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Prerequisities for Navsea Basic Paint Inspector NBPI

Prior to attending the NBPI course, you must provide information showing that you meet the minimum requirements. If SSPC is unable to verify the accuracy of any information reported, it may result in the rejection of your application. 


In order to qualify to take the NBPI, you must document a minimum of 2 years experience working on a Navy, Coast Guard or similar vessel

Work experience must be in one of the following areas:

  • Inspection of Coating Application on Navy, Coast Guard or similar vessels
  • Repairs, Surface Preparation and Application of marine coatings on Navy, Coast Guard or similar vessels
  • Project Management of Coatings Projects on Navy, Coast Guard or similar vessels
  • Coating Specification and/or Contract Development on Navy, Coast Guard or similar vessels
  • Coating Equipment and Material Supplier Technical Representative on Navy, Coast Guard or similar vessels
  • Failure Analysis of Coating on Navy, Coast Guard or similar vessels


The following item must be submitted to SSPC no later than two weeks before the scheduled course:

- SSPC NBPI Pre-Requisite Form

Send to:             

                  SSPC Training Coordinator                                               Phone: 412-281-2331 x2204

         40 24th Street, Sixth Floor                                                 Fax: 412-281-9995

         Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4656                                                Email: prereqs@sspc.org

 

Download and retain the following form for your records:

- SSPC NBPI DAC