Bridge Coating Inspector (BCI) Level 2

BCI Level 2
How to get this certification
  1. Complete certification requirements
  2. Take required exams
  3. Submit an application for certification
  4. Agree to AMPP terms of service

Bridge Coatings Inspector (BCI) Level 2

The Bridge Coatings Inspector (BCI) Level 2 Inspector understands the fundamentals of inspection, surface preparation, and application of protective coatings on bridge steel in a shop of field setting. Other areas of understanding include containment, field safety hazards, and adapting to changing weather conditions. The BCI Level 2 Inspector has at least 2 years of bridge coating inspection work.

Who should pursue and apply?

Although specifically designed for bridge coating inspectors, this program benefits anyone interested in gaining a further understanding of bridge coatings and inspection including:

  • Project managers, supervisors/foreman and engineers
  • Maintenance and quality assurance/control (QA/QC) personnel
  • Transportation agency personnel
  • Contractors and specification writers
  • Fabricators and welders
  • Bridge applicators and blasters
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How to achieve certification

  1. Complete certification requirements

    Active AMPP BCI Level 1 Certification

    Successful completion of the Ethics for the Corrosion Professional course or an equivalent training

  2. Take required exams

    Certification Exam - Bridge Coatings Inspector Level 2 Inspection Plan exam (administered in the classroom).

    Certification Exam - Bridge Coatings Inspector Level 2 Written/Essay exam (administered in the classroom).

  3. Submit an application for certification

    Complete and submit an application for BCI Level 2 certification (2 qualification references and 2 years - 3,000 work hours - experience is required)

    Access application through My Certification Portal

    Note: Prerequisite forms for this certification are no longer required.

  4. Agree to AMPP terms of service

    AMPP Terms of Service, Candidate Agreement, and Code of Professional Conduct are accessed through My Certification Portal

Start Your Journey

Exam format

To become a BCI Level 2 Inspector and receive your CEUs, you must pass the written certification and inspection training exam with at least an 80% score.

State accreditation specs - additional information

Connecticut Consulting Engineer personnel performing the inspection of bridge painting projects must be either AMPP or SSPC - Bridge Coating Inspector (BCI) certified in accordance with the requirements of Section 2.3 – Qualifications, of the CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING AND INSPECTION INFORMATION PAMPHLET FOR CONSULTING ENGINEERS CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.

Florida FLDOT CHAPTER 8 - STRUCTURES TRAINING AND QUALIFICATION PROGRAM. 8.8.2 Bridge Coating Inspector Training Course FLDOT - Lead coating inspectors must successfully complete the Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC) course entitled "Bridge Coating Inspection" which is designated as SSPC course "BCI". This is a four (5) day course and includes an examination that must be passed in order for AMPP to issue a successful completion certificate.

Kentucky KYDOT accepts the BCI Level 1 Course.