Nuclear Power Plant Training for Coatings Inspectors Course

Nuclear Specialty

Nuclear Power Plant Training for Coatings Inspectors Course

The course is designed specifically to train coating inspectors to conduct inspections in nuclear power plants (NPPs) and is also used as a primer to familiarize non-CIP-certified personnel with NPP coating requirements. The training focuses on the unique challenges presented by a nuclear facility’s restrictive and safety-critical environment, as well as the verbatim compliance compulsory in NPPs. The course also delves deeply into government, industry, and plant-specific regulations, technical specifications, and procedures through lectures, case studies, and discussions.

Who should pursue and apply?

  • Coating inspectors
  • NPP quality assurance managers
  • Qualified coating inspectors and coating contractors
  • Inspection firms – qualified inspectors and managers
  • Coating manufacturers sales and technical representatives
  • Coating inspection and evaluation personnel at architectural engineering firms
  • Coating evaluation personnel from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (U.S.)
  • Paint supervisors at nuclear power plants
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Learning objectives

  • Describe NPP operations, work procedures, and familiarity with industry terms
  • Recognize all industry regulatory organizations worldwide (including the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC))
  • Perform inspections in various areas of an NPP
  • Recall the purpose, criteria, and types of qualified NPP Coatings
  • Develop and manage a safety-related coatings program
  • Classify surface preparation and coating application of different Coating Service Level (CSL) areas
  • Match coating system type and DBA qualification requirements
  • Determine and apply required qualifications to meet industry and plant-specific ANSI and ASTM standards

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.

What’s next?

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

4 Day Course
3.0 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)



There are no required prerequisites for this course.


Basic Coatings Inspector Certification (CIP Level 1)