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The Coating Inspector is a top-rated, NACE-certified coating inspection firm that specializes in protecting industrial assets. Invest in your infrastructure and get a free consultation on how we can ensure quality control, protect your investment, and inspect your protective coatings. Call us today for a free coating inspection assessment.

About Coating Inspection

Industrial assets need protective coatings to protect against the elements, abrasion, and corrosion. These coatings need to be thoroughly and regularly checked by trained and accredited NACE-certified inspectors.

With our proprietary, tried, and tested, exhaustive audit we’ll present a full report on the status of your infrastructure’s coatings with a clear maintenance action plan.

Get answers to the most commonly asked questions about coating inspection, corrosion, and protecting your assets written by NACE-certified experts, such as:

If you’d like to learn the most commonly asked questions, view our educational PDF download on industrial coating inspection here.

If you’re looking to protect your infrastructure, inspect your coating applications, and mitigate your future risks, you need a professional coating inspection company.

types of coating inspection

Cathodic Protection

Carthodic protection is a critical mitigation component to protect your assets against corrosion. By using an electro-chemical technique, corrosion is transferred from the primary material that you want to protect, to another metal.

The NACE institute offers a standardized education in Cathodic Protection. Through practical and theoretical training it empowers NACE-certified corrosion engineers to mitigate and reverse corrosion on business-critical materials.

Coating Inspection

Coating inspectors are NACE-certified and inspect industrial coatings across a wide variety of commercial and industrial industries. Protective coatings and paint are critical in maintaining equipment integrity. Coating inspection is the process of evaluating degradation and corrosion on those protective coatings.

Corrosion Management

A proactive corrosion management program, supervised by a NACE inspector is critical to maintaining industrial and heavy-duty equipment and assets.

By establishing a preventive maintenance plan and regular NACE-certified inspection, your business assets will be better protected against critical failure, reduced efficiency, and costly delays as a result.

We have the tools and technologies to expertly analyze surface coatings and provide detailed reports on their condition, allowing our customers to make informed business decisions on scheduling, budgeting and maintenance. The coating industry is fast changing. Advancements and new products enter the marketplace on a continual basis. Think of us as a beneficial resource that can enhance sound technical and economical choices for your coating projects from start to finish.


This association sets high standards of professionalism that define the industry. Fully certified NACE inspectors ensure the highest level of quality control on all coating projects and coating control systems under their authority.

At The Coating Inspector, we employ the highest skilled NACE accredited coating inspectors in the industry, with combined decades of experience.

Our Accreditations:

  • The Coating Inspector is NACE International certified in NACE levels 1, 2 and 3
  • SSPC Certified by the Society for Protective Coatings, the leading standard in the protective coatings industry
  • MPI Certified by the Master Painter’s Institute
  • NACE certification has Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 (advanced). Our NACE inspectors demonstrate the highest level of practical knowledge and industry-specific experience from working all over Canada and the world.

Our level 3 trained inspectors have inspected, maintained, and prevented corrosion for some of the largest companies–from the Bruce Power plant to large marine ports. With combined decades of experience, The Coating Inspector can handle any level of NACE inspection, from smaller projects to large enterprise worksites.

Our goal is for our entire team to provide safe, productive and qualified experiences across all aspects of the industry. This is work you can truly be proud of. Imagine driving across a bridge with your family or passing a water tower in your community and saying “I painted that.” At The Coating Inspector, we paint and protect a lot of monumental structures. This is a trade with a bright future.

At TCI, no job is too big, too small, or too tough! Please provide your information below and we will get back to you immediately with a quote. If additional information is required, you will be contacted by a TCI Representative. Thank you for considering The Coating Inspector!

Our process

our coating inspection process

We have a tried and true methodology for assessing and prevention corrosion through our ISO-standardized and client-customized workflow.



A maintenance survey determines the coating conditions of a surface. Surveys are used to create a maintenance schedule for re-coating and touch-up applications.



The Coating Inspector performs testing for a wide range of coating applications. We test for conformity, compatibility, performance, coat thickness, hardness, adhesion, and finishes.



Once testing has been completed, we provide our detailed recommendations in a report. This ensures that all aspects of the survey are considered and addressed.


Coating Specifications

All jobs are conducted according to industry standards: NACE/AMPP, ISO 9001:2015 and CSA/SSPC in Canada, ASTM and ISO for international clients.


our team

The Coating Inspector works with contractors, owners, and engineers. We are a third party unbiased leader in the provision of professional coating inspection services.


blasting & painting

The Coating Inspector provides supervision and project management in the sandblasting, painting and coatings industry.

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why us

hire the right coating inspector

Do you have existing corrosion, or are looking to prevent costly equipment failure? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Contact us today to get a consultation.

The Coating Inspector is ISO certified, something few competitors can offer. We also have extensive reviews, decades of combined experience and the most highly trained coating inspectors in the industry.

What is an ISO Certification?

“Certification to ISO 45001 demonstrates an organisations commitment to a safer working environment and the protection of employees against injury at work.

ISO 45001 certified organisations have identified and operate to regulatory requirements through enforcing procedures for compliance with legislation. Improved identification of hazards and risk management, involving all levels of the organisation through setting objectives, targets and documented responsibilities are recognised by regulators as a commitment to safe working conditions and continuous improvement.”

Source: https://www.qas-international….

QAS ISO certifies strict compliance procedures to legislative and standard compliances.

We have been certified in continuous improvement and service to our compliance.

We are commited to impeccable client service & employee safety.


The AMPP (Formerly know as The National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE)) is a globally recognized certification body to certify and train corrosion engineers.

With over 36,000 members globally, it is the most recognized trade association of corrosion inspectors to ensure industry standards in the coating inspection industry.

Established in 1943, it serves to train corrosion inspectors, enforce industry standards, certify engineers, publish and research corrosion inspection techniques and journals, as well as provide a standardized approach to corrosion inspection and prevention.

NACE “equips society to protect people, assets and the environment from the adverse effects of corrosion.”

Every project, business and industrial assets are unique. Depending on the scope of work, location and amount of inspectors or work hours required for your project, the cost can vary. 

However, The Coating Inspector is committed to saving your business time, money and assets. The cost of equipment breakdown, shutdown or repair delays can cost your business far more resources than preventative maintenance, work and inspection.

Call, email or contact us via the form below with a bit more of information about your business. From there we’ll consult with you regarding your unique corrosion prevention requirements. 

From there we’ll provide you a comprehensive quote and scope of work, and then begin working together with you to keep your facility and equipment in top working area.

Primarily all across Canada and globally (depending on the project).