PROTECTIVE COATINGS INSPECTOR PROGRAM (PCI)

SSPC is an industry leader in providing excellent and qualified industrial coatings inspectors.  Our PCI program is approved by world recognized classification societies like Lloyds, ABS, and RINA. Earning a SSPC PCI certification can reward you with a potential higher salary, stronger employment demand and better job stability.

Students in this course will gain knowledge on the proper methods of inspecting surface preparation and installation of industrial and marine protective coatings and lining systems.

LEVEL 1

Level: Advanced
Duration: 5 days (45 Hours)
Includes: Written Exam
Class Times: First Five Days: 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Cost: Member – $1,095, NonMember – $1,295
Credits: 4.5 CEUs
Certification Term: 4 years
Prerequisites: No

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LEVEL 2

Level: Advanced
Duration: 6 days (50 hours)
Includes: Written Course Exam & Certification Exam
Class Times: First Five Days: 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Sixth Day: 7:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Cost: Member – $1,495, NonMember – $1,695
Credits: 4.5 CEUs
Certification Term: 4 Years
Prerequisites: Yes

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LEVEL 3

Duration: 1/2 Day (4 Hours)
Includes: Certification exam
Cost: Member – $500, NonMember – $700
Credits: N/A
Certification Term: 4 Years
Prerequisites: Yes

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COURSE DESCRIPTION

The objective of this course is to thoroughly train individuals in the proper methods of inspecting surface preparation and installation of industrial and marine protective coatings and lining systems on an array of industrial structures and facilities.

There are no prerequisites to attend the PCI Level 1 Course. However, this course is not an entry level course. Candidates should be prepared for an intense and fast-paced week of training with evening homework and study in order to cover an extensive amount of information in five days. PCI meets the requirements of ASTM D 3276 and the IMO Performance Standard for Protective Coatings and IACS Common Structural Rules (CSR).

COURSE CONTENT

  • Corrosion prevention using coatings
  • Quality assurance/control
  • Surface preparation and inspection
  • Practical math
  • Coating application and inspection
  • Industrial coatings and coating systems
  • Specialty inspection projects
  • Coating failures and methods of prevention
  • Inspector safety
  • Coating specifications
  • Simulated pre-job conference
  • Inspection procedure development
  • Simulated project inspection
  • IMO inspector training requirements
  • Risk management
  • Project acceptance and close-out
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Location
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Dates: 7/1/2019 - 7/7/2019
Event: Protective Coatings Inspector Program (PCI) - Schmidt Abrasive Blasting Sdn Bhd
Location: Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
Register By: 6/10/2019
Dates: 7/1/2019 - 7/5/2019
Event: Protective Coatings Inspector Program (PCI) - Joyce Safety Industrial Co. Ltd.
Location: Mailiao, Taiwan
Register By: 6/10/2019
Dates: 7/8/2019 - 7/14/2019
Event: Protective Coatings Inspector Program (PCI) - SSPC Hosted Training
Location: Pattaya, Thailand
Register By: 7/5/2019
Dates: 7/29/2019 - 8/4/2019
Event: Protective Coatings Inspector Program (PCI) - Finishing Trades Institute Of Northwest
Location: Seattle, WA USA
Register By: 7/8/2019
Dates: 8/5/2019 - 8/11/2019
Event: Protective Coatings Inspector Program (PCI) - SSPC Headquarters
Location: Pittsburgh, PA USA
Register By: 7/15/2019
Dates: 8/19/2019 - 8/30/2019
Event: Protective Coatings Inspector Program (PCI) - SSPC Hosted Training
Location: Batam, Indonesia
Register By: 7/29/2019
Dates: 9/16/2019 - 9/22/2019
Event: Protective Coatings Inspector Program (PCI) - SSPC Hosted Training
Location: Singapore, Singapore
Register By: 8/26/2019
Dates: 9/16/2019 - 9/22/2019
Event: Protective Coatings Inspector Program (PCI) - Vigor Industrial LLC
Location: Portland, OR USA
Register By: 8/26/2019
Dates: 9/16/2019 - 9/22/2019
Event: Protective Coatings Inspector Program (PCI) - SSPC Hosted Training
Location: Manila, Philippines
Register By: 8/26/2019
Dates: 9/16/2019 - 9/22/2019
Event: Protective Coatings Inspector Program (PCI) - SSPC Southern California Chapter
Location: Commerce, CA USA
Register By: 8/26/2019
Dates: 9/30/2019 - 10/5/2019
Event: Protective Coatings Inspector Program (PCI) - SSPC Hosted Training
Location: Yogakarta, Indonesia
Register By: 9/9/2019
Dates: 10/7/2019 - 10/19/2019
Event: Protective Coatings Inspector Program (PCI) - SSPC Hosted Training
Location: Batam, Indonesia
Register By: 9/16/2019
Dates: 10/14/2019 - 10/20/2019
Event: Protective Coatings Inspector Program (PCI) - Sherwin-Williams Company
Location: Norfolk, VA USA
Register By: 9/23/2019
Dates: 10/21/2019 - 10/27/2019
Event: Protective Coatings Inspector Program (PCI) - ITW Polymers Sealants
Location: Houston, TX USA
Register By: 9/30/2019
Dates: 10/21/2019 - 10/27/2019
Event: Protective Coatings Inspector Program (PCI) - SSPC Headquarters
Location: Pittsburgh, PA USA
Register By: 9/30/2019
Dates: 11/4/2019 - 11/10/2019
Event: Protective Coatings Inspector Program (PCI) - Elcometer
Location: Manchester, England United Kingdom
Register By: 10/14/2019
Dates: 11/11/2019 - 11/17/2019
Event: Protective Coatings Inspector Program (PCI) - SSPC Hosted Training
Location: Pattaya, Thailand
Register By: 10/21/2019
Dates: 11/11/2019 - 11/17/2019
Event: Protective Coatings Inspector Program (PCI) - TQC Sheen
Location: Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands
Register By: 10/21/2019
Dates: 11/18/2019 - 11/24/2019
Event: Protective Coatings Inspector Program (PCI) - Schmidt Abrasive Blasting Sdn Bhd
Location: Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
Register By: 10/28/2019
Dates: 11/18/2019 - 11/30/2019
Event: Protective Coatings Inspector Program (PCI) - SSPC Hosted Training
Location: Singapore, Singapore
Register By: 10/28/2019
Dates: 12/2/2019 - 12/8/2019
Event: Protective Coatings Inspector Program (PCI) - Vigor Industrial LLC
Location: Seattle, WA USA
Register By: 11/11/2019
Dates: 12/2/2019 - 12/8/2019
Event: Protective Coatings Inspector Program (PCI) - SSPC Headquarters
Location: Pittsburgh, PA USA
Register By: 11/11/2019
Dates: 12/9/2019 - 12/15/2019
Event: Protective Coatings Inspector Program (PCI) - Cloverdale Paint, Inc.
Location: Surrey, BC Canada
Register By: 11/18/2019
Dates: 12/9/2019 - 12/15/2019
Event: Protective Coatings Inspector Program (PCI) - Elcometer
Location: Warren, MI USA
Register By: 11/18/2019
Dates: 12/9/2019 - 12/15/2019
Event: Protective Coatings Inspector Program (PCI) - Regional Training Center
Location: Portland, OR USA
Register By: 11/18/2019