Classroom training helped a lot!

Teacher is very knowledgeable on all test questions

Great Class!

I learned a lot from this class. I thought I knew more than I did. By the end of the week I am confident that I can pass my test. The quizzes helped. The exercises and shortcut to navigate through the references helped. It's a ton of work in a short time. I wish it could have been longer. Thanks for all the help.

Thank you, Matt, for being an Instructor.

Matt was great with reference & knowledge of the course material. Helpful is covering & assisting on ways to look at the materials covered. I would recommend this lass to people looking to complete this API 1169 Course. Thank you, Matt, for being an Instructor.

Classroom training helped a lot!

Extremely engaging and knowledgeable instructor. Course material was very comprehensive.

I would definitely recommend velocity to others.

I came mainly for the course material and to get more familiar with overall pipeline work (apart from my background). I feel the course exceeded my expectations in this regard and although I do not necessarily need the certification, I am confident the course prepared me for the test. Because most other people in the class are dependent on passing the test, I appreciate the amount of time Matt took ensuring their exam readiness. Assuming that other courses are run similarly, I would definitely recommend velocity to others.

Classroom training helped a lot!

Matt was awesome! Took the time to make sure everyone understood the material

Great Class!

Great course! Great teacher! Left me highly confident in my abilities to complete the API 1169 without fear of failing miserably. Big Thanks to Matt the Velocity team!

Great Class!

Great course! Great teacher! Left me highly confident in my abilities to complete the API 1169 without fear of failing miserably. Big Thanks to Matt the Velocity team!

Great Class!

Great instructor and will be recommending this course for many others.

Thank you for your support!

Thank you for your support! You guys were such great help. I'm 100% satisfied and happy with your course you guys provided.

Great Class!

I've had many instructors of 39 yrs of service in the Houston Texas Fire Dept, Nace certification, and this instructor not only instruct, but teaches a way you can understand the material, he was very knowledgeable of the course material

Learned a lot!

I would recommend this classroom training to everyone.



Showed a ton of knowledge

I found this course to be very informative. The instructor did an excellent job keeping me focused on the subject at hand.

Great Class!

Instructor took time to accurately explain and answer every question asked patiently.

I learned a lot

Definitely gave me the confidence to take the API 1169 test. I learned a lot.

strongly recommend the VTES API 1169 study course

I strongly recommend the API 1169 study course if you want to pass test on first time around, very educational, all questions answered and beyond Matt showed a lot of professionalism his duties as a training instructor.

Learned a lot of information!

Instructor was very helpful and knowledgeable. I feel that this class well prepared me for the test.

Learned a lot of information!

Course was great, lots of information and Matt was very informative.

Learned a lot of information!

The instructor was very knowledgeable in the subjects that pertained to the 1169. I feel confident taking the exam after attending this class.

Enjoyed this class

I strongly enjoyed this course, Inspector was knowledgeable and gave us sufficient breaks and not so much homework to overload us like some courses given.

Great Class!

I thought this was a great preparation class for the API 1169 certification test, whether you are new to the industry or have many field years of experience. The instructor did a great job of helping understand the proper study skills and techniques needed for a successful outcome. There are many regulations and study documents and he did a great job of helping us understand how to read the test questions and determine which tool we need to use to be able to answer the questions correctly.

Very informative!

This course was extremely helpful, especially for someone with limited knowledge in the field of study. The instructor far surpassed the term "knowledgeable". His understanding with the material and references was far beyond expectation. This course has helped me retain far more knowledge that i assumed it would and i would feel confident in take my exam with the information and training that i have received.

Classroom training helped a lot!

Enjoyed the training and learned a lot.

I feel confident!

Great Instructor and course!

Learned a lot of information!

Very good and very knowledgeable

Classroom training helped a lot!

Enjoyed the class as well as you can for 4 days of cramming all this information in my pea size brain but appreciated Matt's patients ! He was very helpful in training me thanks Steven Sumner GUNTUCKY !!!!!!!

I feel confident!

Believe the course will help pass the API 1169 test.

Great Class!

I was reluctant on taking the training class. I found my instruction to be very knowledgeable and had a way to of delivering the material that actually made it fun. He gave good test suggestions as well as studying practices.

This was an exceptional course.

This was an exceptional course. I have been through many and this material was true to the subject matter and presented in a way that i had no issues understanding and retaining. The test taking tips were spot on for a timed multiple choice test.

I would recommend this class to everyone!

Matt did an exceptional job in his presentation of all class materials; he was very knowledgeable of where the information was in all the reference material from the CFR's

Good course

Classroom was really good

Good Class

The classroom tests were beneficial, everything was good.

Class was helpful and very informative

Thought the class was helpful and very informative. The instructor had a very strong knowledge of the material. Would recommend the class to anyone taking the 1169.

Very Helpful

Very knowledgeable on API 1169 and associated documents. Easy to understand. Very Helpful if one did not understand a section of material.

