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Education Program: Cathodic Protection Program

NACE Education  :  Programs  :  Cathodic Protection Program

CATHODIC PROTECTION (CP) PROGRAM

NACE’s Cathodic Protection (CP) Program is the most specified and recognized CP training and certification* in the world. This program provides students with the theoretical and practical fundamentals for testing, evaluating, and designing both galvanic and impressed current cathodic protection systems.

IMPORTANT CHANGE REGARDING THE CP1 - TESTER, CP2 - TECHNICIAN, CP3 - TECHNOLOGIST, AND CP4 - SPECIALIST EXAMINATION PROCEDURES

For all CP3 - Technologist and CP4 - Specialist courses, as of May 1, 2016, the final written examination will no longer be proctored on the last day of class and will need to be scheduled separately from the course. After September 1, 2016 you will receive an examination authorization e-mail with details on how to schedule your CBT examination. The essay examination will still be given in class, at the end of the week.

For all CP1 - Tester and CP2 - Technician courses, beginning September 1, 2016, the final written examination (currently being converted to computer-based testing – CBT) will no longer be proctored on the last day of class and will need to be scheduled separately from the course. After September 1, 2016, you will receive an examination authorization e-mail with details on how to schedule your CBT examination. The final practical examination will still be given in class, at the end of the week.

If you would like a complete list of testing centers, please visit the NACE International Institute’s website at the following link.

Please note: For courses registered and taken before December 31, 2016, your registration fee is all-inclusive of the course, course materials, written and essay examinations. After September 1, 2016, you will receive an examination voucher by e-mail to present to the testing facility in place of payment.

For certification* information, please visit www.naceinstitute.org.

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. The course will cover the selection, specification, application, testing, and inspection of coatings when used with CP. CCCP provides students with the skills and knowledge to implement and monitor a corrosion control program that utilizes both methods.

Classroom instruction is comprised of lectures and open discussions.

Certification(s):

Course - CP Interference

The Cathodic Protection Interference course focuses on AC, DC, and telluric interference. The course provides in-depth coverage of both concepts and practical application of identifying interference and interference mitigation techniques. Students will learn to identify the causes and effects of interference, conduct tests to determine if an interference condition exists, perform calculations required to predict AC interference.

Classroom instruction is comprised of lecture and discussion, in-class experiments, case studies, and group exercises.

Certification(s):

No related certifications.

Course - CP1 - Cathodic Protection Tester


The CP 1 - Cathodic Protection Tester course provides both theoretical knowledge and practical techniques for testing and evaluating data to determine the effectiveness of both galvanic and impressed current CP systems and to gather design data.

Classroom instruction is comprised of lectures and hands-on training, using equipment and instruments for CP testing.

Certification(s):

Course - CP2 - Cathodic Protection Technician


The CP 2—Cathodic Protection Technician course provides intermediate-level training in both theoretical knowledge and practical techniques for testing and evaluating data to determine the effectiveness of both galvanic and impressed current CP systems and to gather design data.

Classroom instruction is comprised of lectures and hands-on training, using equipment and instruments for CP testing.

Certification(s):

Course - CP2 Cathodic Protection Technician - Maritime


The CP 2—Cathodic Protection Technician—Maritime Course presents cathodic protection technology with specific shipboard cathodic protection information. Developed for NAVSEA (part of the U.S. Navy), this intensive course presents both theoretical knowledge and practical techniques for testing and evaluating data to deter¬mine the effectiveness of both galvanic and impressed current CP systems pertaining to shipboard cathodic protection.

Classroom instruction is comprised of lectures, using equipment and instruments for CP testing.

Certification(s):

Course - CP3 - Cathodic Protection Technologist


The CP 3—Cathodic Protection Technologist Course builds on the technology presented in the CP2 course with a strong focus on interpretation of CP Data, trouble shooting and migration of problems that arise in both galvanic and impressed current systems, including design calculations for these systems.

Classroom instruction is comprised of lectures and hands-on training, using equipment and instruments for CP testing.

Certification(s):

Course - CP4 - Cathodic Protection Specialist


The CP 4—Cathodic Protection Specialist Course focuses on the principles and procedures for CP design on a variety of structures for both galvanic and impressed current systems. The course discusses theoretical design concepts, considerations that influence the design (environment, structure type/materials of construction, coatings), design factors, and calculations (including attenuation).

Classroom instruction is comprised of lecture, in-class discussion, and practice with design calculations on various structures (i.e., pipelines, tanks and well casings, offshore applications, and steel reinforcing in concrete structures).

Certification(s):

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*All certifications are administered by the NACE International Institute, an independent certification affiliate of NACE International.




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