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Introduction

BGAS-CSWIP certification is aimed primarily at pipeline personnel with a focus on established subjects such as welding and NDT inspection. However, it also includes topics such as painting, coating, and agricultural and environmental matters, meaning that there is a more universal scope to the scheme.

This training programme is ideal if you are seeking a career change or if you are an established inspector wishing to extend your knowledge and certification into fresh areas.

Advance your skills and knowledge with TWI

Once you have passed your paint or coating inspection course, you can consider many of the other courses TWI offers.

If you send us your latest CV, we will advise you of the best course to advance your career, irrespective of the programme you took.

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Globally recognised qualifications

You can access the scheme documentation which includes detailed information regarding entry requirements here

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Professional Membership of The Welding Institute

Membership gives you access to all the technical knowledge that you need and will also make it easier for you to achieve your own personal learning and development goals.

You can also qualify for a 5% discount on training courses. Find out more!

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Continuing Professional Development

You can gain CPD points when attending this course - Find out more!


Frequently asked questions

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What are the main differences between painting inspection and site coatings?

The site coatings inspector course give students a very good understanding of corrosion principles, the concept of barriers to slow down the process of corrosion and the importance of surface preparation and profiles. Paint and coating defects, with a section on health and safety and report writing specific coating systems in accordance with CW5 and specific holiday testing requirements.

The painting inspector course give students a very good understanding of corrosion principles, the concept of barriers to slow down the process of corrosion and the importance of surface preparation and profiles. Paint and coating defects with a section on health and safety and report writing paint technology calculations, specific paint systems in accordance with PA10, density calculations, viscosity and holiday testing.

What is the highest grade in painting inspection?

The highest is grade 1 with grade 2 being the lowest.

How do I renew my BGAS qualification?

After 5 years, you will need to send in your CV for review. Your certification lasts 10 years after which you would need to take a renewal exam. We always suggest that all student should take 2 days refresher before their 10-year renewal exam.