The AMPP Senior Certified Coatings Inspector credential is equivalent to the CIP Level 3, and PCI Level 3 certification. This certification is for coating inspectors who aim to be recognized as leaders in the Coatings Inspection field being the highest level of Coating Inspector certification.

After completing requirements, a Senior Certified Coatings Inspector can undertake unsupervised non‐destructive and destructive inspections of liquid and non‐liquid coatings applied to any substrate. They have proven technical knowledge and the ability to communicate issues that may arise on site and are capable of supervising basic and intermediate inspectors.

Please note that this is an AMPP hosted interview. Any bookings and inquiries would need to be done through the AMPP website.

The AMPP Coatings Inspector Program (CIP) is the world’s most recognised and specified coating inspection certification program.


  • Open for 3 days,
  • 1 hour oral examination per person

Method: Interview


  • Oral Examination
  • *Additional Ethics eCourse provided by AMPP may be required to complete certification*


  • Successful completion of Coatings Inspector Program Level 1 and Coatings Inspector Program Level 2 courses
  • Active Coatings Inspector Program Level 2 Certification

How to Book the Course

Please use the link below to book the CIP Peer Review Course.

Simply find the CIP Peer Review on Courses, and Type in Australia in the Location.

AMPP Course Schedule Search

Currently, there’s 2 peer reviews that’s available.

CIP Peer Review – Preston, Australia – November 7-9, 2023
CIP Peer Review – Perth, Australia – November 16-18, 2023

For more information regarding the course, please use this link to find out more.

Renewal requirements

An approved recertification application is required every 3 years. The work experience requirement for renewals for all certifications is one and half (1.5) years for the most recent three (3) year period. Additionally, some certifications have other requirements related to responsibility in charge.

As you prepare for renewal, please visit My Certification Portal to log and manage your work experience and Professional Development Hours (PDH’s) needed. Your work experience and PDH’s will be submitted as part of your renewal application but you can input PDH’s at any time. See the certification renewal guide for PDH’s requirements, our sample training PDH guide, and our PDH how-to videos.

Certification holders are required to pay a non-refundable processing fee for renewal.

NOTE: AMPP reserves the right to return any incomplete applications or those that do not meet the requirements. All application fees are non-refundable. To avoid processing delays or forfeiture of fees, please ensure that the application is complete, meets all the requirements and payment has been received.


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