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Concrete Coatings Inspector (CCI) Program Path 4

Concrete Coating Inspector Program (CCI) Technician
Exam | Only One Day


Concrete Coating Inspector Program (CCI)
Certification Exam | Only One Day

Level: Advanced
Duration: 2 Days/10 Hours, Includes Technician Exam and Certification Exam
Class Times: Fri: 12:00 - 5:00 (Technician Exam); Sat: 8:00 - 2:00 (Certification Exam)
Credits: N/A
Certification Term: 4 years

Member $700
Non-Member $1,100 (Includes Technician Exam and Certification Exam)

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

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

Practial Exam Retake Fee:
$200 member
$300 non-member

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How to Register:

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Prerequisites for Certification Level CCI

Certification Term and Renewal

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 Format

This candidate must take the Concrete Coating Inspector Program (CCI) Technician Exam Only since they are not able to list any previously taken approved formal training courses.

Since the candidate has elected to forgo the SSPC Coating Concrete Basics and the Concrete Coating Inspector Program classroom-training component that covers the below content, the candidate must be prepared to be tested with no course content provided for review before the exam. These candidates must also meet the pre-requisite experience requirements that are listed in the link above.

Course Content

  • Concrete Composition
  • Coating and Surfacing Concrete
  • Condition Assessment
  • Planning and Documenting Work
  • Concrete Repair and Surface Preparation
  • Treatment of Concrete Joints
  • Readiness Prior to Installation
  • General Installation Guidelines
  • Concrete Sealers
  • Concrete Primers
  • Concrete Coatings/Topcoats
  • Application Methods
  • Post-Installation Quality Assurance
  • Inspection & Treating Substrate Problems Which Affect Coating Quality
  • Inspection of Ambient and Substrate Conditions
  • Inspecting Surface Preparation Equipment
  • Inspecting and Testing Abrasive Blast Media
  • Safety Hazard Inspection
  • Inspecting Surface Preparation
  • Inspecting Coating Application on Concrete
  • Coating Specifications
  • Simulated Pre-Job Conference
  • Inspection Procedure Development
  • Simulated Project Inspection


On Day 1 of the program the technician exam is given. The written exam consists of 50 multiple-choice questions and a hands-on test in the practical use of instruments. A passing grade of 70% or higher on the written and hands-on technician exam is required to move on to certification exam given on Day 2.

On Day 2 the concrete coating inspector certification exam is given. The certification examination includes a 100 multiple-choice question written exam, an exam on inspection plan development and a hands-on test in the practical use of instruments. A passing grade of 80% or higher on the written, inspection plan development and hands-on certification exam is required to become an SSPC Concrete Coating Inspector.

Who Should Attend

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