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Duration: 6 days

The CIP Level 1 course is an intensive presentation of the basic technology of coating application and inspection over a full 60 hours of personal instruction and practice.
This course provides both the technical and practical fundamentals for coating inspection work on structural steel projects. The course concludes with a practical (hands-on) examination. Students are also required to sit a theory examination after the course concludes through a Pearson VUE testing centre.

Who Should Attend:

Although specifically designed for coating inspector trainees, this course will benefit anyone interested in gaining a better understanding of coatings application and inspection including: project engineers, quality assurance managers, contractors, painters, technical sales representatives, blasters, paint applicators, and maintenance personnel.

Materials and Assessment:

Students will receive the CIP Level 1 Course Manual on CD-ROM prior to the start of course. A course manual will be provided to students on-site

Course highlights:

  • Coatings Introduction
  • Curing Mechanisms
  • Role of the Inspector
  • Environmental Test Instruments
  • Inspection Procedures
  • Non-destructive Test Instruments
  • Coating Specifications
  • Documentation
  • Application Procedures
  • Surface Preparation and Standards
  • Coating Failures
  • Field Lab
  • Pre-job Conference
  • MSDS and Product Data Sheet Review
  • Logbook Documentation
  • Measurement of Ambient Conditions
  • Team Exercises/Case Studies
  • Non-destructive Testing and Inspection


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Please note the Theory examination for this course is taken separately after the completion of the course through a Pearson VUE Testing Centre, waiting times for an appointment may apply.

  • December 2, 2019 - December 7, 2019
    8:00 am - 6:00 pm