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Waterjetting Program (C13)

Certification Term & Renewal

All certified Waterjetters must recertify in the fifth year from their initial certification date.

All Waterjetters in the program will be notified by mail 6 months prior to their certification expiration date. They must take the re-certification open book online exam before December 31st of the fifth year. Waterjetters who do not successfully re-certify within that 12-month period will have to retake the SSPC classroom portion of the program or an SSPC-approved equivalent.

The re-certification process will include a brief open book exam, taken online. Candidates must pass the exam with a minimum score of 85%.

C13 Recertification Fees:

  • $250.00 C13 Recertification Online at Member Rate
  • $450.00 C13 Recertification Online At Non-Member Rate
  • $450.00 C13 Recertification Exam (hard copy) mailed

Waterjetters are required to:

  1. Complete and submit to SSPC a Renewal Packet. Renewal reminder notices are sent to the last known address 6 months prior to the recertification date. The notice includes the forms with information to process a renewal, or contact Silvia Palmieri at Palmieri@sspc.org or 877-281-7772 ext 2201.
  2. Download & Submit Forms:
    • Recertification Application Form – to Apply by Mail or Email.
    • Photo Requirement Form
    • Work Experience Form: Certified C13 Waterjetters must document a minimum of 1000 hours of documented experience Waterjetting in an industrial marine environment. This documentation may be listed on the work experience form. Fairlue to document experience will result in that experience not counting towards maintenance of Certified status.
    Note: Each Waterjetter will receive a new wallet identification card with photograph upon successful completion of the re-certification process.

Administrative Notes

  1. Candidate is responsible with providing SSPC current contact and address information.
  2. Reminder notifications to re-certify are mailed to each C13 certified individual 6 months prior to their expiration date.
  3. If we do not receive a response by their certification expiration date, these individuals’ certifications expire and they must re-take the C13 Course and Certification Exam to become certified again.


Failure to be truthful on the certification application or work experience form or failure to attend the entire qualification session or cooperate with the instructor during the qualification session are grounds for denial of certification.

Standards of Professional Practice

To maintain the high standard of skills and practice in the protective coatings industry, persons certified under the C13 Program are required to:

  • avoid involvement in any dishonest venture
  • act in all ways with complete integrity in professional matters
  • consistently perform quality work, in a safe manner, in accordance with their level of competency, training and experience and customer requirements.

Disciplinary Action

Documented infractions of professional conduct may result in suspension or revocation of certification.

Disciplinary actions may include issuance of a reprimand, suspension, or revocation of certification for up to one year. Recommendations for disciplinary actions are initiated by the SSPC program administrator, followed by concurrence by a majority of the SSPC Education committee or designated oversight body.

Decertified individuals are no longer permitted to use the title of C13 Certified Waterjetter or their certification ID number. This includes, but is not limited to: business cards, letterhead, correspondence, resumes, employment applications, etc.

The formerly certified individual's name and information will be removed from the SSPC web site where SSPC maintains a list of certified individuals. A de-certified individual is not eligible for any benefit of the certification, present or future.


For more information contact:info@ssp.org