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Concrete Coatings Inspector (CCI) Program Path 7

Coating Concrete Basics Online
Concrete Coating Inspector Program (CCI) Day 1-3

Level: Intermediate
Duration: 3 Days/24 Hours, Includes Course and Course Exam
Class Times: W-F: 8:00 - 5:00
Credits: 2.3 CEUs
Certification Term: N/A

Online Exam Cost: $250 Member, $450 Non-member

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Concrete Coating Inspector Four-day Cost:
$845 Member
$1045 Non-Member

Written 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 – There are no prerequisites for this level. Students with limited exposure to the coatings industry should choose to take this training program.

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

  • Inspection & Treating Substrate Problems That 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

Benefits of Attending

After attending this course, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the common duties, responsibilities and the role of an coating inspector
  • Use concrete coating inspection equipment according to the manufacturers' guidelines
  • Identify specified concrete surface preparation methods
  • Systemize record keeping procedures pertaining to the job specification
  • Describe the inspector’s team responsibilities and authority with respect to the contractor’s operations
  • Devise and implement job-specific pre-job conferences & work plans
  • Observe, assess and document concrete repairs as determined by the specification
  • Recognize the environmental conditions pertaining to surface preparation, concrete repairs, coating application & coating cure as determined by the specification
  • Prepare an inspection plan/procedure

Course Format

Each participant will receive a comprehensive manual with copies of relevant SSPC standards. The course includes lecture, hands-on workshops, quizzes, written homework and assigned readings from the manual.

Online Exam

Prior to attending Day 1-3 of the program the candidate must take the Coating Concrete Basics Exam Online. The exam will cover the following topics:

  • 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

Since the candidate has elected to forgo the SSPC Coating Concrete Basics classroom-training component that covers the above content, the candidate must be prepared to be tested with no course content provided for review before the exam.

How Often is the Exam Offered?

The SSPC Coating Concrete Basics Exam is available any day of the month. Once you have registered for the exam, SSPC will send you an e-mail with a User ID and Password to start taking the exam.

Exam Process

The exam is corrected automatically and you will know your results right away. You must pass the training exam with a 70% or better to take Day 1-4 of the program. The written exam consists of 50 multiple-choice questions.

Day 1-3

Days 1-3 of the program are devoted to classroom lecture about planning and providing third party quality assurance through inspection from pre-surface preparation through post coating application. Lectures are supplemented by quizzes and group exercises. At the end of Day 3, the technician exam is given. The technician 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 pass the class.


Who Should Attend

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