Very interesting class

Matt has a lot of knowledge of the course, Very interesting class good learning atmosphere.

Very helpful

I appreciate the patience that was shown to each individual student, i felt that the instructor really cared about the success of each student. I felt that the instructor was reassuring to all of the students, which was very helpful because it created a calming atmosphere, and it instilled confidence in each of us.

Overall great experience!

Overall great experience! Quality of instruction was excellent. Would definitely recommend to others.

Great course!

Great course. I was well prepared.

Thank for the Help!

Good Job Matt. Thank for the Help!!!

Classroom discussion was excellent

I think Matt was a great instructor. He gave us the knowledge that he had in a way that we could understand. Classroom discussion was excellent also.

Great Class!

Instructor knowledge the best i have ever seen.

I will definitely recommend Velocity to everyone.

Enjoyed Matts sense of humor and his knowledge of the course subject. I will definitely recommend Velocity to everyone.

Great Class!!

Matt is very knowledgeable!!! Great Class!!

Great Class!

He made sure that everyone understood or at least made the attempt. He knew the subject matter well and tried to get the important points across. He and questions to make sure he was getting thought to us . I think he did well.

Really enjoyed the classroom

Really enjoyed the classroom setting, instructor is very knowledgeable and would explain things in a way one could grasp the questions better.

The class was very helpful.

The class was very helpful. The instructor Matt keep things entertaining while also make sure that the tools needed to pass the test were instilled into us. great class and great instructor.

Very pleased with class!

Very pleased with class. Went into class very nervous & unprepared to take the upcoming exam. Instructor has broken down material exceptionally well. Looking forward to taking the exam & feel confident & prepared.

I will highly recommend this course to anyone.

Matt was an awesome teacher. His knowledge base of the material was right on point. I'm still very nervous test taker, but with his guidance and all of the practice material I feel I have a better idea of what to expect. I will highly recommend this course to anyone.

Classroom course is the best!

Classroom course is the best way to approach this certification. I don't think anyone would do as well on the actual test if they studied on their own or used online course. The trainer is well versed in all aspects of the API 1169 system and helped in so many ways to make me understand what needs to be remembered and where to go to find the answers.

Very informative!

Instructor was very informative.

Classroom training helped a lot!

The classroom training helps in retaining the information provided

Learned a lot of information!

I learned a lot of information as well as techniques and knowledge on where to find the information I need. Matt is a man who is very knowledgeable on the course information.

I learned a lot.

Good job. I learned a lot. The classroom style was great for me.

Well worth the time.

I believe the class is well worth the time. The course teaches you how to use available references for the test. The class size I attended was small and I believe that helped a few in the classroom.

Great practice material!

Great practice material that simulates the real test. Change nothing. Seems to be the best possible strategy.

very helpful.

Instructor was very helpful.

I Loved IT! :)

I Loved IT! :) No! And I wouldn’t change the course at all

It was a great class!

It was a great class!

Very informative and extremely helpful

The course materials and instructor was very informative and extremely helpful in helping me to understand the basics of pipeline construction.

One of the best classes ever!

The class was one of the best classes ever. With one of the best knowledgeable instructors I have had.

Learned alot!

I enjoyed the class and have learned alot.....

I feel confident in sitting for the API 1169 exam after sitting through this class!

I feel confident in sitting for the API 1169 exam after sitting through this class. VTES has a high pass rate and I am confident I will pass the exam based on information and training presented. I did learn a lot of new information and found the class fun and entertaining, not the usual daily humdrum of repetition. Thanks Again for all the assistance.

Very well prepared!

Matt did an awesome job, very well prepared in the training content and kelp the class involved. Thanks

Class was clear and concise!

Class was clear and concise, to the point. Not too much classroom time that would over work a student.

Highly recommend!

Instructor was very helpful in explaining the documentation that was presented in class, also made class fun not boring. Will highly recommend class to co-workers and friends.

Extremely knowledgeable!

This class was very helpful and very intense. The instructor was extremely knowledgeable.

Classroom training helped a lot!

I feel that the classroom training helps alot. There is alot of information to cover in a short period of time. The instructor helped us to utilize the resources available to us as study material and really helped with the navigation of the information (best way/place to find information). Coming from a survey background I had to take a different learning approach with the information but he really broke things down and helped with the transition. He keeps things interesting and fun which makes for easier retention of information.

I feel confident!

Before I even started my in classroom training with an instructor I was taking the 90 day online class. I had already recommended VELOCITY to several people because of how good the material was. Once I arrived on Monday, August 13th for my class I started to understand the material better and how to use the references almost IMMEDIATELY. Matt is a very gifted and well educated instructor and was truly able to help me as well as the other students. He knew the material front and back and also had personal experiences in the field; using this knowledge he was able to help paint pictures for us to understand and grasp the material better. I'm taking my exam Friday, August 17th and I feel confident enough that I'll pass it.

