Concrete Coating Inspector (CCI) Level 1

CCI Level 1
4 Day Course
4 Year Certification Term

Concrete Coating Inspector (CCI) Level 1

The objective of this course is to thoroughly train and certify individuals in the proper methods of inspecting surface preparation and installation of protective coatings on industrial concrete structures and facilities.

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How to achieve certification

  1. Meet course requirements and prerequisites

    Recommended successful completion of the Concrete Coating Basics eCourse (CCB)

  2. Enroll in the course

    Register for a Concrete Coating Inspector (CCI) Level 1 Course offering

    Note: Registering for this course includes written and practical certification exam

  3. Ensure all prerequisites are completed

    At this time the Concrete Coating Basics eCourse (CCB) is the only course recommended before taking CCI Level 1.

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Who should attend?

Inspectors, contractor managers, specifying engineers, technical representatives, and material and equipment suppliers involved in the concrete coating industry should attend this course.

Benefits of attending

After attending this course you will be able to:

  • Identify the common duties, responsibilities, and role of a concrete coating inspector
  • Define record keeping procedures relating to the job specification
  • Identify and explain how to use concrete coating inspection equipment
  • Identify and explain the inspection of concrete surface preparation
  • Explain how moisture negatively impacts a concrete substrate
  • Identify and explain concrete coating inspection methods during and after coating application
  • Prepare an inspection plan/procedure

Course content

  • Navigating a coating specification
  • Simulated pre-job conference
  • Roles of quality assurance and quality control in concrete coating inspection projects
  • Operations safety
  • Recognizing surface irregularities caused by concrete placement, finishing, and curing
  • General inspection
  • Concrete coating inspection instrumentation review
  • Inspecting concrete surface preparation
  • Concrete moisture testing
  • Inspecting concrete coating application
  • Concrete inspection procedure development
  • Simulated concrete project inspection

Course format

The course includes lecture, hands-on workshops, quizzes, written homework, and assigned readings from the manual.

Days 1-3 of the program are devoted to classroom lecture about planning and providing third party quality assurance, job site inspection, operations safety, inspection of concrete surface preparation, and concrete moisture testing. Lectures are supplemented by quizzes and group exercises.

Day 4 will begin with inspection of coating application followed by a coating adhesion testing workshop. Then, students will begin the inspection plan development workshop. Following these workshops, students will take the CCI Level 1 written exam that consists of 50-question, multiple-choice exam and a hands-on practical exam on the use of inspection instruments. A passing grade of 70% or higher on both the written and hands-on Level 1 exam is required to move on to the Level 2 certification exam.

Each participant will receive a comprehensive manual with copies of relevant standards. AMPP recommends that candidates take the classroom portion of this course before the course exam and certification exam.

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