Steel Tank Institute / Steel Plate Fabricators Association (STI/SPFA)

STI SP001 AST System Inspector Online Recertification Course



If you’re an SP001 AST System Inspector due for recertification, you can easily renew for another five years with this online refresher course and examination. Take it at any time, at your convenience, from your own computer. However, if it has been more than one year since your certificate expired, you are not eligible for the online program. You must instead take the five-day course again.

Course Content

  • There are 11 modules in the course, each consisting of a PowerPoint review presentation and a four-item quiz.
  • You must answer at least three of the quiz questions correctly before you can move on to the next module.
  • Modules must be taken in order, no skipping back and forth.
  • At the end of the course, you will take a 30-question examination.

Recertification Requirements

  • You must pass the 30-question exam with a score of at least 80% to qualify for recertification. If you do not pass, you must then attend a 5-day course to get recertified.
  • Provide proof of passing an eye test for visual acuity within the past 12 months. The eye exam must be administered by an optometrist, medical doctor, registered nurse or certified physician’s assistant. See sample form for information required.
  • Submit form to Tiffany by email: or fax to 847/438-8766.
  • This recertification expires in five (5) years.

Prepare for the Course

Study the materials listed below. While the online course highlights important points, the 30 test questions include additional items from these documents. (Co-workers may share study materials, but must complete the Online Recertification Course individually.)

Payment and Access

  1. Complete and submit the AST Recertification Form in PDF form, by e-mail, to You do not pay for the course at this time.
  2. You will receive an e-mail containing a link to the online AST Recertification Course along with a username and password within 3 business days of submitting your AST Recertification Form. The username and password are good for months. Do not log in until you are ready to pay and take the exam.
  3. Once you are ready to begin your exam click the exam link you received in your email, and login with the username and password provided.
  4. Pay the $325 program fee with a credit card and begin the course immediately. Access is available to you for 48 hours only.

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