Education Program: General Corrosion

NACE Education  :  Programs  :  General Corrosion

GENERAL CORROSION PROGRAM

NACE General Corrosion courses provide learning opportunities that lead to career advancement through certification and enhancement of skills and knowledge related to on-the-job performance.

These courses range in length from week-long intensive study courses to three-day industry-specific courses on a variety of application-oriented and industry-specific subjects, and are designed for a range of employees, from field personnel to managers to engineers to salespeople.



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Basic Corrosion Online

Basic Corrosion eCourse Enjoy anytime, anywhere learning with one of NACE’s most popular courses now available in an online, self-study format. The course focuses on the causes and types of corrosion and the methods by which it can be identified, monitored and controlled.

Certification(s):

Course - ACA Corrosion & Protection of Concrete Structures & Buildings

This course is held in Partnership with The Australasian Corrosion Association and provides a solid foundation of knowledge about the corrosion, repair and protection of reinforced concrete together with some discussion about the prevention of reinforced concrete corrosion and deterioration. 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.

Certification(s):

No related certifications.

Course - Basic Corrosion


The Basic Corrosion Course focuses on corrosion and the potential problems caused by corrosion. It provides a basic but thorough review of causes of corrosion and the methods by which it can be identified, monitored, and controlled. Active participation is encouraged through hands-on experiments and case studies, as well as an open discussion format.

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.

Certification(s):

Course - CIP Exam Course 1

The CIP Exam Course 1 completes the Level 1 training contained in the CIP Level 1 CD. This 3-day short course includes a practical lab at a coatings facility, hands-on training, team exercises, and both the written and practical exams.

Certification Awarded

Upon successful completion of the course and exams, the student will be recognized as a NACE Certified Coating Inspector – Level 1.

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.

Certification(s):

Course - CIP Level 1


CIP Level 1 is a six-day course that offers instruction on the technical and practical fundamentals of coating inspection work for structural steel projects. This course provides students with knowledge of coating materials and techniques for surface preparation and application that prepares the student to perform basic coating inspections using non-destructive techniques and inspection instrumentation.

Classroom instruction is comprised of lectures, discussions, group exercises and hands-on practical labs that teach the student how to perform basic inspection tests.

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 include: a cumulative average quiz score and a practical 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.

Certification(s):

Course - Coatings in Conjunction with Cathodic Protection

The Coatings in Conjunction with Cathodic Protection (CCCP) course focuses on the control of metallic corrosion by protective coatings and cathodic protection, with coatings as the primary method of control supplemented by cathodic protection.

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.

Certification(s):

Course - Corrosion Control In The Refining Industry


The Corrosion Control in the Refining Industry Course provides an overview of refinery process units and specific process descriptions, and focuses on the examination and identification of corrosion and metallurgical problems that occur in process units. Students receive a complimentary one year subscription to the most recent version of REFIN•COR, which is an online software database of experiences, problems, and solutions encountered by refining industry corrosion engineers and includes minutes of meetings of NACE Committee TEG 205X (formerly T-8) on Refining Industry Corrosion from 1957 through 2011. This is information which can be used on-the-job and cannot be found anywhere else.

Certification(s):

Course - Designing for Corrosion Control

The Designing for Corrosion Control Course reviews the principles of corrosion and corrosion control and provides a systematic method for applying the technology of corrosion prevention to the design process. It offers an overview of the steps involved in materials selection common to many industries. It also covers the economic considerations of including corrosion control in system design and the financial principles used in evaluating alternative materials and designs. 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.

Certification(s):

Course - Internal Corrosion for Pipelines - Basic


This course was designed to provide students with the fundamentals of implementing, monitoring, and maintaining an internal corrosion control program as part of an overall Pipeline Integrity Management program. It is an introductory level course focusing on internal corrosion of liquid and natural gas pipelines used for transmissions, storage, and gathering systems. The course combines lecture, hands-on field testing and case studies. The course concludes with both a written and practical examination. The practical examination includes OQ Covered Task Assessments for the following tasks: (1) Insert and remove internal corrosion coupons, (2) Measurement of corroded area and pit depth measurement (with pit gauge), (3) Measure wall thickness using handheld ultrasonic meter.

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.

Certification(s):

Course - Offshore Corrosion Assessment Training (O-CAT)


The Offshore Corrosion Assessment Training course is a five-day intensive program addressing the elements of in-service inspection and maintenance planning for fixed offshore structures. The course also addresses the Minerals Management Services (MMS) A-B-C facility evaluation grading system requirements for Level I inspection reporting. 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.

Certification(s):

Course - PCS 1 Basic Principles


The PCS 1 Basic Principles provides an introduction of coatings and linings used to control corrosion as well as the economic benefits of managing them. This course defines and examines common coatings used for corrosion control and addresses when, how and why they should be used. 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.

Certification(s):

Course - PCS 2 Advanced


The PCS 2 Advanced provides advanced-level technology topics related to protective coatings. 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.

Certification(s):

Exam - Basic Internal Corrosion for Pipelines

Candidates meeting the prerequisites can sit for the 2-hour written and 2-hour practical Internal Corrosion examination.

This is the same two-part examination which is offered in the Internal Corrosion for Pipelines course.

Exam-only candidates will receive a copy of the Internal Corrosion for Pipelines Course manual at the time of registration.

Examinations will be offered on the last day of the regularly scheduled Internal Corrosion for Pipelines Course offerings.

Contact NACE First Service at 281/228-6223 or via e-mail at FirstService. Registration fees for exam only candidates are nonrefundable.

Certification(s):

Exam - Chemical Treatment Specialist

Qualified candidates may sit for the Chemical Treatment Specialist examination. This 2-hour examination consists of multiple choice and true/false questions. The multiple choice questions are of varying degrees in difficulty. Questions are of the same type and level of difficulty as those encountered on the Corrosion Specialist examination, except that they are limited to the chemical treatment area. For more information please contact Marie Newton, Certification Coordinator, at 281/228-6211 or via e-mail at Marie Newton. Registration fees for exam only candidates are nonrefundable.

Certification(s):

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