Knowledge of API 1169 is unmatched and very helpful.

Matt was very thorough in his instruction and made sure that each question was addressed. His knowledge of API 1169 is unmatched and very helpful in preparing attendees for the certification exam. I would recommend this training for anyone in leadership role or inspection role for the pipeline industry.

I feel better prepared!

The classroom training, I feel is the best way to study for an exam. I had a great learning experience in class. The instructor, Matt, was very knowledgeable and patient with the students. I feel better prepared for the 1169 exam due to the classroom training. I will keep VTES in mind for all my additional future studies.

Classroom Training

Very informative.



2 thumbs up!

The instructor was awesome, but the room was too cold. 2x thumbs up!

Feel really confident!

I feel really confident in my ability to now take the API 1169 test due to my experience in attending the Velocity prep course. Matt was a great instructor that was very knowledgeable in the material needed to take the exam.

More knowledge gained

I enjoyed the classes more knowledge gained good job Matt.

It really helped!

Thanks to Velocity Online Training. It really helped me a lot in passing the examinations.

Thank you for your help!

The velocity course was a good use of my time and money. Thank you for your help an insight


The instructor worked well to help those who needed extra help.



I feel more confident and prepared!

It was a great experience for me to take these classes and get a better insight on the API 1169. Matt was very helpful in teaching me, I feel more confident and prepared for my API 1169. Thank You Matt for all you have done to help me.


Matt displayed competent knowledge of the material. He was excellent, and I would recommend this training to others.

Well worth it!

I would say that the classroom and training experience was well worth the price of the course. The instructor was full of information and very helpful on understanding on finding information and how to use the skills needed.

Strongly recommend this class!

Matt was great and delivered the material in an interesting and comfortable manner. I would strongly recommend this class to others.

Very informative

Matt is very thorough in discussing material that may appear on the test. And very informative of how to search the documents.

Very knowledgeable

Good course. Instructor was very knowledgeable and willing to help everyone.

I enjoyed the class!

I enjoyed the class. Without the class, I am sure I could not pass the test.

This is the ONLY way to go!

The Course helped extremely, the instructor was patient with all the students to ensure the knowledge was learned by each of the students. I have taken 2 of the online courses and the in-class course was a lot more hands-on and one on one time if needed, if weaker in on subject more than another. I would highly recommend this class to any inspectors or anyone in the position to need to know this knowledge or how to prepare for this API 1169 exam. This is the ONLY way to go!

Highly recommend!

Very helpful course and training. Highly recommend the class.

Very impressed with Velocity Training!

Very impressed with Velocity Training. Matt took the time to answer and discuss every question he was asked. Feel much more confident about taking the API 1169. Thank You Matt!

Would recommend this class to anyone.

I have enjoyed the classroom training. The instructor was very upbeat. I learned a lot and I would recommend this class to anyone.

Class was everything that I was hoping it would be.

The class was everything that I was hoping it would be after reading all reviews online. Definitely held up to its expectations. I especially liked the size of our class. It gave us more individual time to have 1 on 1 conversations about any difficulties understanding sections of the material.

Very confident!

I feel very confident that I will do well on the test.

Very educated & the overall experience was great.

The class was very informative & well prepared. The instructor was very educated & the overall experience was great. Learned a lot.

Helped me!

This was a great course and helped me very much due to the fact I have no pipeline experience. Helped me understand pipeline inspector responsibility's.





By far the best classroom training

Our instructor Matt was very helpful, and he made me think outside of my comfort zone and his training method helped me understand more about this program. It was by far the best classroom training I have been in.

Great instructor

Matt Was a great instructor and took his time with the class


Matt did a fantastic job of presenting the course material and preparing us for the exam. He is very professional and knowledgeable and represented your organization well. You should be proud of him!!!

I feel more confident after taking this course!

Matt was very friendly and informative. I was very unsure about taking the API 1169 exam, but I feel more confident after taking this course. Matt was awesome and really got everyone involved with the course material.



Fabulous job

The instructor Matt did a fabulous job of conducting the class. I feel that I have received a great deal of 1169 information. Thank you Matt.


Thanks! Preliminary pass! I was nervous! I followed training recommendations, I did fine. I felt great on 80 quest, marked 20 for more review.

Great experience!

It has been a great experience been inside class room taking the exam preparation course! I think it does helps more than the online studying!!!

Excellent instructor

Matt is an excellent instructor and cares for each of his students in helping them pass the 1169 test. I was pleased with what I learned about pipelines during the class time even if I wasn't doing it to be able to pass the test.

Confidence and knowledge!

I feel that the API 1169 training course has definitively given me the confidence and knowledge that I was lacking to successfully take and pass the test. I WILL be recommending Velocity Training to anyone that I find out that is going to take the test. I am very happy that I decided to take the training course.

