NACE (AMPP) CIP LEVEL 2 COATING INSPECTOR PROGRAMSertifikalı Kaplama Enspektörlüğü CIP Level 2
Coating Inspector Program - Certified Coatings Inspector
The level 2 course focuses on advanced inspection techniques and specialized application methods for both steel and non-steel substrates including concrete.
Continue your education after taking the Level 2 course by obtaining a certified coatings inspector certification. An AMPP Certified Coatings Inspector certification sets you apart from your peers and puts you ahead of the basic coatings certified professionals.
The AMPP Certified Coatings Inspector credential is equivalent to the existing NACE CIP Level 2, and SSPC PCI Level 2 certification. The Certified Coatings Inspector certification is for inspectors responsible for performing and documenting non-destructive and destructive inspections of liquid and non-liquid coatings to any substrate in a shop setting or under the supervision of a Senior Certified Coatings Inspector when working in a field setting.
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. Taking the CIP Level 2 course is required to obtain a Certified Coatings Inspector certification.
To achieve the Certified Coatings Inspector certification, please see the requirements below. Certification candidates have four (4) years to complete all requirements, including a successful completion of the exam, and an approved application with the required work experience and education requirements.
Who should pursue and apply?
Basic Coatings Inspectors seeking Certified Coatings Inspector knowledge or certification who are/or 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
Course 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 and end of course exam
Successful completion of the course is required to earn a certificate of course completion. Requirements are specific to each course and may include a combination of attendance, daily assessments, activities, quizzes, or knowledge checks. A practical exam is administered at the end of the course. Successful completion of the exam is required to earn a certificate of completion.
An approved recertification application is required every 3 years. The work experience requirement for renewals for all certifications is one and half (1.5) years for the most recent three (3) year period. Additionally, some certifications have other requirements related to responsibility in charge.
As you prepare for renewal, please visit My Certification Portal to log and manage your work experience and Professional Development Hours (PDH’s) needed. Your work experience and PDH’s will be submitted as part of your renewal application but you can input PDH’s at any time. See the certification renewal guide for PDH’s requirements, our sample training PDH guide, and our PDH how-to videos.
Certification holders are required to pay a non-refundable processing fee for renewal.
NOTE: AMPP reserves the right to return any incomplete applications or those that do not meet the requirements. All application fees are non-refundable. To avoid processing delays or forfeiture of fees, please ensure that the application is complete, meets all the requirements and payment has been received.
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