The NACE Coating Inspector Program (CIP) has set a single, global standard for inspections in the protective coatings
industry since 1983 and is the world’s most recognized and specified coating inspector certification program.  
Carrying the momentum of over 20,000 certified inspectors representing 119 countries, CIP continues to initiate 
today’s coatings professionals into the world of corrosion control by protective coatings, inspection of those coatings,
and coatings project awareness, resulting in billions of dollars saved by reducing costly mistakes.

KOCES made an agreement for Licensee with NACE in Oct 31, 2008. KOCES is an exclusive licensee within Korea.

1. Course Highlights

      CIP Level 1

       · Coating types and curing mechanisms
       · Coating specifications including service environments and coating life cycle
       · Surface preparation equipment, methods and standards for abrasive blasting, solvent cleaning and power and manual
         tool cleaning
       · Coating application by brush, roller, mitt, and conventional and airless spray
       · Inspection procedures and the role of the inspector including safety, ethics, and conflict prevention and decision making
       · Testing for environmental or ambient conditions and non-visible contaminants
       · Non-destructive test instruments such as wet-film and dry-film thickness gauges and low and high voltage holiday detectors
       · Surface profile measurement using replica tape and anvil micrometers, surface profile comparators, and digital surface
         profile gauges
       · Quality control issues, recognizing design and fabrication defects and coating failure modes
       · Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and product technical data sheets
       · Log book and report documentation

       CIP Level 2

       · Advanced corrosion theory with an introduction to cathodic protection when used with coatings
       · Environmental controls, equipment, and inspection concerns
       · Advanced environmental testing instrumentation including digital electronic hygrometers, data loggers, and wind speed
       · Centrifugal blast cleaning and water jetting equipment standards, methods of use, and inspection concerns
       · Advanced nondestructive test instruments including use and operating parameters for optical and digital microscopes,
         pH meters, and eddy-current dry film thickness and ultrasonic thickness gauges
       · Destructive coating inspection equipment such as paint inspection gauges and adhesion and hardness testers
       · Surface preparation, application and inspection of liquid-applied and thick barrier linings, powder, fireproof, anti-fouling,
         high-heat, concrete, pipeline, mainline, and field joint coatings
       · Specialized application equipment including plural-component, electrostatic and centrifugal, and hot spray systems
       · Concrete coating techniques, concerns, and test instruments used for inspection
       · Specialized coating techniques and application of non-liquid coatings including powdered coatings, spray metallizing,
         hot-dip galvanizing, and automated coatings application 
       · Coating survey techniques and procedures and common coating failure modes

2. Schedule

      2~3 times / year