Our instructors are world class and bring over fifty (50) years of combined experience in all aspects of the inspection industry. We will inspire, instruct and educate students who seek greater knowledge within the inspection industry. Individuals will be given the tools to begin mastering their profession or simply prepare them for their next exam. Our classes have been designed for entry level or seasoned industry professionals. 

Let's take a closer look at our qualified instructors.

Ernie Crabtree

Ernie has over thirty (30) years of experience in the refining and petrochemical industry. Throughout his career he has excelled in all aspects of mechanical integrity.  Ernie has been an API/ASME instructor for both Schindler & Associates and CodeWest (when owned by John Richardson).  

In addition, Ernie is an ASNT NDT Level III with supplemental certification as an NDT Auditor. As such, he has developed and maintained multiple training programs.  Ernie started his career at Phillips Petroleum Company where he became an owner/user inspector.  After eleven (11) years of service, he was recruited as a mechanical integrity consultant for Schindler & Associates where he ultimately became an Technical trainer/instructor.  Ernie is currently the General Manager of an Independent Inspection Organization based out of Oklahoma.


Areas of Expertise


*     API/ASME Code knowledge

*     Pressure Vessel design and fabrication

*     Piping System design and fabrication

*     Storage Tank design and fabrication

*     Non-destructive Testing

*     Weld Inspection and testing

*     Mechanical Integrity programs

*     API/ASME Technical Trainer 

*     ASNT SNT-TC-1A Technical Trainer

Richard Burrow

With over twenty-one (21) years’ experience in the refinery and petrochemical industry, Richard Burrow has successfully completed over seventy (70) plant shutdowns on five (5) Continents in nearly every type of process unit. He also brings over six (6) years of on-stream inspection experience in many refineries and oil fields including the world famous, Permian basin.

Areas of Expertise

*    API Exam Preparation Classes

*    Field Training Visual Inspectors

*    Repair Recommendations

*    Turnarounds/Expansions

*    Maintenance Inspections

*    Mechanical Integrity

*    Industrial Coatings

*    Quality Assurance / Control Inspections

*    t-min and remaining life calculations 

*    Deficiency management

*    Root cause failure analysis 

Pictured- Richard (left) Ernie (right)

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