Online Courses (self-study)

eCourses

Online education from NACE International

Class starts when you're ready.

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. Stay up-to-date on the latest developments in your industry or learn new skills to advance your career.  All you need is an internet connection!

Our instructional designers teamed up with industry experts to create engaging, interactive courses with features such as real-world case studies, mentor stories, quizzes, and downloadable checklists for on-the-job reference.

Group or Corporate Pricing: To learn more about group pricing for 10 or more students, please contact melanie.diaz@nace.org.

Available Courses

Industrial Coating Application

Basic Corrosion

18 hours • 18 PDHs

Learn the basics of corrosion with our most popular online course. This course covers a basic but thorough review of causes of corrosion and the methods by which corrosion is identified, monitored, and controlled.

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Cathodic Protection

Cathodic Protection Virtual Training Simulator

This 12-station virtual training simulator allows students to refresh their CP skills, keep up with current practical techniques, and prepare for their CP classes and exams by working through step-by-step, real life testing scenarios.

25% discount through September 30, 2020

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Corrosion Prevention and Control Management eCourse

Corrosion Prevention & Control (CPC) Management eCourse

2 hours • 2 PDHs

CPC planning is the most efficient method for effectively addressing and reducing the impact of corrosion at every stage of a product or facility’s lifecycle. This eCourse walks through the NACE SP21412-2016/SSPC-CPC 1 standard, diving into the key aspects of CPC planning for products and facilities.

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Math for the Coatings Professional

Math for the Coatings Professional

6 hours • 6 PDHs

Brush up on critical math skills needed to succeed in the coatings industry. By understanding essential functions and calculations, you'll be better able to do quick math in your head and perform tasks more accurately. The course is available in both imperial and metric versions.

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Cathodic Protection Fundamentals: Math & Electricity eCourse

Cathodic Protection Fundamentals: Math & Electricity eCourse

5 hours • 5 PDHs

Walk into the cathodic protection classroom or field with a strong math, electricity, and chemistry foundation gained from this course. This course provides a thorough review of basic math, chemistry, and electrical fundamentals through step-by-step examples, self-study practice problems, and downloadable job-aids.

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Power Industry Corrosion Concepts e-Course

Power Industry Corrosion Concepts eCourse

5 hours • 5 PDHs

Corrosion impacts the safety, dependability, and costs of generating, transmitting, and distributing electricity. The power industry has a pressing need for methods to extend the life of aging infrastructure in order to meet increasing demand. This eCourse provides a high-level overview of the financial, economic, and physical effects of corrosion in the power industry and the importance, need, and benefits of integrating corrosion control practices into utilities’ overall asset management plan.

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Coating Inspector Program Bridge eCourse

Coating Inspector Program Bridge eCourse

8 hours • 8 PDHs

In the CIP Bridge eCourse, get specialized training related to coating inspection of bridges. The course focuses on how to inspect surface preparation and coating application of bridges, as well as the role of the inspector in the quality control process.

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Industrial Coating Application (ICA)

The Industrial Coating Application eCourse is a comprehensive training program based on the NACE No. 13/SSPC-ACS-1 standard that sets the criteria for a qualified workforce that can meet contractors' and facility owners' need for consistent, quality work completed accurately, safely, and at a reasonable cost.

Module 1: Safety Best Practices

18 hours • 18 PDHs

Learn general safety guidelines, whether you’re working in the field or shop environments. Get familiarized with recognized safe work practices based on industry standards.

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Module 2: Process Control

3.5 hours • 3.5 PDHs

Understand the planning process, which includes written procedures used to maintain consistency and quality from job to job, needed for industrial coatings projects to be successful.

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Module 3: Surface Preparation

13 hours • 13 PDHs

Review surface preparation equipment, methods, and standards that will help ensure the coatings’ designed lifecycle is maximized.

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Module 4: Coating Application

12 hours • 12 PDHs

Explore the use of industrial coatings, types of coatings, the most common methods of applying industrial coatings and the factors affecting application.

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