BGAS Certification

How do I renew my BGAS qualification?

What is the highest grade in painting inspection?

How can I verify my certificate?

How can I make sure I am informed when my results are online?

How do I know my results are available to view online?

What do I need to do to access my results online?

Where can I get my customer number?

I have lost my BGAS Card. How do I get a replacement?

What are the main differences between Painting Inspection and Site Coatings?

How do I renew my BGAS qualification?

Grade 3 Renewals
From end June 2014 BGAS have made changes to their scheme documents and Grade 3 BGAS Painting Inspector course/exams are being amalgamated into the Grade 2, therefore as of end of June the Grade 3 will no longer exist.
  • All existing Grade 3 holders, whose approval is due to expire, will be granted a time extension to their existing Grade 3 approval until 31 December 2014 (unless they wish to be examined to Grade 2 at an earlier date). This is to provide sufficient time to arrange training and re-examination while allowing continuity of work.
  • The existing Grade 3 holders whose approval is valid will remain so until the current expiry date on their approval.
  • June 2014 implementation of new examination format for renewals and first time candidates.

Please note: All renewals of existing Painting Inspector Grade 3 will require being re-examined to Grade 2 or higher..

Five-year renewal
In order to renew your approval after five years, please forward the following for processing:
  • An up-to-date CV or Logbook Sheets detailing the last five years
  • 2 signed passport photos (signed on the back)
  • A valid eyesight certificate dated within 6 months (Times Roman Numeral or N4 Standard, at not less than 300mm on a standard test chart for near vision in at least one eye, corrected or uncorrected) Visual acuity and colour perception test (assessed by the Ishihara 24 plate or equivalent)
  • Original BGAS card
  • Fee of £160.80 (incl VAT) by cheque or bank draft payable to TWI Ltd. Please also include your correct postal address.
Your application can be accepted 3 months prior to the current expiry data at the earliest.

Ten-year renewal
In order to renew your approval after ten years, please forward the following for processing:
  • CV for approval
  • 2 passport photos (signed on the back)
  • A valid eyesight certificate (As above)
  • Original BGAS ID card
Once your CV has been approved, you will be sent a letter confirming this. Upon receipt of the letter of confirmation, you will be able to arrange your examination.

In both cases, all renewal documents should be sent to:
Training & Examination Services
TWI Ltd
Granta Park
Great Abington
Cambridge
CB21 6AL
United Kingdom
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What is the highest grade in painting inspection?

The highest is Grade 1 with Grade 3 being the lowest.
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How can I verify my certificate?

Please contact TWI Training & Examination Services on +44 (0) 1223 899500 or e-mail trainexam@twi.co.uk
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How can I make sure I am informed when my results are online?

When completing your enrolment form, please ensure you enter your e-mail address clearly.
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How do I know my results are available to view online?

You will receive an e-mail notification giving you the link to where you will be able to view your results.
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What do I need to do to access my results online?

  • Go to www.twitraining.com . On the top bar, click on ‘Exam Results’
  • Enter your candidate number, exam date, date of birth and press ‘Submit’
  • If it is a retest, please make sure that you enter the retest date and not the initial exam date
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Where can I get my customer number?

UK only
  • On your invoice
  • On the e-mail notification sent when your results are available
  • By contacting Customer Services at the Training Centre where you booked your course
  • By e-mailing: trainexam@twi.co.uk

Overseas
  • By contacting Customer Services at the Training Centre where you booked your course
  • By e-mailing: trainexam@twi.co.uk
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I have lost my BGAS Card. How do I get a replacement?

You will need:
  • Your original BGAS certificate number
  • An up-to-date CV or Logbook Sheets detailing the last five years
  • 2 signed passport photos (signed on the back)
  • A valid eyesight certificate dated within 6 months (Times Roman Numeral or N4 Standard)
  • To pay a fee of £50.00 by cheque or bank draft payable to TWI Ltd. Please also include your correct postal address.

You will need to send all the above to:
Training & Examination Services
TWI Ltd
Granta Park
Great Abington
Cambridge
CB21 6AL
United Kingdom
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What are the main differences between Painting Inspection and Site Coatings?

Both the Painting Inspectors and the Site Coatings courses give students a very good understanding of corrosion, the concept of barriers to slow down the process of corrosion and the importance of service preparations.
The BGAS Painting course covers paint technology, specific paint systems, testing, paint defects, specifications and working practices.
The BGAS Site Coatings course covers the range of coatings used, the application and testing of these coatings, coating defects, inspection requirements, repairs to coatings, specifications and working practice.
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