The Institute of Corrosion document which defines the requirements for the operation of the ICATS scheme is called the Req Doc and the latest version (the 15th Edition since the scheme was introduced in 2005) has just been approved. Management and Trainers of registered companies should be familiar with the contents of the document. A copy is available to download here.

The major changes in the latest version are as follows:

• Mentoring – the maximum number of Trainee Applicators one qualified ICATS Applicator can mentor is 5
• Trainee Cards will only be valid for one year
• Trainers applying for renewal must be working for an ICATS registered company and have trained within the last three years
• Conditions for out of date renewals have been revised