Really enjoyed this class!

I have really enjoyed this class. I have already recommended 2 friends to the class.

Very informative!

The course and classroom training experience were great it was very informative, and all questions were answered. I will recommend this course to anyone interested in the 1169 certification.

the course is most beneficial!

The hands-on aspect of the course is most beneficial. Learning to access the regulations quickly was a great help.

I would STRONGLY recommend!

Without going thru the training, being removed from class room setting, as I have been. I feel that it would have been extremely hard to pass this test. Matt was very helpful with total knowledge of information and building confidence with test material. I would STRONGLY recommend this to anyone that is planning to take the API 1169. Great instructor and awesome tutorial.

Most important information needed!

It showed me how to approach the available reference material in a manner that made it less intimidating. The knowledge of actual exam conditions is invaluable. The study information is broken down to the most important information needed to pass the test and be knowledgeable on the process.

My experience was great.

The classroom setting is by far the best way to learn the material due to the instructor being able to stop and explain in detail. Having classroom discussion is also a way to retain and learn from others. Overall my experience was great.

One of the best courses!

Excellent course! A white board was missing but it's one of the best courses I have attended. Congratulations!

Class has opened my eyes!

Class has opened my eyes, I am looking forward to taking the 1169 and feel that Matt has helped in both the knowledge and right frame of mind for taking this exam.

Extremely helpful

Matt was extremely helpful and his experience and knowledge of the testing procedures as well as all facets of the material from the regulations is amazing.

Very good!

The classroom lessen were very good. Matt was the best!!

A lot more insight

I am glad I decided to take the API 1169 course. I have a lot more insight to what an inspector really is all about.


Very helpful.

Recommend it to anyone!

Enjoyed the class and will recommend it to anyone preparing to take the API 1169 exam.

It was a fine course!

It was a fine course. I learned what was going to be on the exam and what to study.

Recommend Velocity

Mr. Matt is a AWESOME instructor that makes the class fun, to the point that I wanted to absorb all the information that he was teaching. I have taken several in classroom training's and this one has been the most enjoyable. I have already recommended Velocity to my coworkers and friends who are pursuing a API 1169 certification preparatory class. THANKS, Lynn Unger

Very knowledgeable!

Matt was excellent. I felt he really cared about my training. He is very knowledgeable on all parts of the API 1169.


The course was very helpful. The assistance with learning how to navigate the material available for reference was invaluable. The assistance with learning what to expect at the testing center was helpful as well.

Very good class, very informative.

Very good class, very informative.

Showed a ton of knowledge!

I learned quite a bit from Mr. Matt as he showed a ton of knowledge from API material to all the regulations and terms. He made the classroom experience really laid back and didn't make anyone feel embarrassed to ask any questions. He treated everyone with the upmost respect and I would definitely recommend this course to anyone wanting to take a course for the 1169 test.

Overall great!

The training was very helpful. The material and feedback covered was helpful in retaining the information that was gone over during the class. The modules were very helpful in understanding the processes, great for listening to at night for extra homework. For the people that didn't get signed up for the test window during the class window, the modules need to be available longer for study references. Overall great class.

Very informative!

This course was very informative.


Matt has good understanding of the subject, and also makes every effort to connect with the individuals in the class. I noticed this on the first hour of the first class session, when Matt learned each student’s name and continued to use first names the entire course. I am thankful for the opportunity I had to participate in this training.

Good Job!

I feel like the training did a good job of teaching the class the appropriate way to take the API 1169 exam. Understanding the Body of Knowledge is important, but it is also important to know which resources will be available during the exam, and what resources to consult for specific questions.

A lot to learn in 3 days!

A lot to learn in 3 days!

Good review!

Good review and refresher of the industry standards. I have forgotten more than I remember.

Very informative

I feel the course was very informative and instructor did excellent job interacting with class and covering required material.

Thank you!

Thank you! I would have never passed it if it wasn't for the study materials you provided.

Very educational!

Very educational, lot to absorb but we had a great teacher, thank you.

Good Class!

Good Class.


Matt was very knowledgeable, professional, and a pleasure to attend training with. One of the best Instructors I've taken with any Certification course. GREAT JOB!

Very knowledgeable!

Matt was very knowledgeable and had a teacher’s heart. Was patient with those (me) who struggled with some of the material covered and was very engaging. Kudos for memorizing every student's name, this enabled him to better interact and relate to the class.

This class is a must!

This class is a must for me to be able to pass.

Very helpful!

This class was very helpful for studying for the API 1169 test. The instructor was very knowledgeable about what he was teaching. The instructor had a good sense of humor and made the class enjoyable.

I’ll definitely recommend VTES to others!

For being as intense as it was, as it had to be, the training was methodical and thoughtful and very well structured. As mentioned, I’ll definitely recommend VTES to others. Regarding the instructor, Matt was great -- kept code interesting, endured to some light-hearted ridicule and grief, and certainly returned the challenges. He was appreciated by all of the students.

