CSWIP 3.3U – ROV Inspector

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Suitable for:

Manned submersible or ROV pilots/observers. NDT inspection divers, surface NDT practitioners or those with an engineering/science qualification.


Course Content:

Quality assurance; closed circuit television; calibration of equipment; cathodic protection systems; interpretation and recording methods.


Certification/Awarding Body:

Course Objectives:

  • To explain theoretical principles relating to remotely applied subsea inspection methods
  • To have basic understanding of quality assurance methods
  • To be competent to co-ordinate data retrieved from ROVs
  • To gain eligibility to sit the CSWIP 3.3U examination


Additional Information:

8 day course and 1 day exam (date to be arranged when booking and subject to availability). Fee includes exam.The course only (8 days) is also available – please contact Customer Services for further information.

Note for UK customers:

In Middlesbrough, the course and exam are conducted on 9 consecutive week days. In Aberdeen, the course and exam are conducted on 9 consecutive days including week-ends.


  • Be a manned submersible pilot or observer, having completed a minimum of 15 operational dives OR
  • Be a ROV pilot or observer having completed a minimum of 100 logged hours of underwater inspection work experience as pilot or observer OR
  • Have a qualification in a relevant engineering or science subject which should not be less than an HNC level or equivalent and a minimum of 12 months subsea engineering related work, including a minimum of 60 days spent at an offshore site OR
  • Be a current or previously approved CSWIP 3.1U or 3.2U Diver Inspector who has held such certification for a minimum of three years, with a minimum of 100 logged hours of underwater inspection work OR
  • Be a surface practitioner certified under CSWIP, PCN in ultrasonic testing, magnetic particle or penetrant testing or equivalent approval accepted by the CSWIP In-Service Inspection Management Committee, who has a minimum of three years documented experience in the application of NDT methods related to offshore facilities and to have spent a minimum of 30 days at an offshore work site gaining familiarity with underwater techniques.