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Fireproofing Inspectors Course

SSPC Fireproofing Inspector Course

Over the years an increasing awareness of fireproofing requirements by code and building officials and specifiers has brought to light a definitive need for proper inspection of applied materials.

Due to demands led by the passive fire protection industry Corrodere has collaborated with the globally recognised society for protective coatings – SSPC and developed an online fireproofing inspection course to meet these demands around the world.

This course requires all candidates hold a recognised coating inspection certificate and have a strong understanding of surface preparation, anti-corrosion coatings and the use of a variety of inspection gauges and tools.

The course will also benefit personnel who have an interest in passive fire protection such as plant managers, asset owners, coating and fire protection suppliers etc. A certificate of completion will be issued if no formal coating inspection qualifications can be demonstrated.

Course Content

  • Overview of Passive Fire Protection
  • Quality Assurance and Quality Control
  • Safety and the Fire Proofing Inspector
  • Fire Proofing Inspectors Duties
  • Principles of Passive Fire Protection
  • Conditional Surveys and Maintenance
  • Other Forms of Fire Protection


After attending this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe different types of fires and fire protection.
  • Explain how thick film and thin film intumescent coatings work.
  • Define the role of the fireproofing inspector in regard to quality assurance and quality control.
  • Recognize health and safety considerations for fireproofing projects.
  • Recognize essential documents associated with the inspection of fireproofing projects.
  • Explain the surface preparation and coating application processes for thick film and thin film intumescent coatings.
  • Describe the products and equipment needed for surface preparation and coating application.
  • Outline how to conduct and compile fireproofing survey reports.
  • Identify factors that influence the required wet and dry film thicknesses of intumescent coatings.
  • Recognize common application defects.
  • Identify other forms of fire protection materials in addition to intumescent coatings.
  • Inspect surface preparation and coating application for fireproofing projects.

If you are enquiring for this course and you live inside North, Central or South America please click here to register.

Level 1

For access to the online course material.

No pre-requisite entry criteria required.

On completion you will be issued with a Certificate of Completion.

Level 2

For access to the online course material, online assessments plus a final closed book multiple-choice examination.

A recognised Coating Inspection Certificate is required to enrol on this course.

On completion you will be issued with a Certificate of Achievement.

I would recommend this course, not only to those who are new to fireproofing inspection, but also to those who have already been doing this trade inspection and even if they are already certified under other programs.

Win Hlaing, July 2020

Excellent start to the week with confirmation of passing the SSPC Passive Fire Protection examination through Corrodere thanks to Lucy and the team.

Excellent course, very informative and well put together with a 100 question examination at the end! Highly recommend this course for PFP Inspectors and I am sure that the SSPC PFP certification will become industry recognised rather quickly.

Lee Wilson, SSPC PFP Student, 2017

This is one of the most demanding industrial segments there is, so it requires the highest standards, product quality and expertise.

Miles Buckhurst, Jotun Global Concept Director HPI

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