The rules have changed! The United States
Government now requires cylinder requalifiers to
be trained as visual cylinder inspectors and the PSI-PCI program is
the most established, most respected and most comprehensive
training commercially available. Because PSI-PCI is the
recognized source of professional training in the visual
inspection of high pressure gas cylinders, USDOT requires the
yearly visual inspection of Luxfer’s fiber wrapped SCUBA
cylinder be conducted ONLY by PSI-PCI trained inspectors.
There is absolutely no better preparation available anywhere to
be a professional cylinder inspector trainer.
If you are a dedicated and motivated individual who is also
trained as an instructor or teacher, PSI-PCI is looking for you to
become one of our family of professional Cylinder Inspector
Trainers. Besides being an excellent way to promote safety in
the high pressure gas cylinder industry, being a PSI-PCI Instructor
is also an effective way to earn additional income in this
rapidly expanding field.
We conduct our ITC only once each year in
Kansas City, MO, and only three persons are authorized to conduct
the Course -- Mark Gresham, Dale Fox, and Michael Steidey. The
ITC will provide you with the information, skills and
confidence to instruct high pressure cylinder users in the
professional visual inspection of SCUBA and SCBA cylinders. You
will gain up-to-the-minute information on cylinder history,
specifications, markings, and inspection techniques. Most
importantly, you will receive extensive practical experience in
the actual professional inspection of cylinders. Upon completion
you will be qualified to teach all PSI-PCI courses.
This is a four day ITC
conducted in Fairfax, VA in early April of each year
and in Woodinville, WA in September of each year. The
course usually begins at 0800 on Thursday and is completed by about 1300
on Sunday. (Other PSI-PCI ITCs may be conducted at other locations around the country and you can find
information on these courses on the PSI-PCI web site (www.psicylinders.com). Your investment is only $3000.
which will, upon satisfactory completion, qualify you to teach
the PSI-PCI VCI, SVCI, VCIR, and VCIU courses.
Certification to teach Eddy Current Technician, Valve Repair
Technician and Oxygen Cylinder Cleaning Technician is also
available at an additional cost of $500 each.
The prerequisites for
attending are that the candidate must be a PSI-PCI Visual Cylinder
Inspector who has attended a full VCI course a minimum of twice.
Candidates need to submit an application to PSI-PCI, which does all the
vetting for ITCs, and a $500 deposit. If your application
is not accepted your deposit will be returned, otherwise it is
non-refundable. The balance of all
tuitions is payable on the first day of the ITC by cash, check
or credit cart payable to PSI-PCI. To apply simply fill out the
ITC Application Form
it along with your resume, three references a head &
shoulders photograph (print or digital file), and your deposit to:
PO Box 940
Duvall, WA 98019