Department of Defense Training


Department of Defense education funding

Serving those who serve!

NACE has partnered with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to offer funding to service men and women interested in taking select NACE courses.

Funding is available for individuals wanting to take a course offered to the general public and for training officers wanting to host a course at their location.

Department of Defense

Individual: Public courses or online training

Active duty service men or women looking to register for a course on the NACE schedule:

To apply to receive funding for course registration fees, complete the steps below.

  1. Review list of available NACE courses for funding.
  2. Search the NACE Course Listing to choose the specific course, date, and location you’d like to register for.
  3. Complete the DoD Student Registration Form - (pdf 73k)
        a. Form must be completed in its entirety in order to be submitted for funding approval
  4. Email us your completed form.
  5. Upcoming funding approval, you will receive a notification from NACE and your registration will be processed with the NACE registrar.
    (Please note: Some classes tend to fill up quickly, and a change of date/location may be required upon final approval and time of registration.)
  6. After the registration has been processed, you will receive an email confirmation letter to the email address on file.
  7. If you are not approved for training funds, you will be notified via email.
Department of Defense

Training Officers: In-house training

Training officers wanting to host a course at your location for active duty service members:

To apply to receive funding to host a course, complete the steps below.

  1. Select course from DoD Available Courses
  2. Complete DoD In-House Preparation Form - (pdf 85k)
  3. Email us your completed form.
  4. Once processed, if you are approved, you will receive notification from NACE stating that your facility is approved to run the course you requested.
  5. If you are not approved, you will be notified via email.

Available Department of Defense Courses

Service men and women can apply for funding to take a select number of NACE courses.

DoD Courses

Coating Inspector Program

Learn how to inspect the surface preparation and application of a protective coating system in any industry.

DoD Courses

Cathodic Protection Program

Study the fundamentals for testing, evaluating, and designing cathodic protection systems.

DoD Courses

General Corrosion Program

Whether new to corrosion or an experienced professional, study the effects of corrosion on a range of industries.

DoD Courses

General Coatings Program

Learn technical coatings and linings application skills necessary for the coatings industry.

DoD Courses

Online Education

Online courses from NACE offer flexible learning options that can be completed on your own time, at your own pace, and from the comfort of your own home.

DoD Courses

Pipeline Industry  Program

See how to address corrosion within pipeline systems and develop a pipeline corrosion integrity management plan.

Contact for more information on the following available courses:

  • Abrasive Blasting
  • Conventional & Airless Spray Application
  • Surface Preparation and Spray Application
  • Power Tool Cleaning & Brush
  • Plural Component Application