COAST GUARD looks to provide apprentices with practical knowledge on inspection tools, types of coatings used on United States Coast Guard (USCG) vessels, and an understanding on how coatings protect the surface.


Level: Advanced
Duration: 5 days / 40 hours (includes course exam)
Class Times: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Cost: Member $1,095 | Non-member $1,295
Credits: 3.8 CEUs
Certification Term: N/A
Prerequisites: No

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This is a 5-day inspection course that was developed to train coatings inspectors in those duties and responsibilities involved in inspecting surface preparation and application for the U.S. Coast Guard.


  • Introduction
  • Fundamentals of corrosion
  • Corrosion control
  • Mechanical cleaning methods
  • Abrasive blast cleaning
  • Waterjetting and alternate surface preparation
  • Surface preparation method selection
  • Coating systems
  • Coating application
  • Nonskid
  • Safety
  • Documentation
  • Inspection and check points
  • Tank and void corrosion assessment and inspection
Under the DoD Corrosion Prevention and Control Program, funding has been provided to train DoD, Army, Navy, and Air Force personnel in this course. For more information on how to take advantage of attending this course for free, click icon to the left.
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