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GPI offers several multi-day training certification courses as well as a wide range of one-hour continuing education courses. All training courses provided by GPI through NHI/FHWA, SSPC, and NACE are listed on the organization’s website. Registration is handled there as well. For a list of current courses, please visit:

Training/Certifications

PROTECTIVE COATINGS

Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC) Training/Certification Programs
C-1 Fundamentals of Protective Coatings
SSPC 3.8 CEUs
5 days/40 hours (includes course exam)
This course provides a practical and comprehensive overview for those who are new to the protective coatings industry. It is also an ideal refresher for reviewing the fundamentals of corrosion and the use of coatings as a protective mechanism against corrosion and deterioration of industrial structures.
C-2 Specifying & Managing Coatings Projects
SSPC 3.8 CEUs
5 days/40 hours (includes course exam)
This course is designed to provide those who understand coating fundamentals with an overview of the principles of planning, awarding, and monitoring the quality of new construction or maintenance painting projects.
C-3 Supervisor/Competent Person for Deleading of Industrial Structures
SSPC 3.0 CEUs
4 days/32 hours (includes course exam)
C3 includes background information on the hazards of lead and other toxic metals as well as the current legal and regulatory environment. The course contains specific discussions on protecting workers, compliance with environmental regulations, proper management of waste streams and operations that result in potential exposures to lead, and associated control technology.
C-5 Lead Paint Removal Refresher
1 day/8 hours (includes course exam)
This one-day course provides refresher training for supervisors/competent persons who are responsible for industrial deleading operations. It starts with a review of basic information about lead and the human health hazards associated with it. C5 concludes with discussions about emissions control as presented in SSPC Guide 6.
Bridge Coating Inspector (BCI) Level 1
SSPC 3.7 CEUs
5 days/40 hours (includes course exam)
The BCI program covers the fundamentals of how to inspect surface preparation and application of protective coatings on bridge steel. The course covers unique situations that will affect inspection in the field (e.g. containment, field safety hazards, changing weather conditions), as well as the fundamental inspection skills required to inspect new bridge steel painted in the shop, in the field or maintenance systems applied in the field.
Bridge Coating Inspector (BCI) Level 2
SSPC 3.7 CEUs
6 days/44 hours (includes certification exam)
This 6 day program includes the Level 1 Program. The Level 1 Program is days 1-5 and then the Level 2 Program is day 6. The BCI program covers the fundamentals of how to inspect surface preparation and application of protective coatings on bridge steel. The course covers unique situations that will affect inspection in the field (e.g. containment, field safety hazards, changing weather conditions), as well as the fundamental inspection skills required to inspect new bridge steel painted in the shop, in the field or maintenance systems applied in the field.

National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) Certification Programs

Coatings Inspector Level 1
6 days/60 hours (includes course exam) 5.6 CEU’s
CIP 1 is an intensive presentation of the basics of coating application and inspection. The course provides both the technical and practical fundamentals for coatings inspection work on structural steel projects. Although specifically designed for coatings inspection trainees, this course will benefit anyone interested in gaining a better understanding of coatings application and inspection including project engineers, quality assurance managers, contractors, painters, technical sales representatives, blasters, paint applicators and maintenance personnel.
Coatings Inspector Level 2
6 days/60 hours (includes course exam) 5.6 CEU’s
CIP 2 focuses on specialized methods of surface preparation and application, and coating types for both steel and non-steel substrates. The course also deals with advanced inspection techniques and shop coating processes. Students learn about destructive test instruments and more sophisticated non-destructive test methods. It will also cover inspection criteria, failure modes, laboratory testing and a comprehensive instrument review. Anyone who is interested in increasing his or her coatings inspection knowledge and expertise, or wants to become a certified NACE Coatings Inspector, should attend this course.

