After the first course in Amsterdam from 6-10 December, the following dates and locations have been organised.
The RMCI qualification has been instigated by the SuperYacht Builders Association (SYBAss) in conjunction with the International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA) and working with the International Institute of Marine Surveyors (IIMS) and the Institute of Corrosion (ICorr).
The course, the qualification and the certification process have been produced in response to the request from these bodies to upskill inspectors and counter what is perceived as a growing problem in the industry. It is the industry’s desire that SYBAss member ship yards, the paint companies, repair and refit yards and coating facilities worldwide will only accept inspectors into their facilities who have this qualification in time.
On completion of the RMCI qualification, successful candidates will be able to put the letters RMCI after their name. Their name will be added to the online Marine Coating Inspector Register and they will receive an Identity Card valid for five years.
The course is presented and managed by Marine Surveying Academy Ltd, the training division of one of the joint certifying bodies, the International Institute of Marine Surveying.
The RMCI course content:
The RMCI course is four and a half days long with a half day written examination on the final day.
The course is made up of four units.
* An introduction to the RMCI Qualification
* Introduction to Coatings & Inspections
* Inspection Equipment
* Report Writing
Candidates for the course will be either a practicing coatings inspector, or are expected to have a NACE, FROSIO or ICorr Level II qualifications, or a background with significant relevant industry experience. However, it is anticipated that this course will be of interest to non practicing inspectors and others too in associated areas. They will be welcomed on the course if this is their area of operation.
Cost of course:
£1,800 net (no VAT payable).
This includes the cost of four and a half days tuition, the half day examination and marking, certification, supporting course materials, luncheon, tea and coffee on all days.
For those choosing not to sit the examination, a certificate of attendance only will be issued. Upon payment for the course full joining instructions will be made available.
For more information and full details see the RMCI web site.