ITI Cylinder Visual Inspection Procedures

This Cylinder Inspection Course is designed to promote safety in the care and maintenance of high-pressure scuba cylinders. The VIP program is intended to demonstrate to the scuba industry, a need to meet and exceed the minimum standards established by the Code of Federal Regulations.  In addition, it is intended to train inspectors in the proper handling, filling, and inspection techniques, including the identification of the various defective conditions that can lead to cylinder rejection or condemnation. The course will also cover the operation and repair of valves, cleaning and maintenance and the operation of high pressure compressor systems.

The course goes above and beyond just inspecting cylinders. The participant will also take apart and rebuild high pressure valves, understand the basics of high pressure compressor systems, learn about cleaning cylinders and valves, and review safe handling and filling techniques.

The course is compliant with OSHA and NFPA standards and meets the three year HAZMAT requalification for prior cylinder inspectors. This course is developed by an ISO certified agency and backed by a worldwide insurance carrier. 

Who this course is for:

  • Professionals who utilize high-pressure cylinders on a regular basis
  • Dive professionals who inspect, fill, and utilize high pressure cylinders
  • Fill station operators (FSO) who would like to learn the safe methods of handling, transporting and filling of high-pressure

Course prerequisites:

  • Minimum age 18

What you can expect to learn:

  • Types of high pressure cylinders; steel, aluminum, and composite
  • Definition of compressed gas and when it becomes a safety risk
  • Different uses for high pressure cylinders
  • Rules and regulations for various types of high pressure cylinders
  • Importance of hydrostatic testing of high pressure cylinders, how cylinders are marked for testing, exceptions such as 2X2
  • Safe handling and tools necessary for thorough visual inspections
  • Conditions that reject or condemn cylinders

What’s in it for you?

  • ISO approved course covering specific hazmat training
  • Tools and knowledge to safely handle high-pressure cylinders
  • Thorough supervised walk through of high-pressure cylinders

Visual Inspection (VIP) minimum requirements:

  • Satisfactorily complete the Visual Inspection written examination with a score of at least 80%
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify those conditions in a cylinder that would reject or condemn it


Kaya Breda 40B
Hato Bonaire
Caribbean Netherlands

Phone: 001 705 617 7633                              00599 777 7633