The API AOPL Guide to Learning provides recommendations to facilitate lesson learning. The Guide breaks down the basic functions of acquiring, transferring and changing into a learning process with six actions: Recognize, Share, Assess, Implement, Evaluate and Acknowledge.

Embracing actions of this Guide are a strong way to address the learning-related recommendations of a pipeline safety management system based on RP 1173. Like RP 1173, the recommendations of this Guide are intended to be flexible and scalable, based on a company’s size, structure and experience with structured learning systems.