Marine Coatings Inspection Specialty

Marine Specialty
How to get this certification specialty
  1. Enroll and complete course requirements
  2. Meet certification requirements
  3. Take required exams

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Marine Coatings Inspection Specialty

The Coatings 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. Requirements for obtaining the specialty include completing the Marine Coatings Technology course successfully along with the exam.  

Who should pursue and apply?

  • Coating inspectors
  • 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
In-Person Courses Take Virtually

How to achieve the Marine Coatings Inspection Specialty

  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 Basic Coatings Inspector (CIP Level 1), Certified Coatings Inspector (CIP Level 2), or Senior Certified Coatings Inspector (CIP Level 3) certification

  3. Take required exams

    Marine Coating Technology Exam (delivered via Examity)

    Please visit My Certification Portal to purchase and schedule your exam.

Schedule Your Exam

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.

Exam preparation guides

Written Exam Preparation Guide

Certification resources

Remote Online Exam Proctoring Examity Resources

Ethics for the corrosion professional

How to access the specialty exam

  • Login to My Certification Portal
  • Select ‘Schedule/Manage Exams’
  • Find your Exam from ‘Choose an Examination’ list
  • Follow prompts to complete exam purchase

My certification portal

Renewal requirements

Recertification will coincide with your Coatings Inspector Program (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.