CIP L1 (Coating Inspection Program, Level 1) 

June 27  - July 02, 2022; Baku, Azerbaijan


CIP Level 1 is a six-day course that offers a full 60 hours of instruction on the technical and practical fundamentals of coating inspection work for structural steel projects.

*Please note that the SSPC PCI Level 1 course is being merged with the CIP Level 1 course to create a combined course that reflects the best of both programs

Course Highlights


  • Recognize how corrosion forms and the role protective coatings play in preventing corrosion
  • Describe the role of the inspector as it applies to responsibilities, authority, safety, ethics, communication, and decision-making
  • Differentiate surface preparation equipment, methods, and standards for solvent cleaning, hand/power tool cleaning, wet/dry abrasive blasting, and waterjetting
  • Identify quality control issues, recognizing design and fabrication defects and coating failure modes
  • Recognize coating types, modes of protection, and curing mechanisms
  • Differentiate coating application by type, including brush, roller, airless, conventional, and plural component spray
  • Utilize job specifications, safety/product data sheets, and a variety of inspection report documentation
  • Perform non-destructive inspection procedures for environmental conditions, visible/nonvisible contaminants, surface profile, film thickness, and holiday detection under the supervision of a qualified inspector
  • Comply with the AMPP Coating Inspector Code of Conduct


Who should attend?

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

  • Contractors
  • Technical Sales representatives
  • Blasters
  • 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



 Language of Training: English

How to achieve certification

Enroll and complete course requirements

Successful completion CIP Level 1 Course

Successful completion of the Ethics for the Corrosion Professional course or an equivalent training


Certification Awarded:

Upon successful completion of the course and exams, the students will be certified as a NACE Certified Coating Inspector - Level 1.


Course Pricing

  • 2970$ + 18% VAT– NACE Member Rate
  • 2970$ + 18% VAT – Non Member Rate

If you would like to attend these courses, please write us for an application form [email protected]

Dress Code

  • There are strict lab day dress code requirements for this AMPP course. The fifth day of the class is typically lab day. Before being transported to the lab location, the instructors will inspect each student to ensure they have adhered to the lab day dress code. The dress code must be followed by students and instructors alike. Please see the following acceptable and not acceptable attire for lab day: The following is acceptable:
  • Long Sleeved Shirts
  • Trousers
  • Steel Toe Boots or Industrial Shoe Covers


Not acceptable:

  • Tank tops
  • Shorts
  • Open Toed Shoes (such as sandals)
  • Tennis Shoes (running shoes)


If you have any question, please send to [email protected]




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