Until 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 Super Yachts and leisure/pleasure vessels.
The RMCI qualification was instigated by the Super Yacht Builders Association (SYBAss) in conjunction with the International Confederation of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA) and working with the International Institute of Marine Surveyors (IIMS) and the Institute of Corrosion (ICorr). The course, the qualification and the certification system were produced in response to the request from these bodies.
The RMCI course has taken some two years to develop and has had input from a wide range of coating specialists from across Europe. The course is made up of four Units of study and there is be an examination at the end. The course comprises four and a half days and a half day examination. The examination is made up of three parts.
The RMCI course is delivered by the Marine Surveying Academy Ltd on behalf of joint certificating bodies the International Institute of Marine Surveying and the Institute of Corrosion.