is an innovative and unique Coating Inspector training programme which has been written and developed by industry experts.

The online training covers all aspects of surface preparation, coating application and coating inspection.

The training course covers all the activities in surface treatments and will allow successful students to achieve a certificate of completion or progress onto accredited qualifications in the coatings industry.

The course is accredited by the Institute of Corrosion for Levels 1, 2 and 3 Coatings Inspector.

The Training course is also approved by various Classification Societies such as Lloyds, ABS, DNV etc and is recognised as an ‘equivalent’ qualification and meets the requirements of the IMO Resolution MSC.215(82) – Performance Standard for Protective Coatings (PSPC).

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Endorsed by The Society for Protective Coatings

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Lloyd's Register Approved Training Provider

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Institute of Corrosion

Protective Coatings Application

  • Health and Safety
  • Access, Plant and Equipment
  • Surface Preparation
  • Coating Types
  • Coating Application
  • Quality Control
  • Metallic Coatings
  • Intumescent Coatings
  • Concrete
  • Environmental
  • Coating Failure
  • Management and Supervision
  • Offshore and Marine
  • Specialty Units
  • Visual Standards

Abrasive Blast Cleaning

  • Introduction
  • Health and Safety
  • Blast Media
  • Standards and Quality Control
  • Operational Procedures
  • Process Control

Spray Painting

  • Introduction
  • Health and Safety
  • Paint Materials
  • Airless Spray Equipment
  • Conventional Air Spray
  • Plural Component Spray

Inspection and Engineering

  • Coating Inspection and Inspection Equipment
  • Corrosion, Cathodic Protection and Coatings
  • Marine General
  • Marine PSPC
  • Design & Construction
  • ISO and other International Standards
  • Quality Management
  • Paint Testing
  • Soluble Salts
  • Specialist Tests
  • Coating Surveys

Within each training module you will find a number of training units.

  • Protective Coatings Application – 112 Training Units
  • Abrasive Blast Cleaning – 25 Training Units
  • Spray Painting – 15 Training Units
  • Inspection and Engineering – 15 Training Units


Training units consist of theoretical training followed by student assessments.


A number of the training units have practical assessments.


All theoretical and practical assessments must be conducted by experienced and qualified trainers who have completed the Train the Trainers programme.

TrainTheInspector Material

The training material is conducted with the use of the TrainTheInspector app which is downloaded by the approved trainers via the site (after login).

This website contains all the relevant documents needed to conduct the training programme.

This website also contains useful tools and information to complement the training course and a full set of student handout notes that accompany the training can be downloaded, saved or printed.

The website can also be used in lieu of the training app, if preferred, when an internet connection is available.

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We would like to thank Blast One for the use of various images and illustrations in our training program