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Inspection Planning and Documentation (INSPEC PLAN)

Level: Advanced
Duration: 2 Days (16 Hours)
Includes: Written Exam
Class Times: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost: Member - $620, NonMember - $820
Credits: 1.4 CEUs
Certification Term: n/a
Prerequistes: No

How to Register:

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Course Description

This two-day course is designed to help coating inspectors learn how to plan inspections effectively before the work starts and accurately document results of tests and inspections conducted after work begins. The training will emphasize:

  • Carefully reviewing plans and specifications in order to develop a comprehensive inspection plan
  • Using forms to accurately and legibly document project-specific inspection and test results, non-conforming work and rework

Course Content

  • Module 1: Inspection Planning
  • Module 2: Inspection Documentation

Benefits of Attending

After attending this course, you should be able to:

  • Explain the importance of thorough documentation
  • Prepare an inspection plan/procedure
  • Compare inspection results to specification requirements
  • Describe key forms used to document coating work and quality monitoring

Course Format

This course will be presented in a workshop format and is designed for practicing coating inspectors already familiar with commonly used coating inspection instruments and standards of practice.

The written exam consists of multiple-choice questions. To receive a certificate and CEU’s, you must attend all 16 hours of the course and attain a 70% or better score on the exam.

Who Should Attend

The course has value for owners and others who monitor and audit contractor Quality Control inspection reports as part of their Quality Assurance program on coating projects.

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 INSPEC PLAN 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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