Certification in NACE Inspection
NACE Certification in Coatings (CIP) is the industry standard for coatings qualified NACE team inspectors. It consists of an online course and an in-person training component. The first virtual CIP Level 1 class is scheduled for March 29-30, 2020. As more students request to attend the classes, instructors are arranging their schedules to accommodate them. The course lasts 60 hours. You must pass each learning assessment to obtain the NACE Inspector Certificate.
Pete Ross has over 14 years of experience in the industrial painting industry. He began his career in safety at a regional ironwork/painting contractor. From there he cross-trained in coating inspection. He then moved on to a large industrial coatings contractor and rose to the position of QA/QC Manager and ESH Director. Pete Ross earned his NACE Level 3 certification and became a NACE instructor. Today, he provides training and certification to paint and coating professionals.
Whether you need coating inspections or corrosion testing services, NACE-certified personnel can provide you with a reliable and traceable record. These inspectors can perform non-destructive testing on in-service equipment. In addition, certified personnel use proven statistical methods to ensure the integrity of coating systems. These professionals are skilled at inspecting coatings and providing QA/QC on paint/coating-related matters. They also use proven corrosion prevention methods to ensure your equipment lasts as long as possible.
Certification in NACE Inspection is vital for the coatings industry. Certified NACE inspectors use statistical methods to evaluate the quality of coating systems. By ensuring that all of your coatings adhere to industry standards, you’ll avoid costly delays and critical failures. In the long run, it will save you money and time in the long run. And as a bonus, you’ll be better positioned to evaluate the performance of your coatings in the future.