IMechE Argyll Ruane renews 10-year strategic partnership agreement with the Institute of Corrosion

Last month, the president of the Institute of Corrosion (ICorr), Stephen Tate, met with Chris Kirby, Advisor, and ICorr Manager, Dale O’Reilly, of IMechE Argyll Ruane (IAR) to officially sign a further ten-year partnership agreement between the Institute of Corrosion and IMechE Argyll Ruane.
The ICorr scheme is undergoing a period of rapid expansion, with significant investment being made by both ICorr and IAR to enhance their service provision. The revised partnership agreement demonstrates a further commitment to their collaborative approach, utilising the knowledge and skills across both organisations to further develop the course content, systems and processes, to ensure the very best training courses are provided to clients around the world.


Chris Kirby and President of ICorr, Stephen Tate, signing new 10-year partnership agreement.

IMechE Argyll Ruane have been delivering corrosion and coatings inspection training courses and examinations accredited by the Institute of Corrosion for over 20 years and have supported the expansion of the ICorr certification scheme around the globe by forming partnerships with key organisations to be able to provide classroom and online training in the UK, Europe, Turkey, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, North Africa, the Middle East and Australia.

The partnership enables both organisations to push forward with their strategic objectives of achieving:

  • A greater provision to offer online and blended approaches for courses – enabling greater flexibility in course offering and supporting an industry desire to keep the face-to-face element of the course compact, effectively utilising contact time with the trainer whilst maintaining the high quality of the course content. For example, candidates will soon be able to complete online elements for courses such as Level 2 Insulation Inspector and Passive Fire Protection (PFP) Inspector prior to attending the course.
  • A commitment to standardising course requirements/syllabi – implementing new protocols and continual improvement processes for the development of new, and the reviewing of current, course syllabi, ensuring clients receive the highest standard of training courses to meet the changing requirements of industry.
  • An ability to partner with a greater number of organisations – aligning with the Institute of Corrosion’s vision of expanding the global influence of the ICorr certification scheme.

Our partnership with the Institute of Corrosion has grown from strength to strength over the years and we look forward to continuing working collaboratively to progress the scheme within industry and ensure candidates continue to receive the very best training courses.”

  • Dale O’Reilly, ICorr Manager at IMechE Argyll Ruane.

I can personally speak of the huge contribution IAR have made over 30 or more years to this Industry and to my Corrosion colleagues. I remember very well my early training with them as a Snr. Painting Inspector which helped lay the foundations of my career in Corrosion”

  • Stephen Tate, President of ICorr.


Chris Kirby, President of ICorr Stephen Tate, and IMechE Argyll Ruane ICorr Manager Dale O’Reilly.

For more information about ICorr training courses delivered by IMechE Argyll Ruane and their training partners, visit: argyllruane.imeche.org/coatings-corrosion

For further information about the ICorr scheme, visit https://www.icorr.org/training-qualifications/

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