Course - Nuclear Power Plant Training for Coating Inspectors


This course provides coating inspectors an understanding of the requirements, methods, and means to conduct inspections inside the various areas of nuclear power plants.

There are no prerequisites to attend the training course; however, NACE CIP Level 1 Certification is recommended. Those who successfully complete the course examination but do not qualify for certification receive a certificate of attendance and a grade letter.

To achieve certification, NACE CIP Level 1 Certification is required, along with documented work experience with coatings focused projects for a nuclear power plant.

Quote from experienced inspector: “Just because you have inspection skills and can pass background checks, doesn’t mean you can work in nuclear power plants.” This course will prepare you!

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 may include: a cumulative average quiz score, a practical exam, and/or a written 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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  • NPP quality assurance managers
  • Qualified coating inspectors (minimum CIP Level 1 for certification) who want to perform inspections in nuclear power plant facilities
  • Inspection firms - qualified inspectors and managers
  • Coating manufacturers sales representatives and technical representatives
  • Architectural Engineering Firms - personnel involved in coating inspection and evaluation
  • Coating contractors
  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission (U.S.) - personnel involved in coating evaluation
  • Nuclear power plant workers (non-inspectors) who need to understand what coating inspectors look for – painter supervisors
There are no prerequisites to attend the training course; however, NACE CIP Level 1 Certification is recommended.

To achieve certification, NACE CIP Level 1 Certification is required, along with documented work experience with coatings focused projects for a nuclear power plant.

Course highlights include, but are not limited to:
  • Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) operations, work procedures and industry terms.
  • Industry organizations that regulate NPPs
  • U. S. Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 10 CFR 50 for Nuclear Power Plants, and NRG Regulatory Guides
  • Industry and plant-specific ANSI and ASTM standards and how they relate to coating inspections
  • The purpose, criteria, and type of qualified NPP coating
  • Security and safety issues
  • Unique requirements of work in a nuclear power plant
  • Surface preparation and application specific to the various service level areas in a nuclear facility
  • Requirements, methods and mean to conduct inspections inside various areas of a NPP
  • Coating condition assessments for Coating Service Level 1 (CSL1) areas
  • CIP Nuclear Manual on CD
  • CIP Nuclear Manual
Schedule Summary
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Day 58:00 AM5:00 PM