The API 571 Corrosion and Materials Certification is for engineers, inspectors, and industry specialists who want to understand damage mechanisms in the refining, petrochemical, pulp, and paper industries. The first step in maintaining safe and reliable equipment is to understand and correctly identify damage mechanisms. In order to apply API 510, API 570, API 653, API 580, API 581, and API 579 codes, quality assurance inspectors must be conversant with API 571. When assessing the remaining life of equipment, it is necessary to have a fundamental understanding of damage mechanisms. The training material in the API 571 course covers a wide range of damage processes.