The Richmond Dive Club is hosting a Visual Cylinder Inspection® Course from PSI (Professional Scuba Inspectors). The discounted cost of the class will be $300 per person.
The class will be held on May 28, 2022 and PSI will be conducting the class at;
Tri-City Scuba & Adventure Center
Colonial Heights, Virginia 23834
Starting at 0830 SHARP, it will be a full day of training.
VCI - Visual Cylinder Inspection® Course - This is the core certification course provided by PSI-PCI and in it we teach 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 as well as those who have been inspecting without formal training through its wide range of inspection subjects including damage limits, neck cracking and other cylinder issues, plus 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. The course also provides an overview of a variety of associated topics including requalification, oxygen cleaning, valve repair, tools, and more. For more formal training on these topics refer to Specialties below.
It is the only training formally endorsed, referred to and utilized by the cylinder manufacturers; and recognized by USDOT, Compressed Gas Association, NFPA and others. It continues to be the most 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 for Visual Cylinder Inspection upon course completion valid for 3 years per Federal training requirements.