA and issue ‘U’ stamps and the like.


Classroom or virtual classroom

The standard course is a 4 day course run in the classroom.

To accommodate travel restrictions due to CV-19 we are also running the same format via virtual classroom using video conferencing software such as Zoom. The virtual classroom course is run identically to the classroom course, only with the trainer’s lessons broadcast over conferencing media.

For classroom options, the examination for the course is conducted on the last day of the course and is included in the cost of the course.


eLearning removes any classroom content at all – virtual or physical. The lesson modules are all run online through our training software and you work to your own pace – all online. When you have progressed through the content and are happy with your knowledge you sit the examination online at a time of your choosing.

ASME Level 2 eLearning courses are now available!

For further information see our FAQ page.

CourseOnline StartClassroom Training StartClassroom Training EndLocationPriceCourse Availability
ASME Plant Inspector Level 2Upon EnrollmentN/AN/AeLearning Option - Online, Self-Directed$2400 incl. GSTPlaces Available
Book Now
ASME Plant Inspector Level 211-09-202411-11-202414-11-2024 Perth, WA - Four Points Sheraton$2500 incl. GSTPlaces Available
Book Now

There are fewer modules than the level 1 course, but the modules are more in-depth.

Module 1 – Pressure Equipment Design and Materials

  • Using ASME BPVC VIII Div.1
  • Min. Allowable Stresses versus actual allowable Stress
  • Using material certificates
  • Material properties (Fracture Toughness and Impact Testing requirements)
  • Material compatibility and weldability

Module 2 – Damage Mechanisms and Inspection

  • Wall loss mechanisms
  • Mechanical damage mechanisms
  • High temperature mechanisms
  • Determining the correct NDT methods
  • Applicability and Limitations of examination methods

Module 3 – Inspection planning and RBI

  • DNV RP 103 NII Screening
  • CUI inspection planning as per API 583
  • Corrosion Risk Assessments
  • RBI methodologies

Module 4 – Fitness for Service Assessments

  • API 579 Part 4 General Metal Loss
  • API 579 Part 5 Localised Metal Loss
  • Applicability and Limitations
  • Damage modes and failure modes
  • Determination to Run, Repair or Re-rate

Module 5 – Repair Selection

  • Determine most suitable
  • Mechanical Repairs
  • Composite Repairs
  • Testing and Examination requirements
  • Temporary repair inspection and recording requirements