Coating Applicator Examiner Qualification

Protective Coating Technician Certification

Coating Applicator Examiner Qualification

As an examiner you have the opportunity to apply your experience to ensure that candidates who become certified possess the requisite skills to perform coating work that protects assets from corrosion and helps to ensure a successful career for the certification holder.

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Who should attend

Seasoned coatings professionals with experience in both the application and inspection of industrial coatings are excellent candidates for the coating applicator examiner qualification. This qualification provides the unique opportunity to make sure coating applicator candidates are equipped to be successful in the field and use proper techniques and safety procedures while extending the life of assets.

Steps to Qualification

  1. Work experience and education requirements

    5 years of work experience as a coating applicator

  2. Certification and application requirements

    One of the following Active Certifications

    • NACE CIP Level 1 Certification
    • SSPC PCI Level 1 Inspector

    Must hold an active Certified Coating Applicator certification.

  3. Core exam requirements

    Successful completion of the Examiner Training

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Certification Exams

NII certification requirements include the practical exam administered at the end of course, along with an exam delivered via computer-based testing (CBT).

The multiple-choice CBT exam is scheduled separately from the course and delivered via Pearson VUE. A voucher needed to schedule the CBT exam is included as part of your initial course registration.

Renewal requirements

An approved recertification application is required every 3 years. The work experience requirement for renewals for all certifications is one and half (1.5) years for the most recent three (3) year period. Additionally, some certifications have other requirements related to responsibility in charge. 

As you prepare for renewal, you can use the Work Experience/Professional Development Log to keep track of your work experience and Professional Development Hours (PDH’s). Work experience and PDH’s will be submitted in your renewal application. See the certification renewal guide for PDH's requirements.

Certification holders are required to pay a non-refundable processing fee for renewal.
NOTE: NACE reserves the right to return any incomplete applications or those that do not meet the requirements. All application fees are non-refundable. To avoid processing delays or forfeiture of fees, please ensure that the application is complete, meets all the requirements and payment has been received.