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Concrete Coatings Inspector (CCI)
Level 1 & 2

Level: Advanced
Duration: 4.5 days (36 hours)
Includes: Written Course Exam, & Certification Exam
Class Times: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Day 5: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cost: Member $1,095, Non-Member $1,295
Credits: 3.2 CEUs
Certification Term: 4 years
Prerequisites: Yes


The Concrete Coating Basics (CCB) eCourse is a prerequisite to attend the SSPC Concrete Coating Inspector Program (CCI).

For a full list of prerequisites for CCI Certification Level 1 & 2, click here

Certification Term & Renewal

All certified CCI students must re-certify in the fourth year from their initial certification date..

Click here to learn more about the re-certification process.

How to Register:

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Course Description

The objective of this course is to thoroughly train individuals in the proper methods of inspecting surface preparation and installation of industrial protective coatings on concrete industrial structures and facilities.

Course Content

  • Navigating a coating specifications
  • Simulated pre-job conference
  • Roles of QA and QC in concrete coating inspection projects
  • Operations safety
  • Recognizing surface irregularities caused by concrete placement, finishing, and curing
  • General inspection
  • Concrete coating inspection instrumentation review
  • Inspecting concrete surface preparation
  • Concrete moisture testing
  • Inspecting concrete coating application
  • Concrete inspection procedure development
  • Simulated concrete project inspection

Benefits of Attending

After attending this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the common duties, responsibilities, and role of a concrete coating inspector
  • Define record keeping procedures relating to the job specification
  • Identify and explain how to use concrete coating inspection equipment
  • Identify and explain the inspection of concrete surface preparation
  • Explain how moisture negatively impacts a concrete substrate
  • Identify and explain concrete coating inspection methods during and after coating application
  • Prepare an inspection plan/procedure

Course Format

The course includes lecture, hands-on workshops, quizzes, written homework, and assigned readings from the manual.

Days 1-3

Days 1-3 of the program are devoted to classroom lecture about planningand providing third party quality assurance, job site inspection, operations safety, inspection of concrete surface preparation, and concrete moisture testing. Lectures are supplemented by quizzes and group exercises.

Day 4

Day 4 will begin with inspection of coating application followed by a coating adhesion testing workshop. Then, students will begin the inspection plan development workshop. Following these workshops, students will take the CCI Level 1 written exam that consists of 50 multiplechoice questions and a hands-on practical exam on the use of inspection instruments. A passing grade of 70% or higher on both the written and hands-on Level 1 exam is required.

Day 5

On Day 5, the Concrete Coating Inspector Level 2 certification exam is given. The exam consists of three parts: 100 multiple-choice questions,inspection plan development, and hands-on practical use of instruments. A passing grade of 80% or higher on each of the three parts of the exam is required to become an SSPC Level 2 Concrete Coating Inspector.

Who Should Attend

Inspectors, contractor managers, specifying engineers, technical representatives and material and equipment suppliers involved in the concrete coating industry should attend this course.

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

To contact SSPC or to schedule a retake exam, please click here.

Practical Exam Retake Fee: $200 member; $300 non-member

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Inspection Plan Exam Retake Fee: $100 member; $200 non-member

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