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). 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.

    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 Online Course Manual
    Schedule Summary
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    Day 18:00 AM6:00 PM
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    Day 68:00 AM3:30 PM