Coating Surveys

Course overview

Coating surveys should be conducted by experienced, qualified and reliable personnel. Coating Surveyors make a professional judgment on the condition of an assets existing coating.

Consistent and comprehensive surveying is an integral part in the process of maintaining the protective coating assets. The Corrodere Academy, with their connections to leading authorities and resources, have developed this comprehensive online Coating Survey course.

This qualification is endorsed by ICorr and accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry and Lloyd’s Register offering solid third party unbiased support for this reputable and recognised qualification globally.

This world class qualification has been written by Coating Surveying experts in response to industry/asset owner demand.

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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

Study time

24 hours of online study over a 12-month period, followed by a 90-minute monitored multiple choice final exam

Course fee

£795 + VAT (if applicable) + £65 online assessment fee


Certificate of Achievement in Coating Surveys
Accredited by Lloyd’s Register and the Royal Society of Chemistry
Endorsed by ICorr.
Full certification valid for 5 years.

Course benefits

You can train and qualify in your own time online anywhere in the world.
This course is approved by the Royal Society of Chemistry for Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Client confidence will increase as you learn to conduct and report in-depth coating surveys consistently which in turn:
Help asset owners accurately target and plan funding for future works
Assist with paint guarantees, warranties and disputes

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 that can demonstrate a minimum of 5 years experience as a Coating Surveyor.
Author information
Brendan Fitzsimons
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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