Coating Inspector Program - Level 1 - Blended

CIP - Level 1 Blended Course

CIP - Level 1 Blended Course

AMPP is delivering a virtual alternative to CIP 1 that students can take anytime, anywhere. Learn from home, or wherever you are, with the new CIP 1 Blended Program. Led by the same trusted CIP Certified instructors, only virtually.

So what does a blended program look like?

Part I (Virtual Classroom) of the course is provided online over a two-day period, in a virtual classroom with a live instructor. Part II (Practical Classroom) of the course is 3 days of in-person instruction, including a hands-on lab, demonstrations, and instruction in a coatings lab.

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Course Components

Virtual Classroom

Part I of the course is provided online over a two-day period in a virtual classroom with a live instructor. In these first two days, you will learn the theory of coatings which includes:

  • An introduction to coating fundamentals
  • Coating types and curing mechanisms
  • Specifications and standards
  • And the role of the inspector

Students will receive the same manual, reference material, and coursework such as exercises, quizzes, and activities as in our traditional in-person classroom courses.

Practical Classroom

You will perform the in-person, real-world labs with your instructor face-to-face in an actual coatings lab. These are being offered at coatings facilities around the world.

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Course Completion

Successful completion of the course is required to earn a certificate of course completion. Requirements are specific to each course and may include a combination of attendance, daily assessments, activities, quizzes, or knowledge checks.

End of course exam

A practical exam is administered at the end of the Coating Inspector Blended Course -Level 1 - Practical Classroom course. You will need to register separately for this course after completing the virtual classroom course. Successful completion of the exam is required to earn a certificate of completion.

Certification requirements

Once you have completed both the virtual and practical sessions of the CIP Level 1 blended course, visit to see the steps to complete your certification.

2 Day Virtual 
4 Day Practical
3.9 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)


There are no required prerequisites for this course.

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Introduction to Coating Inspection (ICI) eCourse
Industrial Coating Application eCourse (ICA)
Math for the Coatings Professional eCourse
Basic Corrosion or Basic Corrosion eCourse