Bridge Specialty

CIP Bridge eCourse

CIP Bridge eCourse

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.

Who should attend

Those 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
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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

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

Upon successful completion of the end of module assessment, students will receive a printable certificate of completion.

What’s next?

After successful completion of this course, you may be eligible for the Bridge Coatings Inspection Specialty.

CIP Bridge
 8 Hour Course
8.0 Professional Development Hours (PDH)


No prior training or experience is required.

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