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Prerequisites PCI Level 2 Certification


The following items must be submitted to SSPC no later than two weeks before the scheduled course:


Send to:
SSPC Training Coordinator
800 Trumbull Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15205-4365
Phone: 412-281-2331 x2204
Fax: 412-444-3593
Email: prereqs@sspc.org

Download and retain the following form for your records:


Prior to attending the PCI Level 2 program, all individuals must provide adequate information showing that they meet the minimum requirements. If SSPC is unable to verify the accuracy of any information reported, it may result in the rejection of your application.

Work Experience

Training Experience

Process A-1

Take the PCI Level 1 course with formal training

2 years or 3,000 hours of coatings inspection experience

PCI Course + 40 hours of approved coatings training

Process A-2

Take the PCI Level 1 course without formal training

3 years or 4,500 hours of coatings inspection experience

n/a

Process B-1

Bypass the PCI Level 1 course with formal training

2 years or 3,000 hours of coatings inspection experience

80 hours of formal training of which 40 hours must be formal coatings inspection training

Process B-2

Bypass the PCI Level 1 course without formal training

4 years or 6,000 hours of coatings inspection experience

n/a

To become an SSPC PCI Level 2 certified coatings inspector, you must pass each component of the PCI Level 1 exam with a score of 70% or higher, pass each component of the PCI Level 2 exam with a score of 80% or higher and meet all pre-requisite requirements.


Related work experience is defined as protective coatings inspection work. You must list the following on your pre-requisite form:
  • Type(s) of coatings you inspected
  • Service environment that you have done coatings inspection on
  • Coatings inspection instruments you have used

Approved additional training:

Process A-1

Approved 40 hours of additional training

Process B-1

Approved 40 hours of formal training + 40 hours of coatings inspection training

  • SSPC C1 or C2 courses
  • SSPC BCI course
  • SSPC NBPI course
  • SSPC CCI course
  • SSPC Marine Coatings course
  • Other SSPC or SSPC administered course(s)
  • BCI + 40 hrs additional training
  • NBPI + BCI
  • NBPI + 40 hrs additional training
  • CCI + 40 hrs additional training
  • C1 + NBPI
  • Other SSPC or SSPC administered course(s)

Also acceptable: Any successfully completed training course / coatings inspection course dealing primarily with industrial or marine protective coatings technology or steel corrosion offered by an IACET certified training organization or an accredited college, university or trade school. In addition, the student must have passed a written exam and the course must have been taught be an qualified instructor (as determined by SSPC.)


For further information on other approved courses, please contact: Jennifer Merck 877-281-7772 x2221

 

 

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