FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW DO I REGISTER TO TAKE AN API EXAM?

You can only register for an exam through API. Online registration is available at http://www.api.org/products-and-services/individual-certification-programs. Each exam has a registration deadline and there are specific dates, or an exam window, that you can take the exam. See the API exam schedule here.

WHERE SHOULD I TAKE THE EXAM?

Once API has approved your application you are sent an email inviting you to schedule a date and location for your exam with Prometric. Most CODEWEST students try to schedule the exam in Houston as close to the end the Exam Prep Course as possible. There are three Prometric testing locations in Houston, the one nearest our class location (0.5 mile) is at 16800 Imperial Valley Dr. #170, 77060. Visit www.Prometric.com for more information.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE LONGER COURSE AND THE SHORTER COURSE?

There is no difference in the material covered.  The shorter course will provide a different daily format with the same quality instruction as the 10 day.  CODEWEST offers two choices to let you decide which would best fit with your schedule and experience. If this is your first time testing with API we recommend the 10 day course.

HOW DO I RESERVE A SPOT IN AN EXAM PREP COURSE?

Our Exam Prep Courses often fill up early and close to the API exam registration deadline. The only way to reserve a spot is to register for the course. Pre-Course Study Guides are sent no less than 30 days before the first day of class and usually a week or so early. Only fully registered students with tuition paid in full are sent the guides.

HOW DO I REGISTER FOR A CODEWEST EXAM PREP COURSE?

Register online with a credit card by following the links on our Home page; this is the preferred method of registering. If you need to register with a check, PO, or wire transfer, contact CODEWEST at info@codewest.com or 281-392-4540.

*Registering for a CODEWEST Exam Prep Course does NOT register you for the API exam.

WHAT IS THE COST OF TUITION AND WHAT DOES THAT INCLUDE?

The tuition for the 10 day Exam Prep Course is $2,200.00. The tuition for the 8 day Exam Prep Course is $1,800.00 and the 5 day Exam Prep Course (API 1169 only) is $1,295.00

The tuition for all courses include the Course Material Binder and a Pre-Course Study Guide that will be emailed to students 30 days prior to the first day of class.  (the API 1169 does NOT include pre-course study guide). 

The cost of tuition DOES NOT include: API exam registration, API Codes, hotel or travel accommodations.

REFUND/TRANSFER POLICY

Registration may be transferred within one year of original registration.

PLEASE NOTE - Once a transfer is scheduled, the standard cancellation policy (as spelled out in your registration confirmation email) will NOT apply - unless the transfer occurs within refund policy period. If the student is unable to attend the class within the year of original registration, all tuition and fees will not be refunded.
 WHERE ARE THE EXAM PREP COURSES HELD? 
 hellier / codewest facility
600 Kenrick Dr., Ste. C-1
HOUSTON TX 77060

 

CODEWEST also holds private courses anywhere in the world. For more information on booking a private API Exam Prep Course, send an email to info@codewest.com.

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING TO THE EXAM PREP COURSE?

You need to bring a copy of the applicable codes and standards as laid out in the Body of Knowledge which can be purchased at www.TechStreet.com or https://global.ihs.com  We provide outlets for laptops should you decide to download in PDF format.. 

You will also need to bring a calculator. You may also need dividers, page tabs, or other study supplies.  We will supply highlighters and pens.

WHAT ABOUT HOTEL AND TRAVEL ACCOMMODATIONS?

Airline Reservations:

Houston has two major airports: George Bush Intercontinental and Hobby. George Bush is about 8 miles from the course location and Hobby is about 29 miles from the course location.

Hotel Reservations:

Click here for hotel list

Transportation and Rental cars:

There is a shuttle from George Bush Intercontinental Airport to the hotel. The class location is convenient to several restaurants and some shopping. However Houston is an automobile oriented city and a car, though not a necessity, is an option to consider.