API Q1/Q2/Monogram licenses are issued by the American Petroleum Institute after a rigorous evaluation of the company’s quality management system and processes. Obtaining these licenses companies must meet the API’s QMS requirements and complete the application process . However, prior to application the facility need ensure the below steps are made available.

  • To apply for API Q1/Q2 or Monogram certification, there are several prerequisites that must be met. These include:
  • Quality Management System (QMS) implementation: The organization must have a well-defined QMS in place that meets API Q1 or API Q2 requirements documented and implemented for at least 4Months. Prior to application.
  • Internal Audits: The organization must conduct internal audits of its QMS to ensure that it is meeting API Q1 or API Q2 requirements.
  • Corrective and Preventive Action (CAPA): The organization must have a system in place to identify, document, and take corrective and preventive actions for any non-conformances.
  • Facility Applying for monogram , Should have the Product Specification ,the organization must have clear and concise product specifications that meet API Monogram product requirements.
  • Manufacturing Process Controls that the organization must have effective process controls in place to ensure that its products are consistently manufactured to meet API Monogram requirements and design packages for products as required by API advisory.
  • Demonstrate the capability of product including design , manufacturing , testing and Inspection requirements , the organization must have a system in place to ensure that all products are properly tested and inspected to meet API Monogram requirements.
  • By meeting these prerequisites, an organization can apply for API Q1/Q2 or Monogram certification and demonstrate its commitment to quality and customer satisfaction.

API Monogram Perquisites :

Additional to program requirements , it is possible for an organisation to apply only for an API Monogram license without obtaining API Q1 certification. However, it is important to note that fulfilling API Q1 requirements is a prerequisite for the API Monogram Program, and without meeting API Q1, an organisation cannot apply for an API Monogram license. In other words, an organisation that applies for an API Monogram license only still needs to fulfils the API Q1 requirements as a prerequisite for the API Monogram Program.

API Q1 is a quality management system (QMS) standard that outlines the process requirements for organisations start from sales , design, develop, manufacture, testing , purchasing process or handling and preservation of the products and services for the petroleum and natural gas industry, including risk assessment, traceability, and documentation control.
API Monogram defines the product specification that needs to be fulfilled by manufacturers, and if an organisation meets the requirements, they can mark the API Monogram on the products that meet specific requirements. Therefore, an organisation can choose to apply for either API Q1 certification or API Monogram license based on their specific requirements. However, if they want to apply for an API Monogram license, they will still need to meet the API Q1 requirements as a prerequisite.

How to apply for an API Q1/Q2/Monogram license?

To apply for an API Q1/Q2/Monogram license, you will need to follow the API’s application process. Here are the general steps you can take:

1. Review the API requirements to ensure that your company meets the criteria for the license you are seeking.
2. Obtain a copy of the API’s license application form for the license you are seeking. You can find the application form on the American Petroleum Institute’s website or by contacting the or Qualified API consultant can guide .
3. Complete the application through. API mycert portal ,with accurate and detailed information about your company and its quality management system.
4. Submit the completed application form to the API, along with any required documentation and payment of the licensing fee.
5. The API will review your application and may request additional information or clarification.
6. If your application is approved, the API will schedule an on-site audit of your company’s facilities and quality management system.
7. After the on-site audit, the API will review the audit report and determine if your company meets the API’s requirements for the license.
8. If your company meets the requirements, the API will issue the Q1/Q2/Monogram license.

Timeline for obtaining an API Q1/Q2/Monogram License

Generally, the timeline for obtaining an API license can range from a few months to a year or more. The timeline can be affected by factors such as readiness of its quality management system, complexity of the company’s operation, API’s audit schedule. Companies seeking an API license should carefully prepare and plan ahead to ensure they have enough time to meet the requirements and complete the application process.

Hire a Consultant:

In conclusion, getting a license is a rigorous process that requires companies to meet a range of quality management system and process requirements. By working with a reputable API consultancy, companies can expedite the process of obtaining an API Q1/Q2/Monogram license and demonstrate their commitment to quality and reliability in the industry.