VCI - Visual Cylinder Inspector Course - This certification course teaches the basics of conducting visual inspections of solid wall and composite SCUBA and SCBA cylinders. The 6 - 8 hour course is suited for those new to visual inspection well as those who have been inspecting without formal training through its wide range of inspection subjects including damage limits, neck cracking, and laws affecting inspectors. Additionally, this course meets the OSHA and DOT requirements for employee HAZMAT training and attendants completing the course are qualified to conduct HAZMAT training for cylinder handlers . Previously certified inspectors may attend this full course under the VCIR for re-qualification. The course is open to anyone 16 years or older and no previous cylinder inspection experience is required. Participants receive certification as Visual Cylinder Inspectors upon course completion.
Cost: $295 (includes materials & certification)
VCIR - Visual Cylinder Inspector Refresher Course - Refresher courses allow previously certified inspectors (by PSI) to attend the full VCI course described above at a reduced price. Refreshers are offered in conjunction with all VCI courses even if not advertised as such. If you are outside your 3 year window for updated training this is the course you need to take. Refresher participants receive re-certified as Visual Cylinder Inspectors upon course completion.
Cost: $195 ($40 for materials if needed)
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