Visual Cylinder Inspector

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VCI – Visual Cylinder Inspector Course

– This certification course teaches the regulations and fundamentals of conducting visual inspections of solid wall and composite SCUBA and SCBA cylinders.  The full day 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 .  It is recognized by USDOT, Compressed Gas Association, and cylinder manufacturers as the most comprehensive, up to date training available today on this subject. Previously certified inspectors may attend this full course under the VCIR for re-qualification (see below).  The course is open to anyone 16 years or older and no previous cylinder inspection experience is required.  Participants receive certificate as Visual Cylinder Inspectors upon course completion.

VCIR – Visual Cylinder Inspector Refresher Course

– Refresher courses allow previously certified inspectors (by PSI-PCI) 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.  Contact the instructor hosting the class or PSI-PCI for information. If you are outside your 3 year window for updated training this is the course you need to take.  Refresher participants receive certificate  as Visual Cylinder Inspectors upon course completion.

SCBA – SCBA Visual Cylinder Inspector

– This course is a tailored version of the VCI course for those inspectors only dealing with Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) cylinders commonly used in fire fighting, emergency response, and other land based environments where the air may be unsafe to breath. As this course only covers SCBA Cylinder Inspection, it is slightly shorter then the full VCI course. Participants receive certification as a SCBA Visual Cylinder Inspector upon course completion.

VCIU – Visual Cylinder Inspector Update Seminar

If you are within your 3-year training windows, this update will renew you for another 3-years to keep you compliant with DOT and TDG regulations.

You will receive an email with a link to download the files, work through the presentations and return the exam and registration form to PSI.