Coating Surveys – Level 1

Course overview

Reach the top of your career in the Coatings Industry and be ahead of the rest by studying this world-first course which is available online anywhere, anytime, 24/7. Students will achieve a globally recognised certification and qualify as a professional Coating Surveyor. The course has been comprehensively reviewed by industry bodies and has received endorsement by the Institute of Corrosions (ICorr) and accreditation by the Royal Society of Chemistry and Lloyd’s Register. The course is also approved by the Royal Society of Chemistry for Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

Key features:
The new online Coating Surveys course from Corrodere Academy is a world-first – there is no other training available anywhere in the world. It is a one-stop-shop specifically written for individuals working in the coatings industry and aims to drive consistency throughout the coating industry and ensure more accurate forecasting of maintenance works and investment. It will assist with paint guarantees, warranties and disputes.

Level 1 – Certificate of Completion: designed to give a good basic knowledge of surveys to anybody working in the industry from sales representatives and Asset Owners to Paint Manufacturers and Surveyors.

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Course content

  • Course Modules
  • 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

Study time

24 hours over a 12 month period

Assessment centres


Course fee

£795 +VAT


Level 1: Certificate of Completion

Course benefits

Students who complete the Coating Surveys course with Corrodere Academy will be a step above their peers in the Coatings Industry with this world-first qualification.
Where other qualifications in the industry focus on inspection none specialise specifically in surveys of protective coatings.

The Certification will drive consistency in the industry in the standard of surveys being conducted and give asset owners confidence in the reports and when planning maintenance & investment.


NORSOK 501 ISO 12944 ISO 4628

Entry criteria

Level 1 – Certificate of Completion
Entry Criteria: No formal qualifications within the coatings industry are required.
Author information
Brendan Fitzsimmons
Brendan is the author of Fitz’s Atlas and Fitz‘s Atlas 2. He is a NACE Corrosion Specialist, Protective Coatings Specialist and a NACE Coating Inspector and Peer Reviewer. Brendan is also a Fellow Member of the Institute of Corrosion, a Chartered Scientist and has a Master’s degree in Materials Engineering.
Trevor Parry
Trevor is a UK expert to ISO committees and has been an expert witness in High Court, Arbitration and Mediation cases on the subject of paint coatings. He has presented and published several papers is a Chartered Chemist, a Chartered Scientist, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, a professional member of the Institute of Corrosion and a member of NACE.
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