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SGS is adding newly-certified Chemical Cargo Inspectors to our team for the first time, in keeping with our progressive standing as the global benchmark in inspection, verification, and certification.

SGS is adding newly-certified Chemical Cargo Inspectors to our team for the first time, in keeping with our progressive standing as the global benchmark in inspection, verification, and certification.

A global Petroleum Inspector Certification program has been operating since 1998. This program, as formerly run by the International Federation of Inspection Agencies (IFIA) and subsequently led by the TIC Council—an international association representing independent testing, inspection, and certification companies—now provides a standardized examination taken by all Petroleum Inspectors worldwide. 

The introduction of the Chemical Cargo Inspector Certification program is an extension of the Petroleum Inspector Certification program offered by the TIC Council and which is already widely accepted by client organizations. This program assesses candidates on topics related specifically to chemical-type inspections. Once a candidate successfully passes the examination, they will have demonstrated an acceptable level of industry knowledge necessary for performing in their role as a Chemical Cargo Inspector. SGS views its participation in the Chemical Cargo Inspector certification program as well as other new programs and initiatives as a way to maintain its position as a global industry leader, enhance its service offerings, and provide additional benefit to customers.

"This additional area of expertise within SGS will boost client's confidence that certified inspectors attending to their cargos have the necessary knowledge and skills to perform their duties. It is a source of pride for SGS that we have certified Chemical Cargo Inspectors ready for work," said Trevor Lovell,, Global Technical Governance Manager, Oil, Gas and Chemicals, for SGS.  

The introduction of the Chemical Cargo Inspection program now allows candidates to verify their understanding of all chemical related inspections. SGS is committed to continuous improvement in industry knowledge and standards, thereby raising the bar in industry. 


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SGS is the world's leading inspection, verification, testing, and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 89,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories worldwide.