Bolting Specialist Qualification Program
Learn to inspect, assemble, disassemble and tighten bolted joints in an effective and safe manner and demonstrate your capabilities to become an ASME qualified bolting specialist.
Bolts remain a critical component of the industrial world, supporting everything from bridges to pipelines, and are integral for the completion and continued function of any structure in which they are utilized. To avoid costly disasters from improperly installed or maintained bolts, ASME created the Bolting Specialist Qualification Program.
Designed to measure a bolter’s capacity to inspect, assemble, disassemble and tighten bolted joints in a safe and orderly manner, candidates will demonstrate their aptitude while proceeding through the Qualification Bolting Specialist courses derived from the PCC-1 Appendix A “Guidelines for Pressure Boundary Bolted Joint Assembly Personnel.”
The Bolting Specialist Qualification Program’s objective is to standardize the manner industrial professionals operate in the field, increasing workplace accountability, and setting a performance standard wherein accidents, hazards, and personal injury are drastically reduced.
*This qualification in no way determines an individual’s capacity to apply the general knowledge within a specific work environment. It remains the sole responsibility of the employer to determine competency for assigned workplace tasks. This is not a certification.
Successful candidates will have demonstrated the following programmatic competencies
Foundational Knowledge: Core Bolting Principles and Procedures
Four self-paced eLearning courses including "Principles of the Bolted Joint and ASM PCC-1", "Flanges, Fasteners and Gaskets", "Putting it Together/Taking it Apart", "Bolting Safety and Tool Handling."
Evidence: Bolting Specialist Application and Final Examination
After completing the four eLearning courses, attendees submit verification of at least 6 months of bolting experience and take the final exam. A 90% or better is required to pass.
Performance Assessment: Hands-On Instructor-Led Practical Learning and Skills Assessment
The final portion encapsulates the practical application of all prior lessons under the supervision of an ASME-approved trainer at an ASME-approved location for one day.
Becoming an ASME Member
Joining ASME is the most important connection a current or future Mechanical Engineer can make.