The Institute of Corrosion is a Learned Society and Registered Charity that has been serving the corrosion science, technology and engineering community since 1959 in the fight against corrosion, which costs the UK around 4% of GNP per annum. Key to this fight are the establishment and promotion of sound corrosion management practice, the advancement of cost effective corrosion control measures, and a sustained effort generally to raise corrosion awareness at all stages of design, fabrication and operation.
Levels of qualification
Personnel are qualified to carry out operations according to written instructions. ICorr Level 1 certificated personnel have demonstrated competence to set up specific equipment; carry out tests and perform inspections against written criteria; record and classify the results of tests and inspections against written criteria; report the results.
Level 1 personnel have not demonstrated competence in selecting the extent of inspection or testing required, appropriate inspection or test methods to be used, nor for the interpretation of specific requirements.
Level 2 personnel are qualified to perform and direct inspection or testing operations according to established or recognized procedures and they have demonstrated competence to choose the extent of inspection or testing to be used (where agreed procedures allow); choose the inspection and test methods to be used (where agreed procedures allow); set up and calibrate inspection or test equipment; perform and supervise inspection or testing tasks; interpret and evaluate results according to applicable normative documents; define the limitations of application for common test methods; understand and transform normative document requirements into practical instructions adapted to the actual working conditions; prepare written test instructions; organize and report the results of inspections or tests.
Level 3 personnel are qualified to direct any inspection or test operation for which they are certificated; assume full responsibility for an inspection or test facility and staff; establish and/or validate work instructions or procedures; interpret normative documents; designate the extent of inspection and the particular test methods and procedures to be used.
Rules & syllabuses
The requirements for experience, training, examinations etc. are documented in ICORR REQ DOC -Requirements for the Certification of Personnel Engaged in Painting and Coating Inspection, Cathodic Protection and Related Fields.
The appendices to this document are available separately and contain the syllabuses for both training and examinations.
All examinations consist of a general, specific and practical examination.
The general and specific examinations consist of both multi-choice and essay type questions. Examination duration is normally less than 1 day.
Certification is valid for 5 years, although attendance of a 1 day Review & Update course prior to certification expiry will extend the certification for a further 5 years - maximum examination interval is 10 years.
Certain concessions are available for individuals currently approved or certificated under existing schemes (this does not affect the existing