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Who may attend this course?

The course is designed for you as an engineering, operations, technical, maintenance or inspection operative working within the oil and gas production, power generation, chemical process, utilities, commercial works (vendor) inspection organisation, classification society or insurance company.


What will I learn?

The Plant Inspector course encorporates the concepts of the pressure vessel inspection, piping inspection and aboveground tank inspection into its module. The range of topics covered on the course includes but not limited to:

  • Basics of plant Inspection
  • Inspection and design of pressure vessels
  • Inspection and design of above ground storage tanks
  • Inspection and design of process piping
  • Common damage mechanisms and inspection strategy
  • Material inspection and verification
  • Basics of welding
  • Welding procedures
  • Destructive testing
  • Non Destructive Examination (NDE)
  • Fundamentals of Risk Based Inspection (RBI)
  • Inspection interval, frequency and extent of inspection
  • Inspection, examination and pressure testing practices
  • Fundamentals of painting and cathodic protection
  • Fundamentals of repair, re-rating and alteration
  • Fundamentals of painting and cathodic protection
  • Quality assurance

What are the entry requirements?

If you wish to attend the CSWIP Plant Inspection training course, you must submit a copy of your CV for review. 

Ideally, you would hold qualifications in NDE and weld inspection, however, some flexibility regarding entry requirements can be offered to prospective students who hold academic qualifications and differing approvals/experience.


How does it work?

Upon registration, you will receive an email including your username and password through email. The standard duration of access to the course is 60 days and you will be notified about the expiry date approaching. Once you complete the training, you can contact one of our training centres to book your examination slot. By successfully passing the exam, you will be granted the certificate of Plant Inspector. 


How does the examination work?

Candidates shall attend the examination within one year from the time of registration on the course. The examination for Plant Inspector comprises open book and close book multiple-choice questions. The time allowed is specified in the examination paper presented to the candidate. All examination components have a pass mark of 70%


  • Closed book 100 multiple choice questions, time allowed 180 minutes
  • Open book 25 multiple choice questions, time allowed 180 minutes

What if you fail in the exam?

Candidates who fail to obtain a pass on any of the papers may take one retest on those parts of the examination in which success was not achieved. The retest must be completed within one year of the initial test; otherwise candidates will have to repeat the complete examination.

Candidates who are unsuccessful in the retest will be required to re-take the full approved course followed by the full examination.


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