Coatings Inspector Program Level 3 Peer Review

This certification is designed for level 3 coating inspectors (NACE Certified Coating Inspector - Level 3) who aim to be recognized as leaders in the Coatings Inspection field. This includes:

  • Highly skilled and experienced in corrosion, surface preparation, cleanliness, environmental conditions, test instruments, coating mixtures, and safety
  • Can undertake unsupervised non-destructive and destructive inspections of liquid and non-liquid coatings applied to any substrate
  • Has demonstrated technical knowledge, problem solving ability regarding issues that may arise on site and is capable of supervising basic (CIP level 1) and intermediate (CIP level 2) coating inspectors

Upon successful achievement of the CIP Level certification, a Candidate would be able to perform unsupervised non-destructive inspections of liquid and non-liquid coatings to any substrate and demonstrate technical knowledge, problem solving ability regarding issues that may arise on site and would be capable of supervising basic (CIP level 1) and intermediate (CIP level 2) coating inspectors.

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A candidate should have working knowledge of:

  • Corrosion
  • Surface preparation
  • Cleanliness
  • Environmental conditions
  • Test instruments
  • Coating mixtures
  • Safety

CIP Job Duties


NOTE: Candidates should complete NACE level 2 certification and should have the approved work experience requirements before perusing the peer review. The peer review will test and challenge a candidate’s skills and abilities based on real world experience.

Requirements for CIP Level 3 Certification:


Application Requirement

Approved CIP Level 3 Application.

Note: Application must be submitted at least 60 days prior to oral exam.


Certification candidates must apply for this certification by submitting an on-line application which is subject to approval.


Certification candidates have four (4) years to complete all requirements, including a successful completion of the exam, and an approved application with the required work experience and education requirements.

Prerequisites
Active CIP Level 2 Certification
Work Experience

5 years Corrosion Work Experience in Coatings.

Note: Please review the Accepted Work Experience Requirements.

Core Exam Requirements
Certification Exam-CIP Level 3 Oral Exam NACE-CIP3-001 Exam Preparation Guide  

To begin the certification process:

Submit the CIP Level 3 Application

Upon successful completion of requirements, the candidate will be awarded a NACE Coating Inspector Level 3

Certification renewal requirements

  • An approved Recertification application is required every 3 years
  • 1.5 year’s work experience
  • Renewal Fee
  • Members - $240 USD
  • Non-Members - $450 USD

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