Info about CIP and PCI
As we transition NACE and SSPC's programs to AMPP, we will keep you informed each step of the way. One decision made by the AMPP Transition Team related to inspectors is that, in the future, the CIP name (aka brand) will be used for the inspector program. This change will not happen immediately, because owners need time to adjust their specifications.
At this time, that is the only decision related to inspector certification -- what the certification examinations look like in the future has not been decided, and neither has the merger of CIP and SSPC's PCI cardholder levels. Those decisions are expected in the first quarter of 2021. Decisions related to training classes are managed separately but are expected to align to the decisions of the Transition Team utilizing the go-forward name of CIP. The education team is working currently to consolidate CIP and PCI materials under the CIP name. Again, this is a process, and global changes will not occur simultaneously or immediately, but incremental changes have already started to occur within AMPP Education. Detailed information will be conveyed to all CIP and PCI cardholders, the public, and owner-specifiers, in the 2nd quarter of 2021. If you have any questions, please visit our FAQ's page here or contact our First Service team here.