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HDG Frequently Asked Questions
Who is entitled to member registration on HDG training courses?
If you are an ACA member you may register for a HDG training course at the member rate. If you are a GAA member, you may register for any HDG training course at the member rate. If you are not a member of either association, you may either register at the non-member rate or sign up to become a member – you can sign up to become an ACA member here.
What is GAA (Galvanizers Association of Australia)?
GAA, Galvanizers Association of Australia comprises many of the leading galvanizing companies throughout Australia, New Zealand, and Asia. GAA is an industry Association established in 1963 to represent galvanizing companies and to provide technical consulting services on a not-for-profit basis.
The Association’s objectives are to provide the highest standards in design and quality of galvanized products and to assist consumers achieve the economics inherent in the correct design and application of galvanized products.
The ACA and GAA have partnered on the HDG course to provide training to the Galvanising, Corrosion and Prevention Industry.
What do I need to bring to a HDG course?
You will need to wear steal cap work boots and workshop attire as you will be in a working galvanising plant.
A note pad and pen doesn’t go astray.
If you have your own safety gear and would like to use that instead of provided you’re welcome to bring it.
If you wear prescription glasses normally and have safety prescription glasses we recommend you bring them.
A good attitude and willingness to learn is very important.
What are the requirements for achieving my HDG Inspector accreditation?
Successful completion of this course and exam in person.
Your results will be forwarded to the ACA office after the exams are marked. You should then receive an email from the ACA training team advising you of the result. If satisfactory results were achieved this email will include a digital copy of your certificate.
Pls make sure you have registered with your personal email to ensure this goes to you directly.
Every 5 years you will need to renew your certification at a small fee and proof of industry experience.
The ACA and GAA will endeavour to provide the opportunity for all inspectors remain current and certified. Please keep your personal details updated with both associations to ensure we can follow up when required.
If you would like to check yours or someone else’s certification validity they are all listed on the GAA website.
How do I check and renew my HDG Inspector certification?
All HDG Inspectors are listed on the GAA website ACA Certified Hot Dip Galvanizing Inspectors (gaa.com.au)
Please email with your request to renew your Hot Dip Galvanizing Inspector certification to the ACA training team firstname.lastname@example.org.
The certificate is valid for 5 years and then each renewal is valid for 5 years.
What happens if I do not pass my HDG exam?
If you are unsuccessful in your exam, you may decide to re-sit the exam, ideally with the next scheduled course. Otherwise proctoring and coordination fees will apply on a case-by-case basis. If a satisfactory result is not achieved the whole course will need to be repeated. You will be entitled to a 20% discount if the second course is completed within a year of the first course. otherwise, full fees apply.