Course - CP1 - Cathodic Protection Tester

    The CP 1 - Cathodic Protection Tester course presents CP technology to students entering the cathodic protection industry.

    Certification Awarded:

    Upon successful completion of the course and exams, the student will be certified as a NACE Cathodic Protection Tester.

    At the conclusion of the course you will be asked to complete a course evaluation.

    Skill Assessment:

    The exams cover the following skill and knowledge factors:
    • Basics of electricity, electrical laws, electrochemistry, corrosion and CP theory
    • Polarity related to current flow and metal corrosion activity
    • Conduct tests to identify shorts and continuity tests in CP systems
    • Use test instruments to perform a variety of field tests such as structure-to-soil potentials, voltage and current measurements, soil resistivity, pipe/cable locating and rectifier readings
    • CP components including impressed current systems, galvanic anodes and test stations
    • Read shunts and understand their use in rectifiers, bonds, and anodes
    • Perform periodic surveys to confirm the effectiveness of a CP system
    • Reference cells, their maintenance, use, and precautions
    • Basic location mapping, report preparation, and recordkeeping
    • Review safety issues specific to CP
    • Code requirements related to CP

    NACE is recognized as an Authorized Provider of Continuing Education Units by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In order for a learner to “Successfully Complete” a NACE course and thereby receive a Certificate of Completion and CEUs, the following criteria must be met:

        •Attend the entire course
        •Successfully pass each learning assessment for the course with a score of 70% or higher

    Learning assessments may include: a cumulative average quiz score, a practical exam, and/or a written exam.

    For learners who do not meet the two criteria above, a retake of the course and the related learning assessments will be required, in order to receive a Certificate of Completion with CEUs and “Successfully Complete” the NACE course.

    Disclaimer: This Certificate of Completion denotes successful completion of the NACE course, and should not be interpreted as the award of a NACE Institute Certification.

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    Anyone responsible for gathering and/or recording data for CP systems or measuring the effectiveness of CP systems.

    The following is strongly recommended, but not required:
    • High school diploma or GED
    • Six months CP work experience
    • Ability to perform basic math calculations (simple algebra, fractions, and conversions)

    Access the Math Assessment Test at this link
    Access the Ohm's Law Test at this link
    • Theoretical knowledge and practical fundamentals for testing on both galvanic and impressed current CP systems.
    • Basic electricity
    • Electrochemistry and corrosion concepts
    • CP theory
    • CP systems
    • CP field measurement techniques

    • CP1 Online Course Manual
    • CP 1-CP Tester Course Manual
    Schedule Summary
     Start TimeEnd Time
    Day 18:00 AM6:30 PM
    Day 28:00 AM6:30 PM
    Day 38:00 AM6:30 PM
    Day 48:00 AM6:30 PM
    Day 58:00 AM6:30 PM