Course - CP2 - Cathodic Protection Technician

The Cathodic Protection Technician course provides intermediate-level training in:

  • Corrosion Theory and CP concepts
  • Types of CP Systems
  • AC and DC stray current interference
  • Field measurement techniques
  • CP Recordkeeping

    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). To receive CEUs, participants are required to be engaged in the entire course and successfully pass the final exam. 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.

      Regular Registration - CP2 Technician - (Member) $1,790.00
      Advance Registration - CP2 Technician - (Member) $1,630.00
      Regular Registration - CP2 Technician - (Non-Member) $1,975.00
      Advance Registration - CP2 Technician - (Non-Member) $1,815.00

      Advance registration fees and registration form must be received at NACE Headquarters 35 days prior to start date of 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

      • CP 2-CP Technician Course Manual
      • CP2 Manual on CD plus First 2 Chapters
      Schedule Summary
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      Day 68:00 AM3:00 PM