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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


This course covers a basic but thorough review of causes of corrosion and the methods by which corrosion is identified, monitored, and controlled. Active participation is encouraged through hands-on experiments, case studies, and open discussion format.

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 covers the technical and practical fundamentals of coating inspection work. Students will be prepared to perform basic coating inspections using non-destructive techniques and instrumentation. This course provides students with knowledge and application of coating materials, along with techniques for surface preparation.

Classroom instruction is comprised of lectures, discussions, group exercises and hands-on practical labs.

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. 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 - Corrosion Control In The Refining Industry


This course provides methods of corrosion control through material selection and designing a systematic method for applying the technology of corrosion prevention to the design process. Classroom instruction is comprised of lectures and open discussions.

Certification(s):

Course - Designing for Corrosion Control

The Designing for Corrosion Control Course covers the principles of corrosion and corrosion control and provides a systematic method for applying the technology of corrosion prevention to the design process. An overview of the steps involved in materials selection common to many industries is also provided. Corrosion control in system design and the financial principles used in evaluating alternative materials and designs are also covered.

Classroom instruction is comprised of lectures and open discussions.

Certification(s):

Course - Internal Corrosion for Pipelines - Basic


The Internal Corrosion for Pipelines – Basic course introduces 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.

Classroom instruction consists of lecture, group exercises, cases studies, and hands-on field testing using different instruments and techniques utilized to identify and monitor internal corrosion.

Certification(s):

Course - Offshore Corrosion Assessment Training (O-CAT)


This course addresses the elements of in-service inspection and maintenance planning for fixed offshore structures. Also covered in this course are the Minerals Management Services (MMS) A-B-C facility evaluation grading system requirements for Level 1 Inspection Reporting.

Certification(s):

Course - PCS 1 Basic Principles


The PCS 1 Basic Principles introduces both the theoretical and practical aspects of using coatings to control corrosion and the economic benefits of managing them. Common corrosion control coatings are defined and when, how, and where they should be used.

Classroom instruction is comprised of lectures and open discussions.

Certification(s):

Course - PCS 2 Advanced


The PCS 2 Advanced course provides advanced level technology topics related to protective coatings. Highlights include an in-depth discussion of coatings, their basic chemical properties, and any unique considerations for their surface preparation, application and inspection. Testing coating properties and performance, common coating defects, substrates, selecting coating systems, the specification, and surveys and maintenance planning are also covered.

Classroom instruction is comprised of lectures and open discussions.

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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