Course - CIP Level 2

CIP Level 2 is a six-day course that focuses on advanced inspection techniques and specialized application methods for both steel and non-steel substrates, including concrete. The course provides in-depth coverage of:

  • surface preparation
  • coating types
  • inspection criteria
  • lab testing
  • failure modes for various coatings, including specialized coatings and linings

    Certification Awarded

    Upon successful completion of the course and exams, an approved certification application (work experience) and qualification references, the student will be recognized as a NACE Coating Inspector Level 2 - Certified.

    NACE is recognized as an Authorized Provider of Continuing Education Units by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). To receive CEUs, participants are required to be engaged in the entire course and successfully pass the final exam. At the conclusion of the course you will be asked to complete a course evaluation.

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    Anyone who is interested in increasing his or her coating inspection knowledge, or wants to become NACE Coating Inspector Level 2–Certified, should attend this course.
    NACE CIP Level 2 training has one prerequisite: successful completion of NACE CIP Level 1 training.

    In order to obtain a NACE CIP Level 2 certification, the student must have all of the following: a current NACE CIP Level 1 certification, two years of verifiable coatings-related work experience, and a verified application – including references. The NACE CIP Level 2 certification application can be found at

    For additional questions about registering for a NACE CIP Level 2 course or becoming NACE CIP Level 1 or NACE CIP Level 2 certified, please contact our first service department at
    • Advanced corrosion theory
    • Environmental controls and advanced environmental testing
    • Centrifugal blast cleaning and water jetting equipment, standards, methods of use, and inspection concerns
    • Advanced nondestructive and destructive test instruments
    • Surface preparation, application and inspection of liquid-applied and thick barrier linings
    • Specialized application equipment including plural-component, electrostatic and centrifugal, and hot spray systems
    • Concrete coatings
    • Specialized coating techniques and application of non-liquid coatings
    • Coating survey techniques and procedures and common coating failure modes

    Schedule Summary
     Start TimeEnd Time
    Day 110:00 AM7:30 PM
    Day 28:00 AM7:30 PM
    Day 38:00 AM7:30 PM
    Day 48:00 AM7:30 PM
    Day 58:00 AM7:30 PM
    Day 68:00 AM5:00 PM