NACE Institute Exam Fee - CIP Level 1 Theory Practice Exam

The Coating Inspector Level 1 Theory (written) Practice Exam is designed to assist candidates in preparing for the official certification exam which assess whether a candidate has the requisite knowledge and skills that a minimally qualified Basic Coatings Inspector (Level 1) must possess. The 50 multiple-choice questions are based on the Coating Inspector body of knowledge and are intended for practice and preparation purposes only.


The CIP Level 1 Theory Practice Exam is administered through Examity, an online remote proctoring service.  Once you have purchased the exam, please allow 5-7 business days to receive your authorization for the exam.  Once you are authorized, you will receive an email from with login and scheduling instructions into the online portal.  Once registered in the system you will be able to take the exam at your convenience.


You have 1 year from date of purchase to complete the exam or forfeit purchase fees


 Please note this is a PRACTICE theory (written) exam and is intended to assist the candidate in preparing for the official certification exam which is administered via computer-based testing at a Pearson VUE test center.  This is not related to the hands-on practical examination that is administered in-person at the end of the associated education course.  

Product Number: NI-ExamFee-CIP1-Practice-Exam
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Product Number: TTT-09 CIP Peer Review