Pipelines are our energy lifeline, making almost every daily activity possible. Pipelines play a huge role in everyday lives and are essential to the worlds industries. This training course looks at the corrosion protection of steel pipelines with the use of protective coatings and cathodic protection and the duties and responsibilities of the pipeline coatings inspector.


Level: Intermediate
Duration: 2 days / 16 hours (includes online course & written exam)
Class Times: N/A

Pipeline Coating Inspector Level 1 Training eCourse:
Member $700 | Non-member $900

Pipeline Coating Inspector Level 2 Certification Exam:
Member $300 | Non-member $500

Credits: 1.6 CEUs
Certification Term: 4 years
Prerequisites: Yes
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Certification Exam


The Pipeline Inspector Course is designed to provide inspectors with fundamental knowledge for the inspection of pipeline projects. The course will focus on the inspection tasks associated with pipelines, as well as common pipeline coatings, methods of surface preparation and application, safety, quality assurance, standards, and best practices.


  • Pipeline corrosion
  • Quality control (QC) and quality assurance (QA)
  • Safety and the pipeline inspector
  • Pipeline inspector’s duties
  • Surface preparation prior to application of pipeline coatings
  • Fusion-bonded epoxy coatings for pipeline protection
  • Miscellaneous pipeline coatings
  • Pipeline coatings testing
  • Recommended practice and international standards
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