COURSE NAME:API TES 2015/2016: Tank Entry Supervisor Certification Preparatory


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This API Individual Certification Examination is designed to identify applicants possessing the

required knowledge to serve as tank entry supervisors. API certified Tank Entry Supervisors

must have knowledge of planning and preparation to address potential hazards and achieve safe

work conditions during tank entry, ventilation, conducting work and completing the job. This

includes knowledge of storage tanks & their construction. Emphasis is placed on entry into

aboveground petroleum storage tanks and work associated with tank cleaning. The examination

includes subject matter from API Standards, government regulations and additional publications

indicated in the cited references. Candidates are given eight hours to complete the examination.

Questions for the examination are multiple-choice with open and closed book sections.



This third-party certification program qualifies participants as having the minimum knowledge,

experience and skills needed to safely perform duties required by tank entry supervisors. Scope of

knowledge includes proper management of petroleum storage tank entry and maintenance work

including tank decommissioning, isolation, ventilation, atmospheric testing and analysis, work

permitting, OSHA Confined Space regulatory requirements, emergency response and tank

recommisioning. Program is based primarily on the practices and procedures defined in API

Standards 2015 and 2016. The overall objective for this ICP is to enhance the quality and

competency of tank entry and maintenance activities, to minimize the risks of confined space

hazards and to improve the overall safety performance of tank maintenance operations. Like all

other API's Individual Certification Programs it is a voluntary program.


API Publications:

  • API 2015 - Safe Entry and Cleaning of Petroleum Storage Tanks, Planning and Managing Tank Entry From Decommissioning Through Recommissioning
  • API 2016 - Guidelines and Procedures for Entering and Cleaning Petroleum Storage Tanks
  • API 2026 - Safe Access/Egress Involving Floating Roofs of Storage Tanks in Petroleum Service
  • API Pub. 2207 - Preparing Tank Bottoms for Hot Work
  • API Pub. 2219 - Safe Operation of Vacuum Trucks in Petroleum Service


ACGIH (American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists) Publication Threshold Limit Values [TLVs® ] for Chemical Substances and Physical Agents In the Work Environment and Biological Exposure Indices [BEIs® ], 2008 Edition


29 Code of Federal Regulations (29 CFR) Parts 1910 & 1926:

    • CFR 1910.38 Employee Emergency Plans and Fire Prevention Plans
    • CFR 1910.132-138 Subpart I - Personal Protective Equipment
    • CFR 1910.146 Permit-Required Confined Spaces
    • CFR 1910.147 Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout)
    • CFR 1910.1000 (and following) Subpart Z "Toxic and Hazardous Substances"
    • CFR 1910.1200 Hazard Communication
    • CFR 1926.400-.449 Subpart K - Electrical


  • OSHA 3088 How to Plan for Workplace Emergencies and Evacuations - 2001 (Revised)
  • OSHA 3151-12R Personal Protective Equipment - Revised 2003
  • OSHA 3138-01R Permit-Required Confined Spaces - Revised 2004
  • OSHA 3120 Control of Hazardous Energy [Lockout/Tagout] - 2002 (Revised)
  • OSHA 3111 Hazard Communication Guidelines for Compliance - 2000 (Reprinted)
  • OSHA 3084 Chemical Hazard Communication - 1998 (Revised)
  • OSHA 3075 Controlling Electrical Hazards - 2002 (Revised)
  • OSHA 2254 Training Requirements in OSHA Standards and Training Guidelines - 1998 (Revised)
  • OSHA 3007 Ground-Fault Protection on Construction Sites - 1998 (Revised)
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