Course - Shipboard Corrosion Assessment Training (S-CAT)

The Shipboard Corrosion Assessment Training (S-CAT) course is intended to provide a foundation of coatings, corrosion, and corrosion control knowledge for assessing the condition of tanks and other structures, and determining the required actions necessary to effectively maintain fully operational status. The course will equip the assessor with practical guidelines for surveying and evaluating the condition of the protective coating system on specific areas of a marine vessel. The desired end result is that assessors utilize a consistent, orderly, and repeatable process of evaluation that has the confidence of all those involved in the maintenance cycle. 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.

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

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  • Coating Inspectors
  • Shipyard Planners
  • Design Engineers
  • Type Commander Representatives
  • Port Engineers
It is recommended that attendees possess a High School diploma (or GED) and have a minimum of three months experience in the evaluation of corrosion or coatings breakdown on marine vessels.

(include but are not limited to)

  • Visual Assessment Exercise
  • Corrosion Theory
  • Corrosion Control
  • Cathodic Protection
  • Protective Coatings and Linings
  • Corrosion Resistant Materials
  • Safety
  • Corrosion Protection System Evaluation
  • Evaluation Tools and Equipment
  • Grading System
Schedule Summary
 Start TimeEnd Time
Day 18:00 AM5:00 PM
Day 28:00 AM5:00 PM
Day 38:00 AM5:00 PM
Day 48:00 AM5:00 PM
Day 58:00 AM5:00 PM