STRUCTURES

Federal Highway Administration/National Highway Institute

Instructor-led Training Courses

FHWA-NHI-130053 Bridge Inspection Refresher Training
3 DAYS, 1.8 CEU UNITS
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FHWA-NHI-130087 Inspection and Maintenance of Ancillary Highway Structures
2 DAYS, 1.1 CEU UNITS
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FHWA-NHI-130088 Bridge Construction Inspection
4.5 DAYS, 2.7 CEU UNITS
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FHWA-NHI-130108 Bridge Maintenance
4 DAYS, 2.3 CEU UNITS
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FHWA-NHI-134062 Bridge Rehabilitation Design
4.5 DAYS, 2.7 CEU UNITS
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Web-based Training Courses

FHWA-NHI-130105A Introduction to FRP Materials and Applications for Concrete Structures
3 HOURS, .3 CEU UNITS
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FHWA-NHI-130105B Construction Procedures & Specs for Bonded Repair & Retrofit of Conc Structures
5 HOURS, .5 CEU UNITS
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FHWA-NHI-130105C QC of Repair and Retrofit of Concrete Structures Using FRP Composites
5 HOURS, .5 CEU UNITS
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FHWA-NHI-130107A Fundamentals of Bridge Maintenance
7 HOURS, .7 CEU UNITS
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FHWA-NHI-130111 Nondestructive Evaluation Fundamentals for Bridge Inspection
6 HOURS, .6 CEU UNITS
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Continuing Education

The following classes are complementary but only offered in the areas specified. They are typically one hour courses and can be held at your location or ours.

BUILDING SYSTEMS

(Available in MD, NJ, NY, PA, VA, and DC)

Lighting Controls & Design – IECC 2012 & IGCC 2012
AIA 1 LU/HSW IDCEC 1 CEU/HSW
Understand the definition of a Daylight Zone and controls required by IECC 2012 and IGCC 2012. Learn about lighting reduction controls, automatic time switch controls, occupancy sensors, and daylight zone controls.
Plumbing for Architects
AIA 1 LU/HSW IDCEC 1 CEU/HSW
Learn about various types of plumbing fixtures and installation requirements, code requirements, user needs, budget considerations, and LEED Water Reduction and it’s relation to plumbing fixture selection.
Understanding Mechanical Systems
AIA 1 LU/HSW IDCEC 1 CEU/HSW
Learn about criteria for HVAC System Selection, Concept of Heating and Cooling, Load Calculations, Airside Concept and VAV Distribution, Refrigerant Cycle, and Systems Types. (Comprehensive 2hr/2LU Class available).
Structural 101
AIA 1 LU
Learn about basic structural engineering, structural loading, and common structural engineering challenges. Learn about foundation systems, the importance of geotechnical investigations, and typical structural framing options and materials.
How to Read MEP Drawings
AIA 1 LU
Learn how to find exactly what you are looking for on MEP drawings and gain an understanding of standard industry symbols and code requirements shown on MEP drawings.
Benefits of Interior Design & Engineering Collaboration
AIA 1 LU IDCEC 1 CEU
Overview of the interaction between the architect/interior designer and mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineers (MEP).
Building Commissioning
AIA 1 LU/HSW
Learn about benefits of implementing the commissioning process, when commissioning activities occur, and how commissioning can affect construction cost.
LEED v4 Engineering & Architectural Integrated Design
AIA 1 LU/HSW
Learn how the role of the architect can impact the available engineering credits, the benefits of coordinating with the project team and owner’s representatives early in a project’s lifecycle, and how preemptive measures can improve the comfort levels, energy consumption, and overall health of occupants in a space.

ENVIRONMENTAL & SUSTAINABILITY

(Available in FL)

Wetland Impact Evaluations for Florida Water Supply Managers: Statistical, GIS & Field Methods
FBPE 1 PDH
This course provides an overview of innovative statistical, GIS, and field-based methods to identify significant patterns in wetland/lake water levels and ecological conditions. The intended audience is water supply managers, engineers, and environmental scientists. Topics include: the Historical Normal Pool Concept, Minimum Flows and Levels, Trend Assessments, Spatial Interpolation, and Wetland Assessment Procedures.
State of Florida Water Quality Regulations
FBPE 1 PDH
This course covers the latest in water quality regulations that will affect Florida engineers in a variety of ways, from available funding for projects, to design recommendations. It covers the basics of the State’s NPDES and TMDL program, the latest developments on Numeric Nutrient Criteria, water quality credit trading, and BMAP development.
Intro to Wetland Permitting & Mitigation Assessment
FBPE 1 PDH
This course provides an introduction and brief overview of wetland permitting requirements (local, state, and federal) and compensatory
wetland mitigation. The intended audience includes project managers, engineers, architects, and contractors. Topics to be discussed include how to identify a wetland, difference types of wetlands and how that relates to permitting and mitigation constraints, and how to anticipate schedules and costs related to wetland mitigation.

 

 

GPI is registered or licensed as a continuing education provider by these organizations:

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