About RMCI

spraying paintUntil the Registered Marine Coatings Inspectors (RMCI) qualification was introduced, there were no specific qualifications for marine coatings Inspectors. There are of course NACE, FROSIO and ICorr qualifications that touch upon the marine Industry, but nothing especially for Superyachts and leisure/pleasure vessels.

The RMCI qualification was instigated by the International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA) in conjunction with the SuperYacht Builders Association (SYBAss) and working with the International Institute of Marine Surveyors (IIMS). The course, the qualification and the certification system were produced in response to the request from these bodies.

What is the role of the marine coatings Inspector?
• To contribute to driving forward quality by providing advice on coatings selection, application and performance levels.
• To act as an advocate in detailed technical discussions.
• To inspect and monitor the process and environment during coating projects.
• To identify defects in coating systems by carrying out detailed surveys.
• To provide clients with an independent inspection of coating defects and damage.

Who does a marine coatings Inspector work for?
• Clients (boat owners or their representatives)
• Paint companies
• Insurance companies
• Boat yards
• Ship builders

Candidates are expected to have a NACE, FROSIO or ICorr Level II qualifications or significant relevant industry experience.

SYBAss members ship yards, the paint companies,repair and refit yards and coating facilities worldwide will only accept inspectors into their facilities who have this qualification in time. It is in the interests of all marine coating Inspectors to encourage their colleagues to undertake the course not only to raise the standards of inspection, but to standardise reporting and to ensure that the highest levels of independence are maintained.

Please use the Course Application Form to register your interest in attending a future RMCI course.