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Navigating NAVSEA Standard Item 009-32 (009-32)

Level: Basic
Duration: 1 Day (8 Hours)
Includes: Written Exam
Class Times: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost: Member - $395, NonMember - $595
Credits: 0.8 CEUs
Certification Term: n/a
Prerequistes: No

How to Register:

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Course Description

This one-day course describes the naval ship cleaning and painting requirements found in NAVSEA Standard Item 009-32. It covers the cleanliness, surface preparation, coating application requirements, and system application instructions for various Navy vessels. Requirements of referenced standards are also reviewed.

Course Content

  • Introduction to NAVSEA Standard Item 009-32
  • Surface Preparation Criteria
  • Coating Application Criteria
  • Inspection and Documentation Criteria
  • Tables 1 through 9 – Criteria for Options for Different Specific Vessel Areas
  • Summary of Industry Standards Referenced in NAVSEA Standard Item 009-32

Benefits of Attending

After attending this course, you will be able to:

  • Navigate NAVSEA Standard Item 009-32
  • Use the criteria it presents to accomplish the painting requirements outlined for U.S. Navy surface ships, submarines, and aircraft carriers

Course Format

Each participant will receive a comprehensive manual that includes references for additional reading, and copies of relevant handouts, standards, and regulations. The written exam is a one-hour exam that consists of 25 multiple-choice questions. To receive a certificate and CEUs, you must attend all 8 hours of the course and attain at least 70% on the exam. The class includes lectures and exercises that give students practice in searching for information in ASTM F718 PDS and the NAVSEA Standard Item 009-32 itself.

Who Should Attend

Those coating contractors, inspectors, and suppliers who need to gain a better understanding of NAVSEA.

Already completed the Navigating NAVESEA Standard Item 009-32?

Check out the: NAVSEA Basic Paint Inspector (NBPI)

The NBPI course is a five-day QA course that was developed by Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) to train coatings inspectors to inspect critical coated areas as defined by US Navy policy documents. These areas include (but not limited to): cofferdams, decks for aviation and UNREP, chain lockers, underwater hull, bilges, tanks, voids, well deck overheads and others.

DoD Funded Training

Under the DoD Corrosion Prevention and Control Program, funding has been provided to train DoD, Army, Navy, Airforce and Coast Guard personnel in SSPC's 009-32 Course. For more information on how to take advantage of attending this course for free, click here.

Written Exam Retake Fee: $100 member; $200 non-member

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