Candidates meeting the prerequisites can sit for the Cathodic Protection Technician Certification Exam without taking the CP 2–Cathodic Protection Technician course. The Exam Only Option consists of the same 2-hour written exam and hands-on practical exam which are offered in the CP 2–Cathodic Protection Technician course. The written exam is open book so that candidates can bring their own references, however the practical exam is closed book. Exam-only candidates will be sent a CP 2–Cathodic Protection Technician course manual at the time of registration. Examinations will be offered the last day of the regularly scheduled CP2–Cathodic Protection Technician Course Offering.
Due to difficulty level of the Exam Only Option, along with the Prerequisites/Work Experience listed for the CP 2–Cathodic Protection Technician Course, NACE strongly recommends that individuals have prior CP training that is equivalent to CP 2–Cathodic Protection Technician Course. Contact NACE First Service at 281/228-6223 or via e-mail at FirstService. Registration fees for exam only candidates are nonrefundable.