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Water Jetting Program (C13)

Water Jetting Program (C13) 



Course Description

This program assesses the skills of waterjetters who have a minimum of 120 hours waterjetting work experience and prior documented employer-provided training on the waterjetting equipment they use on the job. Candidates are certified through a brief written exam and a practical hands-on skill assessment. This is not a training program for beginners. It is a certification program for waterjetters meeting specific experience requirements.


Course Content

  Surface Preparation Overview
  Basic Safety Awareness Overview
  Equipment and Productivity
  Review of Waterjet Cleaning to SSPC SP-12/NACE 5 and Use of SSPC VIS 4/NACE VIS 7
  Review Unit

    (An optional unit reviewing wet abrasive blasting is available to be presented as needed.)


Benefits of Attending

After attending this course, you will be able to:

  Describe the purpose of surface preparation and what it includes
  List the PPE required for waterjetting.
  Discuss how “tail-gate” meetings improve job safety.
  Identify the components of the waterjetting system.
  Use SSPC VIS 4/NACE VIS 7, determine the initial condition of a surface and assess the level of cleanliness.
  Use SSPC SP-12/NACE 5, demonstrate ability to achieve the level of waterjet cleanliness required for a given job.


Course Format

Each candidate will receive a comprehensive manual that includes copies of relevant standards. The one day classroom portion begins with an overview of all surface preparation methods and basic safety followed by an intensive discussion of equipment and productivity and guidelines for using SSPC VIS 4 to achieve the SSPC SP-12 cleaning levels. Day two begins with a brief review of the first day's classroom lecture before the written exam. Once the written exam is completed, a tailgate safety meeting is conducted to review safe gun operating procedures, including troubleshooting and signals, before the hands-on session takes place.

During the hands-on skill assessment, the instructor will observe each candidate waterjetting and grade them on achieving SSPC-SP 12 WJ-2 Very Thorough or Substantially Clean Surface with the proper cleaning techniques. Candidates will also be graded on wearing proper PPE and their ability to identify the major components of the waterjetting equipment used.

The written multiple-choice exam is worth a maximum of 100 points. The hands-on evaluation is also worth a maximum of 100 points.


Candidates wishing to achieve the Waterjetting Certification and CEUs must attend all 16 hours of the certification and pass the written exam with a score of 70% and the hands-on exam with a score of 80%.


Who Should Attend

Waterjetters with a minimum of 120 hours waterjetting work experience; waterjetting shift supervisors and project managers.