Quality training in Nondestructive Testing for Oil Country Tubular Goods

About IPIA


Formed in 1977, the International Pipe Inspectors Association Inc., is a non profit organization for individuals and corporations engaged in the manufacture, use, and nondestructive evaluation of oilfield materials, or are manufacturers of equipment which is used in connection with such inspection.

 Executive Director: Brock Mackin, PE, NDT Instructor

Technical Consultant: Joe Mackin, ASNT Level iII

Take a look at what we have to offer

  • Train Personnel in the methodology of nondestructive evaluation of oilfield tubular goods (OCTG) and other materials that can be inspected with existing technology.
  • Providing training for inspection operations over the API Recommended Practices for the inspection of plain ended new tubular products.
  • Providing certificates of accomplishment for inspectors passing the IPIA courses.
  • Providing technical assistance to Member companies.
  • Providing technical support to Member company personnel for inquiries on problems that arise on the job.
  • Provide referrals from our Associate Member list who may be able to assist you with your equipment, service, supplies and consulting needs.


What we represent:

  • Dedicated solely to the betterment of the pipe inspection business.
  • Provide uniform technical, comprehensive training for technicians involved in pipe inspection.
  • Attempting to provide standardization and uniformity pipe inspection test results reporting.
  • Standardizing technician testing so you can be assured a quality uniform inspection job no matter what the location.


"To Promote Understanding throughout the industry
and provide training for inspection personnel"