Coating Survey Course

Oct 1, 2022

Endorsed by ICorr and accredited by Lloyd’s Register and the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Coating surveys should be conducted by experienced personnel who can make sound judgment on the condition of an existing coating and develop information that can be used to make effective decisions on the management of the coatings. There are various types of coating surveys conducted throughout the industry ranging from the basic ‘walk-through’ visual inspection to the comprehensive coating survey necessary in the investigation of a coating failure.

Course Content

  • Coating Surveys
  • Estimation of Percentages
  • European Scale of Degree of Rusting of Anticorrosive Paints
  • Common Defects
  • Marine Fouling
  • Dry Film Thickness Surveys
  • Passive Fire Protection
  • Adhesion Testing
  • Holiday Detection
  • Sampling Techniques
  • Standard Test Methods, Field Tests and Laboratory Analysis
  • Photography, Documentation and Reporting
  • Paint Testing, Paint Constituents and Paint Chemistry

Why do this course?

  • This is the only fully accredited Coating Survey qualification available.
  • Written by highly regarded industry experts
  • You can study at you own pace, in your own time and to fit around your professional and family commitments.
  • Having professional accredited Coating Surveying knowledge will ensure consistency in the work you conduct and in turn will:
    • help asset owners accurately plan future works
    • help asset owners accurately target and plan funding for future works
    • assist with paint guarantees, warranties and disputes

Course fee

£795 + vat

Course and examination enquiries

For more information including corporate package deals and availability please visit our training partner’s website at alternatively you can contact them on:

  1. +44 (0) 1252 732236

Entry criteria

Candidates must meet one of the following criteria;

  • Qualified Coatings Inspector (ICorr level 2, NACE level 2, SSPC Level 2, FROSIO level 2)
  • Paint chemist with field experience
  • Coating Engineer with field experience
  • Coating Surveyors who do not possess formal coating inspection qualifications but can demonstrate a minimum of 5 years experience as a coating surveyor. Two employer references will be required.

Study Time: 24 hours over a 12 month period

Assessment & Final Exam: Successful completion of online assessment and final exam. The exam is multiple choice with a pass rate of 70%.

Certificate achieved: Full certification and wallet card valid for 4 years.