Renew Your Certification

Renew your certification

NACE Institute certification about to expire?

Renewing your hard-earned credentials is simple and takes less than 10 minutes. By renewing you will avoid reinstatement fees or possible suspension of your certification. Certifications are eligible for renewal beginning 90 days prior to the expiration date. Take a few minutes today to:

  • Protect your career and investment by staying current
  • Maintain your certified status and listing on naceinstitute.org
  • Retain your current certification number
  • Avoid re-instatement fees and the need to re-take exams
Renew Your Certification

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PDH requirements are now in place for all certifications, including CIP.

Need an extension on your renewal due to COVID-19? The NACE Institute offers a 90-day grace period for all certifications. If additional time is needed when you reach the end of the 90-day period, extensions will be considered on a case-by-case basis. During this time, your certification will be in a 'Suspended' status on your profile, but you will still be listed in the registry and considered active. Once the certification is renewed, the re-certification date will be tied to the initial expiration date. Requests for extensions beyond 90 days should be sent via email to CertificationRenewal@nace.org with the subject line 'Extension Request Needed'.

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New Ethics Requirement for NACE Institute certification holders

Starting January 1, 2021 all certification holders must show proof of ethics training.

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It is easy to renew your certification – here is how:

Step 1 - Submit Application

Submit your renewal application (including PDH requirements) and renew your certification in less than 10 minutes!​

Application

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Step 2 - Pay Renewal Fee

NACE Members: $265 USD
Nonmembers: $475 USD

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Step 3 - Enjoy

Renewing your certification ensures you will continue to enjoy the benefits that your hard-earned certification brings for years to come.

Certification renewal dependency and professional development

As you prepare for renewal, you can use the Work Experience/Professional Development Log to keep track of your work experience and Professional Development Hours (PDH’s). Work experience and PDH’s will be submitted in your renewal application. PDH requirements are now in place for all certifications, including CIP.

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If you have multiple certifications, renewing one may automatically renew others in your portfolio? To find out which certifications automatically renew, choose the program and your current certification.

Certification dependency tool:
No additional certifications are updated with this renewal.

Renewing your Cathodic Protection Technician Certification, will automatically renew:

  • CP Tester
  • Protective Coating Technician
  • SCAT Technician
  • PCIM Technician

Renewing your Cathodic Protection Technician - Maritime Certification, will automatically renew:

  • CP Tester
  • Protective Coating Technician
  • SCAT Technician
  • PCIM Technician

Renewing your Cathodic Protection Technologist Certification, will automatically renew:

  • CP Tester
  • CP Technician
  • CP Technician - maritime
  • Corrosion Technician
  • Corrosion Technologist
  • OCAT Technician
  • Senior Corrosion Technologist
  • Protective Coating Technician
  • SCAT Technician
  • PCIM Technician
  • PCIM Technologist

Renewing your Cathodic Protection Specialist Certification, will automatically renew:

  • CP Tester
  • CP Technician
  • CP Technician - maritime
  • CP Technologist
  • Refining Corrosion Technologist
  • Corrosion Technician
  • Corrosion Technologist
  • OCAT Technician
  • Senior Corrosion Technologist
  • Protective Coating Technician
  • SCAT Technician
  • Internal Corrosion Technologist
  • PCIM Technician
  • PCIM Technologist
  • Senior Internal Corrosion Technologist
No additional certifications are updated with this renewal.

Renewing your CIP Level 1 with Bridge Certification, will automatically renew:

  • CIP Level 1

Renewing your CIP Level 1 with Marine Certification, will automatically renew:

  • CIP Level 1

Renewing your CIP Level 1 with Nuclear Certification, will automatically renew:

  • CIP Level 1

Renewing your CIP Level 2 Certification, will automatically renew:

  • CIP Level 1

Renewing your CIP Level 2 with Bridge Certification, will automatically renew:

  • CIP Level 1
  • CIP Level 1 with Bridge Specialty
  • CIP Level 2

Renewing your CIP Level 2 with Marine Certification, will automatically renew:

  • CIP Level 1
  • CIP Level 1 with Marine Specialty
  • CIP Level 2

Renewing your CIP Level 2 with Nuclear Certification, will automatically renew:

  • CIP Level 1
  • CIP Level 1 with Nuclear Specialty
  • CIP Level 2

Renewing your CIP Level 3 Certification, will automatically renew:

  • CIP Level 1
  • CIP Level 2

Renewing your CIP Level 3 with Bridge Certification, will automatically renew:

  • CIP Level 1
  • CIP Level 1 with Bridge Specialty
  • CIP Level 2
  • CIP Level 2 with Bridge Specialty
  • CIP Level 3

Renewing your CIP Level 3 with Marine Certification, will automatically renew:

  • CIP Level 1
  • CIP Level 1 with Marine Specialty
  • CIP Level 2
  • CIP Level 2 with Marine Specialty
  • CIP Level 3

