The purpose of this paper is to present Petrobras experience in the activity of qualification and certification of inspectors of onshore pipelines, based on Petrobras standard N2776. N2776 structure showing inspector duties and responsibilities in the various stages of the construction and assembly of onshore pipelines is also presented as well as pre-requirements for qualification: education level, physical aptitude, professional experience and training. The scheme of theoretical and practical exams required for qualification is also detailed. The advantages and difficulties arising out of the use of certified labor for quality control activities is discussed and both technical and social aspects are approached.

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