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COATING INSPECTOR


FROSIO Surface Treatment Inspector

Surface Treatment & Coating Inspector Course

About FROSIO

FROSIO is a member organization established in 1986 by the industry to meet the growing demand of qualified and certified Coating and Painting personnel on all levels within management, production, and inspection of work within corrosion protection and surface treatment. Many Surface Treatment, coating, and painting inspectors, Anti-corrosion specialists, existing coating specialists (NACE, SSPC, ICorr, BGAS-TWI) we’re possessing FROSIO certificates as a reputed and demanding transcript.

FROSIO acts through the formulation of quality requirements for surface treatment and insulation inspectors. FROSIO approval and certification scheme have achieved high international recognition and a  FROSIO certified inspector is a specific requirement within different standards and specifications.

Certification is a natural career progression for anyone with a successfully completed apprenticeship or for anyone with long experience in anticorrosion work or insulation work.

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Objectives:

  • To elevate the quality level with all aspects of the surface treatment and insulation trades.
  • To act through the formulation of quality requirements and development of education programs for surface treatment and insulation inspectors.

Reliability:

  • FROSIO has focused on the importance of impartiality in carrying out its certification activities, managing conflict of interest, and ensuring the objectives of its certification activities.

Establishment:

  • To have independent inspectors
  • To have qualified/certified inspectors
  • To prevent the undermining of inspectors authority
  • To improve surface treatment work in general

Main tasks:

  • To prepare and maintain training curriculums for both surface treatment and insulation courses and examinations
  • To approve the training bodies
  • To conduct examinations
  • To assess and approve/reject candidates for certification
  • To renewal of certificates
  • To keep records of all certified personnel
  • Participate in standardization work, nationally and internationally

Requirements for FROSIO TRAINING & certification:

  • Attend an 80 hours training course provided by a FROSIO approved training body
  • Pass both theoretical and practical exams
  • Document relevant experience and inspection experience

Type of certificate based on experience

  • The certificates have 3 levels depending on documented experience.

Requirements for FROSIO TRAINING Approval and Certification

  • Attend a training course in the inspection of either surface treatment or insulation
  • The course to have a duration of 80 hours provided by a FROSIO approved training body
  • Pass both theoretical and practical exams
  • Document relevant experience and inspection experience

FROSIO Coating Inspector Certification levels and validity

FROSIO Coating Inspector certification scheme has three different levels

Inspector candidate certificate Level  I – White

  • Candidates with no relevant experience or less than required for level  II-Green
  • Valid for 5 years from first issue date

Inspector certificate Level  II – Green

  • Candidate with a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience
  • Valid for 5 years from first issue date

Inspector certificate Level III – Red

  • Candidate  with at least 5 years relevant experience whereof minimum 2 years shall be documented inspection experience
  • Valid for 5 years from first issue date

Relevant Experience

SURFACE TREATMENT:

  • Work directly connected to pre-treatment of metallic surface, application of paint and other coatings for corrosion prevention and the inspection of such work.

INSULATION:

  • Work-related to planning, production or installation of insulation materials and systems

NOTE:

  • Such experience may be obtained within one or more of the field of the shipbuilding industry, marine and offshore installations, energy and power industry, roads and railroads, or industrial plants. Furthermore, the experience of workshops, building industry, chemical process, and paint coating industries will be considered as relevant.
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