Marine Coating Technology

Marine Specialty
4 Day Course

Marine Coating Technology

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

The course covers the fundamental issues that are specific to coatings in the marine industry. After a description of the most common types of ships, the course describes the corrosion types affecting the ships’ areas, the types of coatings and linings that are effective in the marine environment, the shipbuilding process, the surface preparation, application and inspection techniques, the IMO PSPC for Ballast Tanks, Cargo Tanks and Voids, as well as in service survey and inspection, inspection records and procedures. Classroom instruction is comprised of lectures and discussions.

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Who should apply  |  Course learning objectives

How to achieve certification

  1. Enroll and complete course requirements

    Successful completion of the Marine Coatings Technology Course

    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

    Marine Coating Technology Exam (delivered via Examity)

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.

Who should pursue and apply?

Although specifically designed for coating inspector trainees, this course benefits anyone interested in gaining a better understanding of coatings application and inspection. This includes:

  • Project engineers
  • Quality assurance managers
  • Contractors
  • Technical sales representatives
  • Blasters
  • Paint applicators
  • Maintenance personnel
  • Management or staff involved in maritime or shipbuilding with a required knowledge of coatings

Course learning objectives

  • Describe the types and uses of protective coatings, their application, and associated quality control on vessels
  • Recognize salient safety issues associated with performing inspection in marine industry
  • Identify and use instruments mainly used in marine coating inspection
  • Recognize various IMO Resolutions related to protective coatings (PSPC for ballast tanks, cargo tanks and voids, antifouling, etc.)

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 an exam delivered via Examity remote online exam proctoring.

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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