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 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 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 as Visual Cylinder Inspectors upon course completion valid for 3 years.

VCIR Visual Cylinder Inspection® Refresh Course

The Refresh course provides for previously certified PSI-PCI inspectors, who have exceeded the three year federally mandated recurrent training window to attend the full VCI course described above at a reduced alumni price.  Refresh courses are offered in conjunction with all VCI courses even if not advertised as such.  Contact the instructor hosting the VCI class or PSI-PCI for information. If you are outside your 3 year window for recurrent training this is the course you need to take.  Refresh participants receive certificate as Visual Cylinder Inspectors upon course completion valid for 3 years.

VCIU Visual Cylinder Inspector Update 

This 2 hour program is updated annually and designed to provide a current PSI-PCI trained inspector information on recent changes to cylinders and inspection standards as well as keeping you abreast of current happenings.  Additionally, this update meets the OSHA and DOT 3 year recurrent training requirements for cylinder HAZMAT handling.  Participants receive a Certificate of Attendance upon completion.