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API Q1 Quality Management System

At Texas Quality Assurance, we offer comprehensive services to support companies in achieving and maintaining compliance with API Q1, the quality management standard for manufacturing organizations in the oil and gas industry. Our core services, including TQA Cloud, Consultation, Fractional Quality Management, and Internal Audits, are specifically designed to help you meet the rigorous requirements of API Q1.

Is TQA right for your API Q1 Quality Management System?

TQA Cloud QMS Software

TQA Cloud is a robust QMS software that facilitates compliance with API Q1 standards. Key features include:

  • Document Control: Efficiently manage all quality documents with automatic version history, approval processes, and mobile access, ensuring compliance with API Q1 requirements.
  • QMS Management: Utilize tools for nonconformance reporting, Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPA), Approved Supplier List (ASL), audit management, engineering change notifications, and risk assessments to maintain a compliant quality management system.
  • Competence and Training: Track and manage training requirements for quality management, ensuring all employees are trained in relevant API Q1 practices.
  • Calibration and Maintenance: Ensure all equipment is regularly maintained and calibrated, meeting API Q1 standards for operational integrity.


Our Consultation Services are tailored to develop and enhance your quality management system in line with API Q1 standards. The Jump Start Consultation Package includes:

  • Gap Assessments: Identify and bridge gaps in your current quality practices, aligning them with API Q1 requirements.
  • Document Development: Create necessary processes, procedures, manuals, policies, and objectives tailored to your organization’s quality needs.
  • Integration with TQA Cloud: Seamlessly integrate consultation outcomes with TQA Cloud for enhanced compliance and efficiency.

Fractional Quality Management

Fractional Quality Management (FQM) offers ongoing support to ensure your quality management system remains compliant with API Q1. Our FQM services include:

  • Regular QMS Checkups: Monthly reviews of your quality management records to ensure continuous compliance with API Q1.
  • Advisory Support: Provide guidance on planning for audits, completing supplier and customer questionnaires, and addressing nonconformities.
  • Customizable Packages: Choose from various levels of support, including additional on-site or remote consultation days as needed.

Internal Audits

Internal Audits are crucial for maintaining API Q1 certification. Our audit services help ensure your quality management system is compliant and effective:

  • Experienced Auditors: Our team of qualified auditors conducts thorough internal audits to identify areas for improvement and ensure compliance with API Q1 standards.
  • Detailed Reporting: Receive comprehensive audit reports with actionable recommendations to enhance your quality management processes.
  • Continuous Improvement: Our audits focus not only on compliance but also on driving continuous improvement within your organization.

Why Choose Texas Quality Assurance?

By leveraging our core services, your company can effectively achieve and maintain API Q1 certification. Our integrated approach, combining TQA Cloud, Consultation, Fractional Quality Management, and Internal Audits, ensures your quality management system is robust, efficient, and continuously improving.

For more information on how we can support your API Q1 compliance, visit Texas Quality Assurance or contact us today. Let us help you streamline your quality management processes and ensure your business's success.

About the API Specification Q1

API's new edition of Specification Q1, Specification for Quality Management System Requirements for Manufacturing Organizations for the Petroleum and Natural Gas Industry, efficiently meets industry demands for an improved quality management system among manufacturing organizations. The new edition of Spec Q1 contains 85+ new requirements (over previous editions) and 5 new sections. Additional advantages of the new edition include an extended one-year implementation period; correlation charts highlighting differences between the 8th and 9th Editions; and close alignment with API Spec Q2 in order to facilitate quality requirements for organizations that have both Q1 and Q2 operations.

API Q1, similar to ISO 9001,  helps organizations ensure their customers consistently receive high quality products and service related product , which in turn brings many benefits, including satisfied customers, management, and employees. From customer satisfaction to reduction in operational costs including manufacturing defects an API Q1 management system is ideal for most any organization.  API Q1 is the foundation of the various API monogram programs well, while note explicitly required in all instance it forms a strong foundation for success.

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