Had the knowledge we needed.

Instructor was cool and had a great way of making sure we had the knowledge we needed.

Very knowledgeable!

It was very informative. The instructor was very knowledgeable.

Boost my confidence!

Instructor worked with us personally and helped boost my confidence.

Professional presentation!

Very knowledgeable and professional presentation. Instructor took the time to answer all questions and explain discrepancies. As enjoyable of a class as I have attended.

Designed to help understand!

This class is clearly designed to help understand the criteria of the testing. In addition, it highlighted areas that each inspector could identify as a lack of knowledge at a personal level. This information will no doubt benefit our Companies pursuit of due diligence and excellence in the construction world. The take away is knowledge and learning of rules and Regulations the side effect is the team will excel on test day. Great class!

More confident!

Class was a great help, made me feel more confident in taking the test.

I got a lot out of the class!

The class and classroom were great, I got a lot out of the class and Matt was great helping me get to where I needed to be!!!!!

Very knowledgeable!

Over all the class helped me understand guidelines that must be followed in the oil industry. Trying to understand and follow some the train of thought on how questions were developed on the test was extremely frustrating. This course hopefully will allow me to be successful on test day. Our instructor overall was very knowledgeable about the subject matter and tried to give us hints on how to prepare for test day.

I highly recommend this prep course.

Before this class I felt very stressed and doubtful of passing the test. With Matts help, I feel that I can walk in knowing what to expect, how to use my references, and my eyes were opened to great resources that I wasn't aware of before. I highly recommend this prep course.

I am glad I took this class.

Once you sit in the class room you realize that the text isn’t about your experience out in the field, I am glad I took this class.


The class was well organized with open forum. The amount of material was overwhelming at times. Matt did a great job as an instructor and no way I would try taking the 1169 without the class. Confident I can Pass!!

Very helpful and has prepared me!

The class is very helpful and has prepared me for the 1169 test.


Video modules are excellent!

Exactly what I need it!!!

Exactly what I need it!!! I think, and I am very sure we will all pass!! Thanks a lot.... regards

Very beneficial learning experience!

Very beneficial learning experience. I came into this not really knowing if I could pass the 1169. I have learned a lot and go for my test tomorrow with the utmost confidence of success.

Very informative

Very informative, good presentation.

Was very helpful!!!

Was very helpful!!! Thanks

Very informative!

Great class and very informative on codes and locating material on computer.


I thought it was good. The class needs to be offered in all states.

Learning how to navigate through the test!

I learned a lot and the class helped tremendously with being able to navigate through the test.

Made me aware.

Strongly challenged, needed it, made me aware of my short comings. Had to look over work harder on material.

Great class!

Great class

Highly recommend!

Was a great class. Would highly recommend this to anyone. I feel confident about passing my exam after going through this course.

If you're looking for a class, this is it.

If it wasn’t for Matt I don't think my chances would have been that good. He keeps the class fun and going. He gives you the information that is needed and gives you another way to look at all you study material. If you're looking for a class, this is it. Thanks

highly recommend!

Great class highly recommend



I learned a lot!

I learned a lot in a short time

Very patient and knowledgeable!

I now feel very confident in taking the 1169 test, just know how to navigate through all the material is going to help. The instructor very patient and knowledgeable, he took as much time as needed to answer all questions, while staying on task.

Thanks VTES for the help!

The in-depth strong vocabulary words similar to the AWS CWI course. Once I complete this course one more time in the next 7 days I should have no problems or hang-ups on my test that I will be taking in 10 days. Thanks VTES for the help.

I am very confident!

I wasn't sure what to expect. I have 22 years’ experience in the field and I have the API 1104. However, I don't believe I would have passed this test without the class. I am very confident that I now possess the tools necessary to pass.

Helped Tremendously!

I learned a lot and the class helped tremendously with being able to navigate through the test.

Very Helpful!

Very helpful.

Referring velocity training to others!

Will be referring velocity training to others interested in taking the 1169 exam

If you're looking for a class, this is it.

If it wasn’t for Matt I don't think my chances would have been that good. He keeps the class fun and going. He gives you the information that is needed and gives you another way to look at all you study material. If you're looking for a class, this is it. Thanks

I am comfortable

I was nervous about taking this test at first due to stories I've heard about the test. However, after this classroom course and a few more days before test day, I feel that I am comfortable with taking the exam.

Class was enjoyable!

The class was enjoyable, felt comfortable in asking instructor questions regarding materials. Quizzes & modules were helpful for retention.

Really Helped!

The test really helped. Matt was good at showing us how to look up codes.

Enjoyed the class!

I enjoyed the class and the instructor very much!

Very Pleased!

Very pleased with the class and the instructor.

Very Confident!

I was very impressed with the course work. I am very confident I will pass the actual exam on Jan 29.

