• NACE equips society to protect people, assets and
    the environment from the adverse effects of corrosion.
Course - CIP Level 1

CIP Level 1 covers the technical and practical fundamentals of coating inspection work. Students will be prepared to perform basic coating inspections using non-destructive techniques and instrumentation. This course provides students with knowledge and application of coating materials, along with techniques for surface preparation.

Classroom instruction is comprised of lectures, discussions, group exercises and hands-on practical labs.

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Although specifically designed for coating inspector trainees, this course benefits anyone interested in gaining a better understanding of coatings application and inspection, including:
  • Program/project managers and engineers
  • Quality assurance/control managers
  • Contractors and specification writers
  • Coating manufacturers and technical sales representatives
  • Fabricators
  • Paint applicators, and blasters
  • Maintenance personnel

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Introduction to Coating Inspection (ICI) Industrial Coating Application e-Course (ICA) Math for the Coatings Professional Basic Corrosion or Basic Corrosion e-Course
Learning Objectives:
  • Give examples of corrosion fundamentals such as properties of a coating, coating classification and modes of protection
  • Recognize coating types and curing mechanisms
  • Recall coating specifications including service environments and coating life cycle
  • Differentiate surface preparation equipment, methods, and standards for abrasive blasting, solvent cleaning, and power and manual tool cleaning
  • Differentiate coating application by type, including brush, roller, mitt, and conventional and airless spray
  • Demonstrate inspection procedures
  • Describe the role of the inspector –as it applies to safety, ethics, conflict prevention, and decision making
  • Test for environmental or ambient conditions and nonvisible contaminants
  • Utilize non-destructive test instruments such as wet-film and dry-film thickness gauges and low and high voltage holiday detectors
  • Measure surface profile using replica tape and anvil micrometers, surface profile comparators, and digital surface profile gauges
  • Identify quality control issues, recognizing design and fabrication defects and coating failure modes
  • Utilize Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and product technical data sheets
  • Demonstrate the purpose and content of Logbook and report documentation

  • CIP Level 1 Online Course 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