Course - CP2 - Cathodic Protection Technician


The CP 2—Cathodic Protection Technician course provides intermediate-level training in theoretical knowledge and practical fundamentals for testing on both galvanic and impressed current CP systems.

Classroom instruction is comprised of lectures and hands-on training at an outdoor facility, using equipment and instruments for CP testing. An open book written exam and a closed book practical exam is given at the end of the course.

Skill Assessment:

The exams cover the following skill and knowledge factors:

  • Perform advanced field tests (including current requirement test, shorted casing test, IR drop test, soil resistivity, and interference tests) and evaluate the results
  • Perform tests to verify the presence of stray current interference and recommend method(s) to mitigate the interference
  • Understand AC voltage and its mitigation
  • Maintenance of documentation and records, including data plotting and analysis
  • Conduct and understand the importance of periodic surveys, including IR- Free readings, polarization decay tests and current measurements
  • Test and troubleshoot rectifier component parts
  • Understand corrosion coupon test stations
  • Understand 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.

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

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    Students with a working knowledge of cathodic protection or have extensive cathodic protection field experience with a technical background.

    Note: A comprehensive knowledge of electrochemistry, electricity, electrical laws, series and parallel circuits, meter operation, and CP fundamentals are necessary for understanding the material in this course.

    Prerequisites (not required but recommended):

    • In-depth high school chemistry and mathematics courses
    • the NACE Basic Corrosion course
    • CP 1-Cathodic Protection Tester or equivalent

    • CP2 Online Course Manual
    • CP 2-CP Technician Course Manual
    Schedule Summary
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