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Protective Coatings Inspector Program (PCI)

The PCI Level 2 Program meets ASTM International standard D3276 “Standard Guide for Painting Inspectors“ and has been approved by the following commercial shipping classification societies, as equivalent to NACE Coating Inspector Level 2 and FROSIO Inspector Level III in accordance with the IMO Performance Standard for Protective Coatings and IACS CSR:

Note: The SSPC Course  Fundamentals of Protective Coatings C1 is strongly recommended as prerequisite for anyone taking the Protective Coatings Inspector Program (PCI).

PCI Program Levels

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The PCI Program is Specified by:

  • The SSPC PCI course meets the requirements of 3.3.1 of SSPC-QP 1 
  • Approved certification under the NAVSEA Standard Item 009-32


SSPC PCI Program is available through the following SSPC licensed training providers.

International Offerings of PCI

SSPC Holds PCI Programs in the following countries, if you would like to speak to one of our local representatives about the PCI Programs in these countries you can contact:

Indonesia &


Abdul Rashid
  Bani(Abdul) Quim


  Patrick Tan



Malaysia              Sara Badami                      badami@sspc.org                        
Bonifacio Pangan precsphil@yahoo.com 
Thailand         Kevin Yeo                 kevin@arkcothailand.com
Vietnam          Nguyen Tin                 nguyen-tin@tinduc.com.vn


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KTA Nuclear Coatings Inspection Course

This program is endorsed by SSPC.

 KTA’s Nuclear Coatings Inspection Course offers four and one-half consecutive days of interactive, hands-on training for nuclear facility owners, engineers, nuclear coatings inspectors, nuclear inspection supervisors, QA and QC personnel, and coating contractors who work in existing and new facilities. The course provides the essential, nuclear-related instructional elements referenced in the ASME and ASTM standards for the plant certification of Level 1 nuclear coatings inspection personnel. 

For more information on this program go to: