Certification: CIP Level 2

After completing two years of inspection related work and successful completion of all CIP level 2 certification requirements, a certified level 2 coating inspector (NACE Coating Inspector Level 2 - Certified) is recognized as an intermediate inspector who:

  • Has a "working knowledge" or knowledge of corrosion, surface preparation, cleanliness, environmental conditions, test instruments, coating mixtures, and safety

  • Can undertake unsupervised non-destructive and destructive inspections of liquid and non-liquid coatings applied to any substrate while working in a shop setting (shop includes but is not limited to workshop, factory or plant)

  • Under the supervision of a level 3 certified coating inspector, can undertake non-destructive and destructive inspections of liquid and non-liquid coatings applied to any substrate while working in a field setting (field includes but is not limited to production facilities, plants, and oil fields)

    Application Procedure

    CIP Level 2 certification requires 2 years of verifiable coatings related work experience. An approved application outlining your coating related work experience, including qualification references, is one of the REQUIREMENTS toward obtaining a NACE International Institute CIP Level 2 certification.

    The new requirements above only apply to NEW CIP Level 2 applications. If you are already certified with a CIP Level 2 certification, there is no need to fill out the new application. However, you must complete the renewal application only when your certification is approaching expiration.

    Requirements Necessary to Achieve Certification
    Effective January 1, 2016, the CIP Level 2 Certification will require 2 years verifiable coatings related work experience for all NEW certifications. In addition, a NACE International Institute Certification Application will be required for all new CIP Level 2 certifications, including three qualification references. 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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