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Contact Alexandre Racine
CFRIQC Training Director


The course and course materials are available in French and English


4 540.95 CAD (taxes included) 

*Prices are subject to change without notice

Completing the Coatings Inspector Program (CIP) Level 2 course is the first step in becoming certified as a Certified Coatings Inspector. The CIP Level 2 course provides instruction on documenting and performing non-destructive and destructive inspections, as well as inspecting different types of non-liquid surfaces and coatings.

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

Who should go ahead and apply?

Basic Coatings Inspectors seeking knowledge or certification as a Certified Coatings Inspector and will be responsible for performing and documenting non-destructive/destructive inspections of liquid and non-liquid coatings on any substrate in a workshop or on the field, under the supervision of a certified senior 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.

CIP Level 2 certification  
Certified Coating Inspector

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