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SSPC PCI Level 1 Inspector Term and Renewal

PCI Level 1 Inspector

An SSPC PCI Level 1 Inspector must possess a basic knowledge of protective coating industry standards and the use of inspection equipment and be capable of:

  • Implementing and recording all inspections as required
  • Verifying instrument calibration
  • Performing hold point inspections

PCI Level 1 Inspector Renewal Term

All PCI Level 1 Inspectors must re-certify in the fourth year from their initial certification date.

Renewing PCI Level 1 Inspector Certification

PCI Level 1 Inspectors are required to complete and submit to SSPC Renewal forms every four years. Renewal Reminder notices containing an Application, Attestation, Work Experience Form and DAC acknowledgement forms are sent to the last known address 6 months prior to the renewal date.

To renew at the PCI Level 1 Inspector level the candidate must

  • Document a minimum of 750 hours of coatings inspection (or related) experience as it occurs during the four-year certification period
  • No detrimental disciplinary actions
  • Update program administrator of change in address by providing information to:
    Silvia Palmieri at 1-877-281-7772, ext. 2201 (or 412-281-2331, ext. 2201); or palmieri@sspc.org

Download & Submit Forms

PCI Level 1 Inspector Renewal Fees:

  • $250.00 PCI Level 1 Level Inspector Renewal at Member Rate
  • $450.00 PCI Level 1 Level Inspector Renewal at Non-Member Rate


For more information contact customerservice@sspc.org