Structure your professional development with ROSEN’s Competency Standards Manual for Pipeline Integrity Management

Our team has been working diligently since 2015 to develop effective solutions for enhancing pipeline integrity skills. We have recognized the significant importance of having a transparent and well-defined process for measuring and evaluating the skills and levels of competence in the pipeline industry. As a result, we collaborated with industry experts and members of the Qualification Panel for the Pipeline Industry (QPPI) to create the industry's first Competency Standards Manual for Pipeline Integrity Management.

The Competency Standards Manual, spanning over 285 pages, presents 42 competencies across four well-defined levels of knowledge- awareness, foundation, practitioner, and expert. These standards establish the minimum requirements for engineers working on different tasks and levels and provide a structured approach that helps in assessing and maintaining competencies. In addition, the manual serves as the basis for our 70+ training courses and various examinations.

Competence, as defined in the manual, requires a combination of skills, knowledge, experience, and behavior. Each competence is assessed and evaluated to ensure qualification, with the manual outlining the subject matter, level, and specific skills and knowledge required for each competency. The manual also specifies pre-requisites, co-requisites, and recommended training, mentoring, and experience to help individuals acquire the necessary competencies.


Assess your skills with our framework

By using the Competency Standards Manual as a self-evaluation tool, you can assess your skill level based on the competencies and determine your expertise on various subjects, such as integrity, risk, inspection, engineering, corrosion, and materials. Discover our levels:

  • At the Awareness level, you will be aware of pipeline design (front-end engineering and detailed design), principle standards, and regulations and understand the basis of key contents of design standards, including design for strength and fatigue.

  • At the Foundation level, you will be able to discuss pipeline design (front-end engineering and detailed design) principles, standards, and regulations. You will be able to outline and summarise the basis of key contents of design standards, including design for strength and fatigue.

  • At the Practitioner level, you will be able to perform pipeline design (front-end engineering and detailed design) using differing standards and apply and employ the key concepts of design standards, including valves, crossings, bends, temperature effects, geo-technics, environmental impact, and fracture control.

  • At the Expert level, you can teach pipeline design (front-end engineering and detailed design) and rule on different standards and regulations. You will also be able to justify the bases of the key content of design standards.

Once you have completed your self-assessment, you can enhance your professional development by using the recommended tools in the manual or by exploring our training courses, which are based on predefined standards.


Get support for your integrity teams with our Education Consultants


Identifying the skills of your team, determining the required levels of training, and implementing a comprehensive competency framework can be a daunting task. However, our Education Consultancy Experts can help you simplify this process. We can provide a baseline assessment that offers a comprehensive insight into your team's level of competence in line with your objectives. Our subject matter experts lead the assessment, which may include:

  • A review of your organizational structure, including an evaluation of the current roles and responsibilities.

  • An analysis of your organization’s integrity management framework.

  • Competency-based interviews with your workforce to assess and evaluate your team's knowledge.

With the appraisal of your team, we provide recommendations training development programs to address any identified skill gaps. Our goal is to help you enhance your team's skills and achieve your organizational objectives.

Accelerate your growth with competency-based learning

Discover an extensive library of over 70+ courses that are specifically tailored to support you throughout the various stages of your career. Simply navigate to your skill level and chosen subject matter to unlock a wealth of technical courses that are designed to enhance your understanding and help you thrive in the fields of pipeline integrity, operation, inspection, and risk.

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 Tier 0: Industry Training

Keep on top of the latest topical trends with our Industry Training Courses.

These courses educate you on key pipeline integrity concepts through a variety of teaching styles, including expert-led and e-learning.



Tier 1: E-Learns (Awareness)

Start your competency training with our introductory courses designed to develop an understanding of core pipeline integrity topics. This training is delivered through our expertly designed, bite-sized e-learns, which allow you to fill skills gaps and enhance your performance at your own pace and at a time that suits you.


Tier 2: Certificate Programs (Foundation)

Validate your expertise with our live short courses delivered by subject-matter experts. With a mix of theory, practical learning, and collaboration, you'll gain a holistic understanding of the subject that will enable you to analyze and apply your knowledge.



Tier 3: ANAB Certificate Pathway (Foundation Plus)

Work towards achieving globally recognized credentials with our online blended learning programs, aligned with the requirements you need to take the assessment to obtain an American National Accreditation Board (ANAB) certification.

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