Certification: CIP Level 2

Upon successful completion of the CIP Level 2 course and exam, a NACE Coating Inspector Level 2 will possess (but will not be limited to) the following skills and knowledge factors:

  • Qualified to perform advanced coating inspections using both nondestructive and destructive techniques

  • Knowledge of specialized coating materials and techniques for a variety of substrates including concrete, copper, aluminum, lead, galvanized, and thermal spray metals as well as wood and polymeric materials (plastics)

  • Understanding of various types of coatings including powder, fireproof, anti-fouling, high-heat, and temporary protective coatings as well as concrete, pipeline, mainline, and field joint coatings

  • Advanced knowledge of recordkeeping, report writing and condition surveys

    Application Procedure

    An application must be submitted prior to taking the examination-only option to allow time for NACE to verify work experience requirements. If seeking certification through the parallel path option, an application may be submitted upon successful completion of the required NACE course, for verification of work experience requirements.

    Requirements Necessary to Achieve Certification
    Effective January 1, 2016, the CIP Level 2 Certification will require 2 years verifiable coating inspection work experience. In addition, a NACE International Institute Certification Application will be required. If you are currently registered for a course that is after January 1, 2016, an application is REQUIRED to obtain a NACE International Institute CIP Level 2 Certification. Click here to see the new CIP Level 2 and CIP Level 3 requirements, effective January 1, 2016.

    Option 1

    • Certification - CIP Level 1
    and one of the following:

    Option 2

    • Application - CIP Level 2 (Effective 1/1/16)
    • Exam - CIP Level 2
    • Certification - CIP Level 1
    • Work Experience - 2 years Corrosion Work Experience in Coatings (Effective 1/1/16)
    ReCertification Requirements
    All NACE Certifications must be renewed every three (3) years.
    • ReCertification Application (1)
    • Work Experience Years (1.5)
    • Renewal Fee (Members $240.00 USD; Non-members $450.00 USD)

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