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Protective Coatings Inspector Program (PCI)


PCI Level 2 meets ASTM International standard D3276 “Standard Guide for Painting Inspectors“ and has been approved by Lloyd’s Register (Read the full news release ), RINA (read the full news release ), Bureau Veritas and the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), the world’s largest 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. (Read the full news release ) 

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

Licensed Providers

PCI is also available through SSPC licensed training providers, please contact them for their PCI schedules:

Insignia FZE                                                          Moody International                                                                           
Contact: Pradeep Radhakrishna                           Contact: Ms. Gui Xiaoxiang            
Phone: +9714 8813067                                         E-mail: Xiaoxing.gui@intertek.com
Fax: +9714 8813068                                              Location of Training: China
E-mail: wgarnet@eim.ae                                       Current Schedule  
Location of Training:                                          
Africa, Middle East, Indian Sub Continents          

Current Schedule                                             


Scicon Worldwide                                                                                                              
Contact: Gunnar Ackx                                 
Phone: +3250687051                                         
Fax: +0113250687052                                            
E-mail: ga@sciconworldwide.com 
Location of Training: Belgium
Contact Licensee for Schedule.

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                     

Bonifacio Pangan precsphil@yahoo.com 

Kevin Yeo                 kevin@arkcothailand.com

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: