Pre-requisites for IMM Certification Schemes

NO. COURSES REQUIREMENTS/PRE-REQUISITES TARGETED PARTICIPANTS

IMM COATING CERTIFICATION SCHEME

1. IMM-SSPC C7 Abrasive Blasting** Must have prior blasting and/or painting experience

AND

Must have 800 documented hours of blasting-painting experience in an industrial or marine environment prior to applying for the courses.

Blasters and painters
2. IMM-SSPC C12 Spray Application**
3. Certified B1B2 Assistant Blaster and Painter Complete Primary School and able to read and write in English or Bahasa Malaysia. There is no mandatory pre-requisite training for this certification program Existing helpers who are without any certification, other trades interested in Blasting and Painting and fresh entry into the Oil & Gas Industry including school leavers are eligible to enroll for the program.
4. Certified Blasting and Painting Supervisor Certified Protective Coatings Technician Level 2 (Multi-Skill) with working experience Blasting and Painting supervisor and; Blasters and Painters who wish to upgrade their knowledge and skills to another level of competency.
5. Certified Coating Inspector Level 1 Pass in SPM with at least 2 years relevant work experience

OR
Diploma or Degree in equivalent Science / Engineering related field

OR
IMM PCT L1/L2 or NACE/SSPC certificate

Persons such as painting inspector, painting supervisor, technicians, specifiers and engineers who have been trained and/or have experience in coatings inspection and desire to be certified for career advancement.
6. Certified Coating Inspector Level 2 Minimum 6 months of documented working experience after obtaining IMM PCI Level 1 certification or equivalent qualifications. Certified Coating Inspector Level 1
7. Certified Coating Quality Control Technician No previous working experience required. Blasters   &   Painters   Technician   and   Blasting & Painting Supervisor who wish to upgrade their knowledge and skills to another level of competency
8. Corrosion Control by Protective Paints*** No previous working experience required. Managers, engineers, contractors, site supervisor, architects, and technical paints consultants
9. Certified Thermal Spray Coating Applicator No previous working experience required. For those in the field of coating who desire to understand and learn the increasing use of thermal spray coating in the fight against corrosion. It is recommended for graduates of IMM Coating Scheme.
10. Basic Knowledge on Corrosion Protection for Technicians and Engineers*** No previous working experience required. Technicians and engineers

IMM COATING FINGERPRINT CERTIFICATION SCHEME

11. Coating Fingerprint Foundation Course*** No previous working experience required
Minimum academic qualification: SPM, SKM, SVM or equivalent
Anyone interested in the topic and their applications including graduates with bachelor degree through Ph.D level, researchers, chemists, engineers, physicists, or technicians from academia and industry who work in or are beginning to work in the field. Managers in this industry will greatly benefit from this overview lecture course.
12. Certified Coating Fingerprint Quality Controller Level 1 Has attended the IMM Coating Fingerprint Foundation Course (a 1-day classroom & laboratory course);
OR
Has been certified as IMM Coating Inspector Level 2 or equivalent [e.g. Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC) Coating Inspector Level 2, NACE International Coating Inspector Level 2, the British Gas Approved Scheme (BGAS) Coating Inspector Level 2, the Norwegian Professional Council for Education and Certification of Inspectors for Surface Treatment (FROSIO) Coating Inspector Level 2, Institute of Corrosion (ICorr) Coating Inspector Level 2, Association for Certification and Qualification of Anticorrosive Paintwork (ACQPA) Coating Inspector Level 2 etc.]

AND
Has attended the IMM Coating Fingerprint Quality Controller Level 1 training course

These certification schemes are for those who will be involved in conducting quality control and quality assurance on coating/paint systems such as quality assurance managers and supervisors for coating contractors, representatives of coating suppliers, end-client project supervisors and QA/QC personnel, analysts at testing laboratories, coating inspectors, paint factory chemists and assistant chemists, paint QC technicians etc. It will also be of interest to estimators, steel fabricators and structural engineers involved in designing or maintaining steel structures.
13. Certified Coating Fingerprint Quality Controller Level 2 Possess valid IMM Certified Coating Fingerprint Quality Controller Level 1 certificate with at least 6-month working experience on coating fingerprint
AND

Has attended the IMM Coating Fingerprint Quality Controller Level 2 training course

14. Certified Coating Fingerprint Quality Controller Refresher Course Possess IMM Coating Fingerprint Quality Controller Level 1 or Level 2 IMM Certified Coating Fingerprint Quality Controller Level 1 or Level 2.

Before the end of the 5-year re-certification period, the candidate must sit for the IMM Certified Coating Fingerprint Quality Controller Level 1 or Level 2 certification examination again. Prior to that, the candidate shall attend the Refresher Course for Certified Coating Fingerprint Quality Controller.

15. Certified Coating Fingerprint Trainer Possess valid IMM Certified Coating Fingerprint Quality Controller Level 2 certification with at least 6-month working experience on coating fingerprint. This certification scheme is for IMM Certified Coating Fingerprint Quality Controller Level 2 who are interested in training candidates for the following courses:

·    IMM Coating Fingerprint Foundation Course;

·    IMM Certified Coating Fingerprint Quality Controller Level 1;

·    IMM Certified Coating Fingerprint Quality Controller Level 2; and

·    IMM Certified Coating Fingerprint Quality Controller Refresher Course.

IMM CORROSION CERTIFICATION SCHEME

16. Certified Corrosion Technician Level 1 Technicians with experience Intended for all engineers who interested in the knowledge of corrosion monitoring and inspection and who wish to pursue a career as a IMM Certified Corrosion Technician.
17. Certified Corrosion Technician Level 2 IMM Certified Corrosion Technician Level 1 with 3 years working experience
18. Certified Cathodic Protection Technician Level 1 Technician with working experience Technicians, engineers, managers and all involved in corrosion management and control
19. Certified Cathodic Protection Technician Level 2 5 years working experience in Cathodic Protection field or IMM Certified Cathodic Protection Technician Level 1 with minimum 1 year of working experience in related field. Senior Technicians, Working Engineers, or any personnel with related work experience and has been certified with IMM Certified Cathodic Protection Technician Level 1 certification scheme.
20. Certified Cathodic Protection Engineer No previous working experience needed. Cathodic protection technician, corrosion engineers, managers and all involved in the maintenance, design and specifications
21. Corrosion Control by Cathodic Protection*** No previous working experience needed. Managers, engineers, contractors, site supervisors, specifiers and corrosion consultant. It is recommended for graduates   of IMM corrosion and coating certification schemes.
22. Basic Corrosion & Coating Course*** No previous working experience needed. Technicians & engineers

IMM MATERIALS COURSES

23. Materials Selection & Corrosion*** No previous working experience needed. ·    Engineers involved in projects which involve materials selection or corrosion

·    Materials engineers, managers who want to gain an overview of the materials selection and corrosion issues

·    Integrity Engineers

·    Maintenance Engineers

24. Metallurgical Failure Investigation*** No previous working experience needed. Engineers from all industries particularly oil & gas, aerospace and railways; material scientists, engineers, project engineers and asset integrity engineers.
25. Basic Course on Operation of Mobile Air Compressor*** No previous working experience needed. Work Leaders, technicians and engineers.

IMM MECHANICAL JOINT INTEGRITY CERTIFICATION SCHEME

26. Certified Technician in Mechanical Joint Integrity for Small-bore Piping, Tubing and Valves (SBV) Minimum 5 years working experience at site (offshore or for onshore plant/construction site) in the instrument and process control discipline, hook-up and construction, and maintenance works
AND

Have used tube benders, cutters and gap inspection gauge
AND

Fit-for work for offshore or for onshore plant/construction site
AND

Able to read and understand in English

For those who are in the key roles of installation, assembly and dis-assembly, maintenance
and repair, operations and inspection of valve packing and small-bore piping / tubings, such as:

·    Instrument technicians/fitters

·    Instrument supervisors/team leads

·    Valve technicians

·    Mechanical technicians

·    Maintenance technicians (mechanical/ instrument discipline)

·    Instrument specialists/engineers

·    Operations (multi-skilled) technicians

·    Well services personnel dealing with wellhead control panels

27. Certified Technician in Mechanical Joint Integrity (MJI) for Flange Bolted Connections (FL) Minimum 5 years working experience at site (offshore or for onshore plant/construction site)
AND

Have used manual torque wrench or supervised workers using manual torque wrench and hydraulic torque wrench for flange bolted connections

AND

Fit-for work for offshore or for onshore plant/construction site
AND

Able to read and understand in English

For those who have to execute installation, assembly and dis-assembly, maintenance and repair,
operations, works supervision and inspection of flange/clamp bolted connections, such as:

·    Frontline flange assemblers (for pressure vessels, process equipment, plant piping and pipeline)

·    Fitters/Riggers

·    Site Team Leaders

·    Quality and Inspection personnel

·    Construction superintendent

·    Construction supervisors

IMM THERMAL INSULATION CERTIFICATION SCHEME

28. Introduction to Thermal Insulation*** No previous experience required. For those who wish to understand the thermal insulation for industries, prevention of corrosion under insulation (CUI), QA&QC and inspection, theoretical background & developments.
29. Certified Thermal Insulation Installer No previous experience required. For those persons who wish to begin a career in this field but have little or no experience and for Insulation Engineers, Specifier, Technicians, Supervisor and Inspector who desire to broader their knowledge in the usage and technique of thermal insulation and sheet metal application.

IMM VIBRATION CERTIFICATION SCHEME

30. Certified Vibration Practitioner Category 1 SPM (sciences stream or vocational or equivalent) with at least credit in English and Mathematics Engineers, supervisors, inspections and technicians
31. Certified Vibration Practitioner Category 2 IMM Certified Vibration Practitioner Category 1 and with at least 6 months experience in vibration monitoring Engineers, supervisors, inspections and technicians
32. Certified Vibration Specialist Category 3 IMM Certified Vibration Practitioner Category 2 and with at least 6 months experience in vibration monitoring Managers, engineers, supervisors, inspections and technicians
33. Certified Vibration Specialist Category 4 IMM Certified Vibration Specialist Category 3 and with at least 6 months experience in vibration monitoring Managers, engineers, supervisors, inspections and technicians

IMM WELDING CERTIFICATION SCHEME

34. Certified Welding Inspector Welding experience required

·    SPM or equivalent – 5 years

OR

·    Engineering Diploma in Engineering/Technology – 3 years,

OR

·    Vocational Diploma in Engineering/Technology – 3 years,

OR

·    Degree in Engineering – 1 year

Professionals with working experience in welding and fabrication, who are willing to upgrade their skills according to International standards. Participants can choose any two of the standards from API 1104, ASME IX, AWS D1.1 and ISO 5817 for their assessment.
35. Certified IMM-JWES Associate Welding Engineer (AWE)* Welding Engineer

OR
Have experience as Welding Instructor

OR
Inspector of welded products

36. Certified IMM-JWES Welding Engineer (WE)* Passed the AWE Examination

AND

Attended a previous AWE training course

37. Certified IMM-JWES Senior Welding Engineer (SWE)* Passed the WE Examination

AND

Attended a previous WE training course

38. Certified Thermit Welding Practitioner (Level 1) AGC01 – Ampang Line System and Vehicle Overview
AGC02LEP – Ampang New Rules and Procedure
AGC03 – Emergency Response Procedure
AGC05 – Accident and Incident Procedure
ATN04 – Track and Component Inspection
ATN20 – Track Component – Rails
ATN21 – Track Inspection – Rail Defect Inspection
ATN23 – Track Maintenance – Beater Packing
Track network maintenance staff
39. Certified Thermit Welding Practitioner (Level 2) Thermit Welding Practitioner Level 1 with 15 trial recorded practice without fail Certified Thermit Welding Practitioner Level 1
 
*      certification scheme of the Institute of Materials, Malaysia (IMM) in collaboration with the Japan Welding Engineering Society (JWES)
**     certification scheme of the Institute of Materials, Malaysia (IMM) in collaboration with the Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC)
***   non-certification scheme