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Certified Coatings Inspector / CIP Level 2 Certification

Certified Coatings Inspector / CIP Level 2 Certification

CIP Level 2 Course
Completing the Coating Inspector Program (CIP) Level 2 Course is the first step to earning the Certified Coatings Inspector Certification. The CIP Level 2 Course provides instruction on documenting and performing non-destructive and destructive inspections, as well as inspection of different surfaces and non-liquid coatings.

A Certified Coatings Inspector can perform coating inspections on any substrate using nondestructive and destructive testing for liquid and non-liquid coatings under indirect supervision of a Senior Certified Coatings Inspector.

Who should pursue and apply?
Basic Coatings Inspectors seeking Certified Coatings Inspector knowledge or certification and will be responsible for performing and documenting non-destructive/destructive inspections of liquid and non-liquid coatings to any substrate in a shop or field setting, under the supervision of a Senior Certified Coatings Inspector.

CIP Level 2 Course

Classroom instruction is comprised of lectures, discussions, group exercises, and hands-on labs. Students will also participate in case studies based on real-life situations that focus on problem solving and team dynamics related to the inspection process.

Learning objectives

  • Explain advanced corrosion theory as it applies to the role of cathodic protection when used with coatings
  • Identify types of environmental controls and inspection concerns associated with the use of digital electronic hygrometers, data loggers, and wind speed monitors
  • Identify standards, methods of use, and inspection concerns for centrifugal blast cleaning and water-jetting equipment
  • Recognize the importance of surface preparation, application, and inspection of liquid-applied and thick barrier linings
  • Utilize destructive coating inspection equipment, such as adhesion and hardness testers, pH meters and ultrasonic thickness and eddy-current dry film thickness gauges
  • Recognize the methods of use, standards, and inspection concerns for specialized application equipment including plural-component, electrostatic and centrifugal, and hot spray systems
  • Recall concrete coating techniques, concerns and test instruments used for inspection
  • Identify specialized coating techniques and application of non-liquid coatings including powdered coatings, spray metalizing, hot-dip galvanizing and automated coatings application
  • Distinguish between different coating survey techniques, procedures, and common coating failure modes
  • Describe maintenance coating operations, as well as health and safety concerns in relations to the inspector’s work conditions

Course completion

To receive a training Certificate of Completion and continuing education units (CEUs) students must attend the entire course and successfully pass each learning assessment, including the hands-on practical exam given on the last day of class.

Course prerequisites

Successful completion of CIP Level 1 course