Corrosion and Coating



On completion of the training program, the student will be awarded:

→ A Certificate of Corrosion and Coating, issued by Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore.

The Certificate of Corrosion and Coating is obtained after completing the course and passing the online test.


This training course provides a general introduction to the corrosion process, the protective coating used to prevent corrosion, the coating process and coating inspection.

Whom the course is for

The course Corrosion and Coating is aimed at anyone interested in understanding the corrosion process and the protective coatings used to prevent corrosion. This may include Ship Managers, Technical Superintendents, Ship Masters, Officers and Seafarers; Shipyards Technical Staff; Surveyors; P&I and/or Insurance Inspectors; Naval Architects; Etc.


On completion of the training, students will be able to:

  • Know the different types of corrosion and their causes.
  • Understand the corrosion phenomenon and the threat it represents to the structural integrity.
  • Know the protective coating systems used in shipbuilding.
  • Be familiar with the constituents, structure and curing prerequisites of the protective coating systems.
  • Understand the different phases of the coating process and the requirements for successful coating application.
  • Be familiar with coating inspection procedures and the requirements of the IMO PSPC.
  • Recognise the different forms of coating failure.

Course Contents

Module 1 – Introduction to Corrosion and Protective Coatings

  • Corrosion definition
  • Causes of corrosion
  • Different forms of corrosion
  • Corrosion rate
  • Protective coating systems
  • Paint coating components
  • Types of coatings
  • Technical data sheets
  • Coating cure

Module 2 – Coating Process and Inspection

  • Coating process scheme
  • Surface preparation
  • Cleaning techniques
  • Surface preparation
  • Paint application
  • Coating durability requirements
  • Coating inspection
  • Coating system documentation
  • Coating inspector qualifications
  • Inspection procedures and plan
  • Coating defects