What Is NACE Inspection?
NACE Inspection is a process that certifies the performance of coatings qualified team and linings in a variety of structures. These structures may include pipelines, refineries, water tanks, military installations, natural gas plants, wastewater treatment facilities, and shipyard structures. NACE inspections aren’t required but offer a range of benefits for projects. In addition, NACE-approved products are generally of a high quality and are often more durable than unapproved alternatives.
Certification in NACE Inspection is recognized as a standard for personnel performance. This organization has three levels of certification, each tied to the previous one. Certification in Level 1 is a prerequisite for Level 2 certification, and vice versa. Certification in Level 2 is available in general coating inspection as well as in specialties such as nuclear and marine industries. Certification in Level 3 is highly specialized, requiring extensive knowledge of both Level 1 and 2 competencies.
The NACE Certification in Coatings (CIP) is recognized as the most rigorous and respected industry standard. It’s comprised of two parts: online courses and in-person training. The first online class is scheduled for March 29 and 30, 2020, and instructors are opening their schedules to accommodate students’ requests. If you’d like to become a certified NACE inspector, the first step is to earn a CIP certification.
A NACE certified inspector is able to provide a traceable record of coating system testing, and uses proven statistical methods to assess the performance of coating systems. With certification, you can be confident that your coatings are up to par. The inspection of your coating systems will prevent costly delays and critical failure. Whether you’re looking for an entry level or a more advanced position, a NACE inspection will save your company money and time.