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CIP Level 3 Certification  
Senior Coating Inspector

The AMPP Senior Coating Inspector credential is equivalent to the NACE CIP Level 3 and SSPC PCI Level 3 certification. This certification is intended for coatings inspectors who aim to be recognized as leaders in the field of coatings inspection. Certified Senior Coatings Inspectors are:

  • Highly experienced in surface preparation, cleanliness, environmental conditions, testing instruments, coating mixtures and safety issues

  • 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 resolve issues that arise on the job site and are able to supervise Basic Coatings Inspectors and Certified Coatings Inspectors

After meeting the requirements, a certified Senior 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 certified inspectors.

Who should go ahead and apply?

Certified coating inspectors wanting to become leaders in their field. The Senior Inspection Program certification is the highest level of Coating Inspector certification.

How to achieve the Senior Certified Coatings Inspector certification

 1. Meet work experience requirements

  • 5 years corrosion work experience in coatings.

  • Note: Please review the Accepted Work Experience Requirements

 2. Achieve certification requirements

  • Active certified Coatings Inspector Certification

  • Approved Senior Certified Coatings Inspector Application

    • Note: Application must be submitted at least 60 days prior to oral exam. Certification candidates must apply for this certification by submitting an on-line application which is subject to approval.

  • Successful completion of the Ethics for the Corrosion Professional course or an equivalent training

 3. Sit for the oral exam

  • Certification Exam - CIP Level 3 Oral Exam NACE-CIP3-001

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Contact Alexandre Racine
CFRIQC Training Director


The course and course materials are available in English


2 798,47$ CAD (taxes included) 

*Prices are subject to change without notice

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