Bridge Specialty

Bridge Specialty
1 Day Course

Bridge Specialty

The Coating Inspector Program bridge specialty is designed for those wanting more specialized training in bridge coating inspection. This certification is an enhancement to your current CIP Level 1, CIP Level 2, or CIP Level 3 certification.

The CIP Bridge eCourse, gives specialized training related to coating inspection of bridges. The course focuses on how to inspect surface preparation and coating application of bridges, as well as the role of the inspector in the quality control process. It is delivered as an 8-hour short course that includes audio narration with transcripts and on-demand viewing and bookmarking capabilities that enable you to complete the course as your schedule allows.

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Who should apply  |  Course learning objectives

How to achieve the Bridge Specialty certification

  1. Enroll and complete course requirements

    Successful completion of the CIP Bridge eCourse

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

  2. Meet certification requirements

    Current CIP Level 1, CIP Level 2, or CIP Level 3 certification

  3. Take required exams

    CIP Bridge Exam

    Note: This exam is available on Computer Based Testing (CBT) at Pearson Virtual University Enterprises (VUE). AMPP offers exam preparation guides to help you prepare for your written exam.

Start Your Journey

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.

Course prerequisites

There are no required prerequisites for this course.

CIP Level 1 Certification
Industrial Coating Application eCourse (ICA)
Basic Corrosion or Basic Corrosion eCourse

Exam preparation guides

Written Exam Preparation Guide

Certification resources

About computer-based testing (CBT)

Ethics for the corrosion professional

My certification portal

Who should pursue and apply?

CIP participants seeking to expand their knowledge of bridge coating inspection. Other candidates for this course may include:

  • Quality assurance and program/project managers
  • DOT bridge engineers and inspectors
  • Fabrication shop and coating contractor inspectors
  • Bridge material and equipment suppliers
  • Asset maintenance managers
  • Coatings contractors
  • Inspection companies
  • Surface preparers
  • Applicators

Course learning objectives

  • Discuss the duties and responsibilities of a bridge inspector and define inspection concepts including personal and public safety issues associated with bridge inspections
  • List the inspection equipment needs for various types of bridges and site conditions
  • Describe, identify, evaluate, and document the various components and deficiencies that can exist on bridge components and elements
  • List design characteristics and describe inspection methods and locations for common concrete, and steel structures
  • Identify what preparation the inspector must make prior to the start of work in order to conduct effective inspections
  • Describe nondestructive evaluation methods for basic bridge materials
  • Demonstrate how to field inspect and evaluate common concrete, steel, and timber bridges
  • Create inspection documentation, including a basic inspection plan

Course completion and end of course exam

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.

Certification exams

Certification requirements include a Computer Based Testing (CBT) exam at Pearson Virtual University Enterprises (VUE).

Renewal requirements

Recertification will coincide with CIP recertification every 3 years.

NOTE: AMPP 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.

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