Career Opportunities with CIP Certification
Once individuals successfully complete CIP Levels 1 or 2 by course or exam, or pass the Peer Review, they are eligible to apply for the related certifi cations, listed below. Each certifi cation level allows them to perform more advanced tasks in the field.
NACE Coating Inspector Level 1-Certified
With this level of certification, a person is qualified to undertake basic coating inspection of structural steel using nondestructive techniques and instrumentation under the supervision of a NACE Certified Coating Inspector-Level 3. The person certified at this level has basic knowledge of coating materials and techniques for surface preparation and application on steel substrates.
NACE Coating Inspector Level 2-Certified
With this level of certification, a person is qualified to perform advanced coating inspections using both nondestructive and destructive techniques and instrumentation. The person certified at this level has sufficient knowledge of specialized coating materials and techniques for the surface preparation and application used on a wide variety of substrates. He/she also has ample knowledge in advanced report writing, condition surveys, failure analysis, and refurbishment.
NACE Certified Coating Inspector-Level 3
With this level of certification, a person has demonstrated experience in practical environments to a panel of peers when faced with coatings related scenarios. This individual possesses the knowledge and can perform the tasks of individuals certified at Levels 1 and 2. Furthermore, this certification qualifies a person to supervise individuals who are NACE Coating Inspector
Level 1-Certified and NACE Coating Inspector Level 2-Certified.