The instructor was great!

The class was very well laid out, the instructor was great.

Great Great!

Matt's a great great instructor!

Thank you!

As requested I completed the API 1169 examination yesterday and received a preliminary pass at the end of the examination. I want to thank you and your firm for the course that I took as I do believe it was a great help.

Extremely helpful!

The class was great. Extremely helpful, couldn’t have done it without you guys, my test was intense on situational questions, really had to think about your answer. Our instructor did a great job on preparing us on that particular aspect. (Memphis, TN Classroom) (Second Review)


Great training! After taking the course I feel confident that I will pass the API 1169 on my first attempt. (Memphis, TN Classroom)

Well worth the price!

Course material and instruction was excellent. Good interaction with students. I felt more empowered to take the Prometric test. The class was well worth the price of admission. (Memphis, TN Classroom)

Excellent atmosphere!

The instructor created an excellent atmosphere for learning and was very patient with all students. He was very knowledgeable about all test material and procedures and gave outstanding test-taking advice. (Memphis, TN Classroom)

Great job!

The instructor is very smart about all the information in this 1400 page document, and does a great job of getting to things we need to have in our mind, and where we can find in references. (Memphis, TN Classroom)

Professional, informative and accessible!

From start to finish the instructor was professional, informative and accessible. This course has a wide variety of information, the presentation was honestly the best I have ever had. Topics of conversation remained class topic based, the instructor seemed to understand each individual's weaknesses, then would curb his training direction to ensure all questions were answered in a manner easily understandable. The class had humor, interaction and built my confidence in preparation for test day. (Memphis, TN Classroom)

A lot of help!

Everything good. A lot of help. Matt is a good instructor. (Memphis, TN Classroom)

1st review

I thought the class was extremely thorough and helpful. Matt does an awesome job teaching and making sure each student understands the material that is given. Going into the class, I was doubtful on my ability to pass the 1169 exam. Upon leaving, I feel very confident I can pass the exam. (Memphis, TN Classroom)

Highly recommended by me!

I will recommend to everyone that I know to take this course!! The instructor has great teaching skills and doesn't leave anyone behind. Highly recommended by me. Thanks for all the all the help. (Memphis, TN Classroom)

Very educational!

I enjoyed it. I thought it was very educational and will recommend it to others. (Memphis, TN Classroom)

Got a preliminary pass!

Took the API 1169 today and got a preliminary pass. Just wanted to say thank you for the course. You all have done a great job with prep course.

Very Confident

Enjoyed the class. I usually suffer from severe stress & anxiety when it comes to taking exams... But I actually feel very confident in my knowledge & skill in retrieving the information. Thank you.

Very knowledgeable!

Matt was very knowledgeable about the content and presented the material in a way that was easy to retain and reference. (Lake Charles, LA Classroom)

Highly Recommended!

Extremely good job on the course! I was very unsure of what to expect coming into this a bit hesitant and nervous. This class removed all doubt. The fact that the instructor wasn't boring made it much easier as well. Highly recommended! (Lake Charles, LA Classroom)

Very Useful!

All the info that was given to me in the class, I found very useful. (Lake Charles, LA Classroom)

The Course was set up very well!

The Course was set up very well, materials were covered in an open class environment. I feel this class should be attended by all who are planning to sit for the API 1169 exam. (Lake Charles, LA Classroom)

I got a preliminary pass!

I got a preliminary pass. Your class was very helpful, and I will definitely recommend to anyone wanting to pursue the API 1169 certification.

Very Beneficial!

The course and classroom training experience were very beneficial. It covered a broad array of material that was found to be very useful for test taking purposes as well as real-world experience. (Lake Charles, LA Classroom)


I believe this course will help me pass the exam. (Lake Charles, LA Classroom) far the very best...

Great instructor! I am contractor safety representative, I receive training and teach courses as well. You are by far the very best instructor I have encountered. (Lake Charles, LA Classroom)

I would highly recommend VTES!

The course was very informative with Matt being very knowledgeable about the material and previous testing experience. Matt makes the class stay attentive to his teaching style. I would highly recommend VTES for API 1169 and any other training. (Lake Charles, LA Classroom)

Great job!

The instructor was very knowledgeable. Answer every question that was asked. He backed answers up by codes or in black & white writing. Matt did a great job overall. (Lake Charles, LA Classroom)

Easy to ask questions!

Nice, pleasant, comfortable classroom setting. Easy to ask questions and easy to understand the process. (Lake Charles, LA Classroom)

I am prepared!

Matt was very knowledgeable and had indescribable patience while explaining curtain subjects to people that were having a lot of trouble. I feel very strongly that I am prepared to take and pass the API 1169 test. (Lake Charles, LA Classroom)

Class was interesting!

