Who owns ICATS?
Why was ICATS developed?
How do I apply for ICATS training?
1. Companies must complete and submit the Company Registration form (ICATS-AF1) to Correx. After acceptance registered companies should advise Correx of their intent to nominate experienced employees for the ICATS Company trainer course. Subsequently, the nominees then apply to join an ICATS Company Trainer course by completing the ICATS Applicator Trainer form (ICATS-AF2) and returning this to Correx. Suitable candidates will be offered a place on the first available ICATS Company Trainer course.
2. Companies must then register their operatives with Correx to undergo ICATS training by their qualified and certificated trainers.
Certification of operatives by Correx occurs after satisfactory completion of all training units, including the training assessments.
Trainer and operative achievements are recorded on their respective wallet cards, issued by Correx, and are registered on the ICATS database.
How is ICATS managed and controlled?
The scheme is operated by Correx in accordance with the Institute of Corrosion document Requirements for the Certification of Personnel Engaged in Industrial Coatings.
Application ICorr REQ DOC (ICATS)
What are the benefits of ICATS?
How does ICATS relate to other skills and competency schemes?
What are the minimum entry requirements for ICATS?
Candidates for the ICATS Trainer qualification shall have at least five years experience related to the competencies set out in Section 3.2 of the ICorr REQ DOC (ICATS) which shall include at least 1 year’s experience at supervisory and/or management level. Candidates are required to hold the basic Industrial Coating Applicator qualification prior to commencing a specialist module course.
Who supports ICATS?
How long do the courses last?
The ICATS company trainer course for the Industrial Coating Applicator unit is 2 consecutive days.
Training of industrial surface preparation and coating operatives for qualification of ‘Industrial Coatings Applicator’ should take approximately 40 hours but this is not required to be continuous and can be completed in a module format either at the registered company’s premises or on site. Training must be completed within 1 year of commencement.
Training for the specialist modules should take either 2 or 3 days per module.
What will it cost?
Companies may reclaim part or all of these training costs via organisations such as CITB provided they are in-scope.