We are proud to be 1 of the few companies that have been awarded the SSPC QP 5 certification!



February 2016

Level 3 Coating Inspection, LLC  Awarded SSPC QP 5 Certification


SSPC QP 5 is a certification program for inspection companies that focuses on the industrial coating and lining industry. QP 5 evaluates an inspection company's ability to provide consistent quality inspection of coatings & linings for its clients.


On a fundamental level, QP 5 provides support to both the owner and inspection company by requiring checks and balances that ensure a high level of quality inspection regardless of which individual inspector is working the job site. This level of quality is accomplished by inspection service providers adopting quality programs that include regular maintenance training for inspectors, quality and procedural standards, corporate internal auditing of inspection records, and accountability.


Consistency and accountability at all levels of the inspection service gives the owner knowledge that their project is not just being inspected, it is also reviewed and supported by the inspection company itself. Because of the QP 5 requirements, both owners and inspection companies have realized that where there was once a gaping hole - QP 5 fits perfectly.


To be certified to QP 5, coating and lining inspection companies must demonstrate company standards in key areas:


• Management procedure

• Established inspection practice

• Systems of quality control

• Internal audit and review procedures

• Standards for qualifying and training personnel

• Policy for review and resolution of complaints


These key areas are evaluated first in form of submittals at the time of application, then confirmed through an impartial on-site audit at the headquarter offices of the coatings and lining inspection company. When a company has been awarded QP 5 certification periodic surprise audits to both the headquarter offices and the jobsite are performed to insure that the Inspection Company is adhering to the standards required.

Level 3 Coating Inspection, LLC

P.O. Box 1618

Highland, IN 46323