The class was very informative. The instructor took the time to cover all material in detail. He was very knowledgeable about the course and very helpful to answer any and all questions. He took the time to go over things again when students were struggling with certain subjects. The class was interesting and covered a great deal of information. I would highly recommend this course to anyone interested in taking the API 1169. I was very pleased with the course and glad that I chose VTES to attend this course. (Lake Charles, LA Classroom)


The instructor presented the course in a simple to understand manner; gave invaluable tips on test taking and thoroughly covered subject matter; I feel very confident about taking the API 1169 test because of this class/ course. (Lake Charles, LA Classroom)

Very informative!

The course was very informative and it helped me to not just guess but to look it up. (Lake Charles, LA Classroom)

Great instructor!

Matt was very knowledgeable of the material at hand. He took his time with every student and made sure that the information was easily accessible. Great instructor and great class. (Lake Charles, LA Classroom)

Full of Knowledge!



Thanks to Matt, he did a great job. (Oklahoma City, OK)

In-depth Knowledge!

Matt exhibited in-depth knowledge of the course material and presented a well-organized presentation. He took time to explain topics that were hard for some to grasp and did it in non-condescending matter. I'm confident I now have the ability to take and pass the API 1169 exam.(Oklahoma City, OK Classroom)

Effective Teaching Style

Great prep course.....understand much more about what to expect from test if I choose to move forward with the exam. I come from the project management side of pipeline and would recommend Velocity Training to others to prepare for the API 1169 exam.

Very useful

Informative class, knowledgeable instructor. Very useful. I am an engineer with 5 years experience and I learned a lot in this classroom.

Current Pipeline Inspector - LGE

The computer-based quizzes helped with retention of the classroom material and the instructor took the time to ensure all students understood the material. The instructor created an atmosphere that helped to learn and maintain the material. I am a pipeline inspector with 38 years of experience.

Very knowledgeable and entertaining!

The instructor was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Was never a dull moment in his classroom which enabled all students to take this serious but at the same time relax! (LGE-KU Classroom)

The class brought awareness!

The class brought awareness to where to find the regulations for different construction related activities.(LGE-KU Classroom)

Excellent Job!

Matt did an excellent job preparing our group and was extremely knowledgeable of the course materials.(LGE-KU Classroom)

Highly recommended!

The instructor was very engaging. The material is quite dense but he did a very good job of maintaining the studious environment and maintain the concentration of the students. He was extremely knowledgeable on the subject matter. Overall this was a very helpful course and would be highly recommended for anyone planning to take the API 1169 exam. (LGE-KU Classroom)

Very helpful!

My job title is not an inspector but something I would like to pursue in the future. So it was nice to have more information on a possible future career path. Very helpful.(LGE-KU Classroom)


Instructor created an atmosphere that helped to learn and maintain the material.

Great Prep Course!

Great prep course.....understand much more about what to expect from the test if I choose to move forward with the exam.


Informative class, knowledgeable instructor. Very useful.

Class was informative!

Learned some things I didn't know. Class was informative.(LGE-KU Classroom)

Very valuable class!

I really enjoyed Matt and how he handled the class. I believe this was a very valuable class for our Pipeline Inspection Group at LG&E and helped us gain a better understanding of how LG&E standards and procedures related to industry regulations and best practices. (LGE-KU Classroom)

Very Informative!

Very informative and the instructor was thorough covering the material discussed. (LGE-KU Classroom)

Thank you!

I wanted to let you know that I got a preliminary Pass on my 1169 this morning. I wanted to thank Velocity for the program as it was a great help with the test. I have told all my colleagues that it is worth it to use your system. 

Very informative!

Very informative, constructive and relieved any doubt about the API Certification process. Matt was very well informed and had great overall knowledge of the material.

1169 - Well put together course material!

API 1169 Prep Course - VTES has a well put together course with professional instructors that take the time to make sure material is delivered in a way that easy to retain and relevant. The instructor (Matt) had alot of industry knowledge and experience that made his delivery of course material bang on!  Also I passed the test.

Well worth the trip!

Instructor rating - 5 starsVenue rating - 5 stars I feel that the online training modules helped with retention of the classroom material and I think that the instructor took the time to ensure all students understood the material. I would recommend Velocity Training to others to prepare for the API 1169 exam.

Great experience for me!!

I feel that taking the in person training from Velocity was a great experience for me.The instructor took his time explaining the material and went over anything that was needed before proceeding with the course. In my opinion it was the best decision i could have made for myself versus taking an online course. Our instructor was very knowledgeable in the 1169 course and went above and beyond to prepare me for my exam. Hats off to Matt - awesome instructor and very patient with the class it was an awesome experience i would and have recommended the in person course to many of my fellow inspectors. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Just passed my 1169 today with the help of Velocity Training. I will recommend this training to anyone taking the exam.Thanks

API 1169

Best! I recently passed the API 1169 with the help of Velocity Training's course. I found it excellent and extremely well presented and the fact I had access to it at any time was very convenient. I have no trouble recommending it to anybody thinking of taking it. Best wishes, Noel   

Not only is their API 1169 prep course the best out there, they're a great company!

