Become a NACE Instructor

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Become a NACE instructor

We are always seeking individuals who are interested in sharing their corrosion knowledge and experience by becoming a NACE instructor.

Benefits of being a NACE Instructor:

  • Financial compensation, supplementing your current income
  • International and domestic travel opportunities
  • Connect with dedicated industry peers
  • Recognition as an industry leader
  • Opportunity to share knowledge, experiences, and expertise

Join the team

Take the first step in becoming a NACE instructor by completing and submitting the Instructor Application to naceinstructor@nace.org.

Instructor Application Instructor Requirements

Instructor frequently asked questions

How often does an instructor need to teach?

A minimum of twice per year.

I do not have the certification, but I have education and work experience in lieu, can I apply?

Yes; however, you will need to obtain the necessary certification(s). We are able to provide assistance.

Is teaching experience required?

Teaching experience is not required, but highly recommended.

How often are interviews held, and are there any alternatives that do not require travel?

Currently, interviews are held 1-3 times per year. At this time we do not have an alternative to the in- person interview; however, we are currently researching alternative options.

Do you have full time instructors?

No, our instructors are contracted with NACE International.

I haven’t been in the industry in over a decade, can I still apply?

Yes, however, we encourage candidates to have continued professional development.

How rigorous is the instructor training?

Training includes, but not limited to; online introduction course and in class training with lead instructor mentoring during a number of courses. NACE, also, offers training for all instructors every three years.

What is the expected time from application submission to approval as an instructor?

This can vary, dependent upon factors such as time it takes candidate to submit all required application documents and candidates availability to interview in coordinated location.

I have not taken the course for which I am applying to teach, but I have the necessary NACE certifications, do I need to take the course before applying?

No, you do not need to take the course, prior to becoming an instructor. If contracted, you will be required to take the exam during your training.

Do I need to know my exam scores for the course I am applying to teach?

No, Instructor Relations Coordinator can gather those details from our database, along with certification and membership details.

Can you use my work experience and references that were submitted for certification renewal?

Unfortunately, no. Please send current resume, references and supplemental documents, if any, 

Why do I need to supply my social security number?

Background checks are conducted on all instructor candidates. Your written consent will be requested prior to screening.

Instructor requirements by program

General requirements for all instructors

Education

4 Year Diploma
OR
HS Diploma with an additional 10 years’ work experience
OR
Professional Engineer
OR
Higher Education (Master’s or PhD)

References

3 references from past supervisor, current or former colleague, personal friend (non-relative)

Course Level Mastery

Must have demonstrated mastery (or be willing to demonstrate mastery) of the exam in the class for which application to teach is being submitted

Additional

A background check will be performed on all candidates.
Preference will be given to applicants with technical expertise and prior instructor experience
Must be a NACE member in good standing

Instructor Application (pdf 318k)

Coating Inspector Program (CIP)

CIP Level 1 & 2

NACE CIP Level 3 Peer Review Certification (current certification or recertification earned within the last 10 years)
10 years’ coating inspector experience

CIP Nuclear

NACE CIP Level 3 Peer Review Certification (current certification or recertification earned within the last 10 years)
10 years’ coating inspection experience
2 years’ experience in nuclear inspection

CIP Bridge

NACE CIP Level 3 Peer Review Certification (current certification or recertification earned within the last 10 years)
10 years’ coating inspection experience
2 years’ experience in bridge inspection

Instructor Application (pdf 318k)

Cathodic Protection (CP)

CP 1 Tester

NACE CP 2 or NACE Corrosion Specialist + NACE CP 1
5 years’ cathodic protection experience

CP 2 Technician

NACE CP 3 or NACE Corrosion Specialist + NACE CP 2
7 years’ cathodic protection experience

CP 3 Technologist

NACE CP 4 or NACE Corrosion Specialist + NACE CP 3
7 years’ cathodic protection experience

CP 4 Specialist

NACE CP 4 or NACE Corrosion Specialist
10 years’ cathodic protection experience

Coatings in Conjunction with CP

NACE CIP Level 2 + NACE CP 2 or NACE Corrosion Specialist + CCCP
5 years’ experience in EACH coatings and CP

CP Interference

NACE CP Technologist or NACE Corrosion Specialist + CP Interference
5 years’ experience testing and managing AC, DC, and telluric interference

Instructor Application (pdf 318k)

General Corrosion

Basic Corrosion

NACE Corrosion Specialist or NACE Senior Corrosion Technologist or equivalent classroom experience

Designing for Corrosion Control

NACE Corrosion Specialist or NACE Senior Corrosion Technologist or equivalent classroom experience

Offshore Corrosion Assessment Training (O-CAT)

NACE CIP Level 3 Peer Review
10 years’ experience in offshore coatings

Shipboard Corrosion Assessment Training (S-CAT)

NACE CIP Level 3 Peer Review
10 years’ experience with marine vessels and corrosion condition assessment

Instructor Application (pdf 318k)

General Coatings

Protective Coatings Specialist (PCS) 1

NACE CIP Level 3 Peer Review Certification or NACE PCS 2 (3 when available)

Protective Coatings Specialist (PCS) 2

NACE CIP Level 3 Peer Review Certification or NACE PCS 2 (3 when available)
Successfully taught PCS 1 a minimum of two times with average evaluation score of 4.5 or higher

Protective Coatings Specialist (PCS) 3

NACE CIP Level 3 Peer Review Certification or NACE PCS 3 when available

Marine Coating Technology

NACE CIP Level 3 Peer Review Certification (earned within the last 10 years) or PCS 2
10 years’ coating inspection experience
2 years’ experience in marine coatings inspection

Instructor Application (pdf 318k)

Pipeline Industry

Pipeline Coatings Integrity Management (PCIM)

NACE Corrosion Specialist or NACE CP 3 Cathodic Protection Technologist + Internal Corrosion Technologist
5 years’ experience in pipeline integrity or asset management

Pipeline Corrosion Assessment Field Techniques (P-CAFT)

NACE CIP Level 3 Peer Review Certification or PCS 2 or Senior Corrosion Technologist
5 years’ experience in pipeline coatings application, integrity or asset management

Direct Assessment

NACE CP Technologist, Corrosion Specialist, or Senior Corrosion Technologist
5 years’ experience in direct assessment, integrity or asset management

In-Line Inspection

NACE CP Technologist or Senior Corrosion Technologist
5 years’ experience in direct assessment, integrity or asset management

Instructor Application (pdf 318k)

Internal Corrosion

Internal Corrosion – Basic

NACE Internal Corrosion Technologist, Senior Internal Corrosion Technologist, Corrosion Specialist or Chemical Treatment Specialist
5 years’ experience in internal corrosion

Internal Corrosion – Advanced

NACE Internal Corrosion Technologist, Senior Internal Corrosion Technologist, Corrosion Specialist or Chemical Treatment Specialist
10 years’ experience in internal corrosion
Successfully taught a minimum of five courses in Internal Corrosion – Basic with an evaluation score of 4.5 or better

Instructor Application (pdf 318k)

Refining

Corrosion Control in the Refining Industry

NACE Coatings Certification or NACE Corrosion Specialist
10 years’ experience in a refinery environment with a coatings emphasis

Instructor Application (pdf 318k)