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Coating Surveys

Coating Surveys Course

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.

Why do this course?

  • It is a world-first. There is no other training available anywhere in the world
  • It is endorses by ICorr and accredited by Lloyd’s Register and the Royal Society of Chemistry
  • It is written by industry experts
  • You can train 24/7 anywhere in the world
  • You can achieve full certification and qualifications as a professional coating surveyor
  • It will ensure consistency in coating surveys which 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 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

“I’ve recently completed reviewing the Coatings Surveys course produced by the Corrodere Academy.

This course gives an excellent in depth view of the associated activities including; survey planning, descriptions of relevant test methods and standards, and supporting laboratory techniques for subsequent analysis of paint samples collected during your survey.

The course provides an extremely thorough overview of this complex topic. If coating surveys form part of your day to day activities then I would strongly recommend that you find out more.”

Simon Daly.
Business Development Manager, CUI & High Heat, Hempel. October 2020.

There are two levels of entry on the coating surveys course:

Level 1 – Certificate of Completion

Entry Criteria: No formal qualifications within the coatings industry are required.

Study Time: 24 hours over a 12 month period

Online Assessment: Successful completion of online assessments only.

Certificate Achieved: Certificate of Completion

Course fee: £795 plus VAT

Level 2 – Certification

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.

Course fee: £1095 plus VAT

Course overview

This course is endorsed by ICorr and accredited by Lloyd’s Register and the Royal Society of Chemistry.

In addition, there is a FREE! Fitz’s Atlas of Coating Surveys for each applicant.

Fitz’s Atlas of Coating Surveys provides thorough practical guidance for consistent protective coating assessments and visual evaluations. The comprehensive guide is designed to assist engineers, surveyors, inspectors and asset owners to make the correct decisions on corrosion protection and coating maintenance programmes, including the production of detailed coatings reports.


  • NORSOK 501
  • ISO 12944
  • ISO 4628


  • ICorr
  • Lloyd’s Register
  • Royal Society of Chemistry

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