Coating Inspector Program - Level 1

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The Association for Materials Protection and Performance Coating Inspector Program - Level 1 1368 S Creek, Houston
TX 77084


After successfully obtaining a CIP Level 1 Certification, the basic inspector has "entry-level" knowledge of all referenced competencies. They can perform basic non‐destructive inspections of liquid coatings applied by brush, roller, or spray to steel surfaces under the supervision of a level 2 or 3 inspector when working in a shop setting or a level 3 inspector when working in a field setting. Classroom instruction is comprised of lectures, discussions, group exercises, and hands-on practical labs. Students will also participate in case studies and other activities designed to apply course concepts to the job site, avoid potential problems, strengthen the relationship between the inspector and other project team members, and how to balance job team recommendations while still enforcing the specification. Taking the CIP Level 1 Course is the first step to obtaining a Level 1 coating inspector certification. To achieve the Coating Inspector Program Level 1 certification, please see the requirements below. Coating Inspector Program - Level 1 Website


Oral or Written Exam Required? Yes

Renewal Required? Every 3 Year(s)

Renew through Continuing Educational Units(CEU)? Yes

Renew through Re-Examination? No

Renew through Continuing Professional Development(CPD)? No

Does applicant have choice of at least two options from above for renewal (CEU, CPD, or exam)? No