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SSPC Releases New Fireproofing Inspector Course


April 16, 2019

Pittsburgh, PA, USA - SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings recently released a new online Fireproofing Inspector course developed in conjunction with Corrodere based on the demands of the passive fire protection industry.

The awareness of fireproofing requirements by code and building officials has increased over the years and brought to light a definitive need for proper inspection of applied materials. The Fireproofing Inspector Course is designed to meet this need by providing coatings inspectors with fundamental knowledge for the inspection of passive fire protection projects. The course focuses on the inspection tasks associated with thick film and thin film intumescent coatings as well as other forms of fire protection.

Flexibility has been built into the program allowing students to take it as either training or certification, depending on the experience of the candidate. To become certified, candidates must hold a recognized coating inspection certificate and have a strong understanding of surface preparation, anti-corrosion coatings and the use of a variety of inspection tools. The certification level includes access to the course and the available in-person exam, based on the candidate possessing a coating/painting certification such as SSPC PCI Level 1, SSPC BCI Level 1, SSPC NBPI, SSPC CCI Level 1, NACE CIP Level 1, ICORR Level 1, or Frosio Level 1. Candidates who don’t hold currently hold one of these credentials can take the online course and online quizzes and receive a certificate of training upon passing.

In addition to coating inspectors, the course can benefit personnel who have an interest in passive fire protection such as plant managers, asset owners, coating and fire protection suppliers, project engineers and specification writers.

The course will be offered online in English and Spanish to enable the maximum global impact.

For more information about the program, please visit http://www.sspc.org/trn-crs-fireproofinsp.