I'd like to give a huge shout out to Velocity Training! Not only is their API 1169 prep course the best out there, they're a great company. I wouldn't recommend wasting money anywhere else. If you want top notch quality training from an awesome company, call's that simple!

A reputation for high quality courses!

A morning shout out to Velocity Training. I'm not sure where yall have been my whole life, but I need folks like you around me. A reputation for high quality courses, and proof positive in my own experience the most caring and generous folks in any business in any industry. I think Dustin Marshall - Veteran will agree with me on that. Thanks especially to Jessica Krueger, you made my day in one thread of messages this morning. You joined a good team BRET BOLLICH. I'll be seeing more of you all at Velocity. Keep being great.

Exceptional training!!!

Thanks for doing such a good job creating this course.I personally want to thank you for all your hard work and dedication.I received a preliminary Pass. Thanks so much for the exceptional training!!!(Union Gas/Spectra Energy)

Well-prepared and delivered training session!

I would like to inform you that I passed the API 1169 Pipeline Construction Inspector exam yesterday. Thank you Rob for planning, organizing and scheduling an effective and positive results-producing training event at Union Gas in Chatham, Ontario.  I also would like to thank our instructor for a well-prepared and delivered training session, and for his efficient, professional and friendly leadership during the training.

Great study guide

The one I used great study guide, videos and extra material. I recommend this to everybody.

Utility / CP Inspector

I recently took the In Person API 1169 Pre Course in Beaumont, Tx.  I took the API 1169 test one week later and passed with flying colors.  If your concerned about passing dont chance it.  Go into the test knowing your going to pass!   Thanks for prepairing me Velocity, Chad

Real Customer Service

A big thanks to Jessica who helped me immensely whenever I called with a question. It was so nice being able to talk to a real person and get issues resolved. What a blessing.

An Amazing Job!

I would like to take a moment to thank our instructor. He did an amazing job with this prep course. I learned so much, he is a great instructor. I would highly reccomend this course, to anyone interested. Velocity provided us a very hands on instructor, that is accessible  step by step to support you any way possible! 

Velocity API 1169 Class - Highly Recommended

I would highly recommend this class. Thanks to our instructor  in Denver Colorado for all your  help in the class and outside the class with all my questions..I learned alot. Oh yeah I passed the test today!!! Thanks again.

Senior Inspector at TD Williamson

Thank you for your efforts by all staff. At first glance, considering all the codes and material that need to be reviewed , it can seem a bit over whelming, but you kept it in a methodical approach. Thank you!

Very informative!

The classroom training was good, very informative exactly what I expected....Thanks again.

I truly recommend this training class!

I truly recommend this class. We had a great instructor (Beaumont, TX class) and the information he focused on helped tremendously when I took my test. Oh, by the way, I passed. If you call, ask for Jessica (a manager) and tell them I sent ya. 

Preliminary Pass!

I received a preliminary pass on my exam. Thank you!

1169 Training Denver, Colorado, 1/12-14/17

Training was excellent! I received a preliminary pass after the test 1/30/17. Velocity provided an " excellent " instructor and Jessica (the account manager) was very helpful with any questions or concerns.

Helped me tremendously!

I took the test on November 14th and passed. I feel the course helped me tremendously!

Couldn't have passed with you!

I got a preliminary pass. I honestly don't think I would have passed without your training! Thank you.

Course Delivered On All Claims

Balancing a heavy workload (70 hrs/week), and studying entire Codes and Standards for a certification exam don't mix. The VTES API 1169 Prep Course afforded me the option to study at my own pace, according to down times in my schedule. After successfully passing the API 1169 exam, I can say the following: the course's content was relevant, digestible, and current. When you get to the point that you can successfully pass the provided practice exams, you are likely prepared to pass the API 1169. Thanks Velocity!

A Better Inspector

The moment you realize you are a better inspector by taking this class. I enjoyed the attention and passion that was shown to make sure we all knew the material. The instructor was willing to stay late and go over any and all material, that is something you never find. I would recommend Velocity to anyone who is serious about learning and passing the exam. Hands down the best training I've ever been to. 

1169 - In Depth & On track!

Awesome training that was in depth and on track. Great instructor.

Really like the pace!

I really like the ability to be able to go back over the lessons as many times as I want to. A few times I had questions but the chat feature in the courses let me get my answers quickly. I feel comfortable with taking my time instead of feeling all zombie-like after going to a short class plus it really helps because sometimes I don't want to study but know VTES gives me plenty of time. I am doing the 6 month course because I am taking my exam in April next year. Thanks!

API 1169 Course - Excellent!

Thank you to the Velocity training team for proving this excellent course. It helped a great deal with the exam preparation!

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