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Protective Coating Inspector Level 1

Special note

It has been agreed by PDTC (ICorr) to add an experience assessment to all ICorr certifications for personnel engaged in painting and coating inspection. Full details of the changes can be provided on request.

This course is designed to prepare individuals for the ICorr Protective Coating Inspector Level 1 examination. The course is suitable for candidates with or without experience in industrial painting or inspection and will also be applicable to those who require a knowledge of painting inspection but do not wish to take an examination. Most of the paint systems used in industry are addressed plus an awareness is given of other coating systems used for anti-corrosion reasons.

  • QA, QC and inspection (basics)
  • Normative documents
  • Corrosion (iron and steel)
  • Surface preparation (ferrous)
  • Tests to detect surface contamination
  • Coating categories/types
  • Main paint constituents
  • Paint drying and curing
  • Corrosion protection methods (basics)
  • Layers of a paint film
  • Types of paint systems
  • Paint data sheets
  • Paint/paint film testing
  • Weather conditions
  • Paint application methods
  • Coating faults
  • Health and safety
  • Environmental considerations
  • Reporting
  • Standards applicable
  • Understanding written instructions

Approved by Institute of Corrosion (UK)

One year (may be inspection/application/supervision).

No previous certification required.

Sheffield, England
View our course schedule for available dates.


Fife, Scotland
View our course schedule for available dates.


Batam, Indonesia
Partnering with the Indonesian Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (IINDT), we are able to offer the Level 1 course from their facilities in Batam, Indonesia.

Contact the team at IINDT for upcoming course dates.


Tripoli, Libya
Partnering with Leptis Ltd, we are able to offer the Level 1 course from training facilities in Tripoli, Libya.

Contact the team at Leptis Ltd for upcoming course dates. 

UK Course costings

Training course: £965
Examination: £415
Total: £1,380

(excl. VAT)