Pipeline Installation for Inspectors

Pipeline Installation for Inspectors is an online, self-paced video training course. Course materials are aimed at inspectors– from new to experienced. It covers cut-and-cover pipelines for water, sewers, storm drains, and culverts. It does not include any information for pipelines carrying petroleum products.


  • 14 hours of video instruction
  • 17 modules (from 30 to 60 minutes long)
  • Available for computers, tablets, and smartphones
  • Inspection checklists
  • Quizzes
  • PDHs (Professional Development Hours)
  • Certificate of completion
  • Free book Trench and Excavation Safety by Jon Preston ($49 value- not an e-book). Mailed to you.
  • Free copy of book Pipeline Installation 2.0 by Amster Howard ($125 value- not an e-book). Mailed to you.
  • The book Pipeline Installation 2.0 serves as the class notes. Topics parallel the chapters. The material uses numerous photographs, videos, and case histories.

The fee is $999 for individuals. Sign up at: http://pipe.thinkific.com

There is a 20% discount for signing up 10 or more students. Email [email protected] with any questions.

For more detailed information, check out https://youtu.be/a68EOyKmwVk


From Charles Erwin, PE (Texas), CCM, Freese and Nichols, Inc., Fort Worth, TX

The Pipeline Installation for Inspectors course is a great reference and tool. The presentations provide valuable context for several pipeline installation topics with a focus on improving quality. The on-demand nature of the course allows the audience to participate in this training in bite-sized pieces (a real value for a refresher or review of a topic prior to addressing it in the field).

From Scott Hakes, King County WA

I’ve been a heavy/civil construction inspector for over 30 years. I enjoyed this training, learned some things, and was a little disappointed when it ended.

Course Testimonials

Fantastic course!

This course provided a thorough introduction and walk through of construction methods that have proved very beneficial to my work at a municipal utility. Highly recommend this course for inspectors, engineers, and construction managers/crews.

Austin Pearcy

Easy Way to Get Comfortable

Fast and easy way to get comfortable with proper pipeline installation and inspections.

Tom Hale

I Appreciate the Knowledge I Gained

Everything I reviewed and had a chance to look over and learn was on point. I appreciate the knowledge that I gained at the time of finishing the course. All information will be used in the field to help me grow and also to show me what I need to look for on my job site.

Roderick Jones

Great Instructor

A great instructor and course for pipeline designers/engineers! This course consists of combined theoretical and practical cases to learn how to install pipelines. Very organized and understandable!  Great job!

Atousa Plasied

Very Helpful to Build a Solid Foundation

As a new employee and someone new to water resources, this course was very helpful to build a solid foundation for future designs and inspections.

Endrit Shabani