Course - CIP Level 1

CIP Level 1 is a six-day course that offers instruction on the technical and practical fundamentals of coating inspection work for structural steel projects. This course provides students with knowledge of coating materials and techniques for surface preparation and application that prepares the student to perform basic coating inspections using non-destructive techniques and inspection instrumentation.

Classroom instruction is comprised of lectures, discussions, group exercises and hands-on practical labs that teach the student how to perform basic inspection tests.

NACE is recognized as an Authorized Provider of Continuing Education Units by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In order for a learner to “Successfully Complete” a NACE course and thereby receive a Certificate of Completion and CEUs, the following criteria must be met:

   • Attend the entire course
   • Successfully pass each learning assessment for the course with a score of 70% or higher

Learning assessments include: a cumulative average quiz score and a practical exam..

For learners who do not meet the two criteria above, a retake of the course and the related learning assessments will be required, in order to receive a Certificate of Completion with CEUs and “Successfully Complete” the NACE course.

Disclaimer: This Certificate of Completion denotes successful completion of the NACE course, and should not be interpreted as the award of a NACE Institute Certification.

At the conclusion of the course you will be asked to complete a course evaluation.

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This course will benefit anyone interested in gaining a better understanding of coatings application and inspection including:

  • project engineers
  • quality assurance managers
  • contractors
  • technical sales representatives
  • blasters
  • paint applicators
  • maintenance personnel

  • Use of protective coatings to control corrosion
  • Corrosion fundamentals such as properties of a coating, coating classification, and modes of protection
  • Coating types and curing mechanisms
  • Coating specifications including service environments and coating life cycle
  • Surface preparation equipment, methods and standards for abrasive blasting, solvent cleaning and power and manual tool cleaning
  • Coating application by brush, roller, mitt, and conventional and airless spray
  • Role and responsibilities of the inspector including safety, ethics, and conflict prevention and decision making
  • Inspection procedures and quality control
  • Purpose and content of a pre-job conference
  • Test instruments for measurement of environmental or ambient conditions
  • Non-destructive test instruments
  • Testing for non-visible contaminants
  • Quality control issues, recognizing design and fabrication defects and coating failure modes
  • Material safety data sheets (MSDS) and product technical data sheets
  • Purpose and content of log book and report documentation

  • CIP Level 1 Online Course Manual
  • CIP1 Student Manual
Schedule Summary
 Start TimeEnd Time
Day 18:00 AM6:00 PM
Day 28:00 AM6:00 PM
Day 38:00 AM6:00 PM
Day 48:00 AM6:00 PM
Day 58:00 AM6:00 PM
Day 68:00 AM3:30 PM