Inspectors are certified through AMPP, the Association for Materials Protection and Performance, which is a global community of professionals dedicated to materials protection through the advancement of corrosion control and protective coatings.
Candidates for certification must be experts in all aspects of coating inspection, including surface preparation, coating types, inspection criteria, lab testing, and failure modes for various coatings, including specialized coatings and linings.
Basic Coatings Inspector
CIP (Certified Coatings Inspector) Level 1
The technical and practical fundamentals of coating inspection work are covered in this program. Students will be equipped to conduct basic coating inspections using non-destructive techniques and instrumentation.
CIP 2 Training
Certified Coatings Inspector
CIP Level 2
Advanced inspection techniques and specialized application methods for steel and non-steel substrates, including concrete, are the primary focus of the level 2 program. These skill sets ensure you are well prepared as a Certified Coatings Inspector (CIP).
CIP 3 Training
Senior Certified Coatings Inspector
CIP Level 3
Candidates for this certification must be experts in all aspects of coating inspection, including surface preparation, coating types, inspection criteria, lab testing, and failure modes for various coatings, including specialized coatings and linings.
Senior Certified Coatings Inspector –
The AMPP Senior Certified Coatings Inspector credential is equivalent to the NACE CIP Level 3, and SSPC PCI Level 3 certification. This certification is for coating inspectors who aim to be recognized as leaders in the Coatings Inspection field.
Senior Certified Coatings Inspectors are:
Highly experienced in surface preparation, cleanliness, environmental conditions, test instruments, coating mixtures, and safety concerns
Capable of undertaking non-destructive and destructive inspections of liquid and non-liquid coatings applied to any substrate without supervision
Skilled and possess technical knowledge and problem-solving abilities to address issues that arise on the job site and are capable of supervising Basic Coatings Inspectors and Certified Coatings Inspectors
After completing requirements, a Senior Certified Coatings Inspector can undertake unsupervised non‐destructive and destructive inspections of liquid and non‐liquid coatings applied to any substrate. They have proven technical knowledge and the ability to communicate issues that may arise on site and are capable of supervising basic and intermediate inspectors.
Inspection services are performed by our NACE Level III Coatings Inspector to ensure the coatings specifications of your project are met.
Inspection work includes observation and testing of the surfaces prepared and finished by our crews. Detailed reports are provided which provide both an overview of the project quality and the detailed technical results of any observations and testing performed.
All inspection reports conform to NACE and SSPC standards and requirements.
While many painting companies throughout Ontario boast “quality coatings services”, few have the technical knowledge, experience and certification to adequately diagnose and solve corrosion issues, surface preparation, and coatings solutions.
For a detailed site inspection and coatings recommendation for your facility, please contact us today.
Skilled professionals quickly get your industrial painting
project done right the first time and reduce your downtime!
No matter how rusty, greasy, dirty, grimy or difficult the access might be… You just have to point to what you want painted and we will apply the exact coating system so that your investment not only looks great, but will be long lasting.