Renewing your CIP Level 3 with Nuclear Certification, will automatically renew:

  • CIP Level 1
  • CIP Level 1 with Nuclear Specialty
  • CIP Level 2
  • CIP Level 2 with Nuclear Specialty
  • CIP Level 3

Renewing your Refining Corrosion Technologist Certification, will automatically renew:

  • CP Tester
  • CP Technician
  • CP Technician - maritime
  • Corrosion Technician
  • Corrosion Technologist
  • OCAT Technician
  • Protective Coating Technician
  • SCAT Technician
  • PCIM Technician

Renewing your Corrosion Technician Certification, will automatically renew:

  • CP Tester

Renewing your Corrosion Technologist Certification, will automatically renew:

  • CP Tester
  • Corrosion Technician
  • OCAT Technician
  • Protective Coating Technician
  • SCAT Technician
  • PCIM Technician

Renewing your OCAT Technician Certification, will automatically renew:

  • CP Tester
  • Corrosion Technician
  • Protective Coating Technician
  • SCAT Technician
  • PCIM Technician

Renewing your Senior Corrosion Technologist Certification, will automatically renew:

  • CP Tester
  • CP Technician
  • CP Technician - maritime
  • CP Technologist
  • Corrosion Technician
  • Corrosion Technologist
  • OCAT Technician
  • Protective Coating Technician
  • SCAT Technician
  • PCIM Technician
  • PCIM Technologist

Renewing your Protective Coating Technician Certification, will automatically renew:

  • CP Tester
  • Corrosion Technician

Renewing your SCAT Technician Certification, will automatically renew:

  • CP Tester
  • Corrosion Technician
  • OCAT Technician
  • Protective Coating Technician
  • PCIM Technician

Renewing your Internal Corrosion Technologist Certification, will automatically renew:

  • CP Tester
  • CP Technician
  • CP Technician - maritime
  • Refining Corrosion Technologist
  • Corrosion Technician
  • Corrosion Technologist
  • OCAT Technician
  • Protective Coating Technician
  • SCAT Technician
  • PCIM Technician
  • PCIM Technologist

Renewing your PCIM Technician Certification, will automatically renew:

  • CP Tester
  • Corrosion Technician

Renewing your PCIM Technologist Certification, will automatically renew:

  • CP Tester
  • CP Technician
  • CP Technician - maritime
  • Corrosion Technician
  • OCAT Technician
  • Protective Coating Technician
  • SCAT Technician
  • PCIM Technician

Renewing your Senior Internal Corrosion Technologist Certification, will automatically renew:

  • CP Tester
  • CP Technician
  • CP Technician - maritime
  • Corrosion Technician
  • Corrosion Technologist
  • OCAT Technician
  • Senior Corrosion Technologist
  • Protective Coating Technician
  • SCAT Technician
  • Internal Corrosion Technologist
  • PCIM Technician
  • PCIM Technologist

Renewing your Chemical Treatment Specialist Certification, will automatically renew:

  • CP Tester
  • CP Technician
  • CP Technician - maritime
  • CP Technologist
  • Refining Corrosion Technologist
  • Corrosion Technician
  • Corrosion Technologist
  • OCAT Technician
  • Senior Corrosion Technologist
  • Protective Coating Technician
  • SCAT Technician
  • Internal Corrosion Technologist
  • PCIM Technician
  • PCIM Technologist
  • Senior Internal Corrosion Technologist

Renewing your Corrosion Specialist Certification, will automatically renew:

  • CP Tester
  • CP Technician
  • CP Technician - maritime
  • CP Technologist
  • CP Specialist
  • Refining Corrosion Technologist
  • Corrosion Technician
  • Corrosion Technologist
  • OCAT Technician
  • Senior Corrosion Technologist
  • Protective Coating Technician
  • SCAT Technician
  • Internal Corrosion Technologist
  • PCIM Technician
  • PCIM Technologist
  • Senior Internal Corrosion Technologist
  • Chemical Treatment Specialist
  • Internal Corrosion Specialist
  • Material Selection/Design Specialist
  • Protective Coating Specialist

Renewing your Internal Corrosion Specialist Certification, will automatically renew:

  • CP Tester
  • CP Technician
  • CP Technician - maritime
  • CP Technologist
  • Refining Corrosion Technologist
  • Corrosion Technician
  • Corrosion Technologist
  • OCAT Technician
  • Senior Corrosion Technologist
  • Protective Coating Technician
  • SCAT Technician
  • Internal Corrosion Technologist
  • PCIM Technician
  • PCIM Technologist
  • Senior Internal Corrosion Technologist

Renewing your Material Selection/Design Specialist Certification, will automatically renew:

  • CP Tester
  • CP Technician
  • CP Technician - maritime
  • CP Technologist
  • Refining Corrosion Technologist
  • Corrosion Technician
  • Corrosion Technologist
  • OCAT Technician
  • Senior Corrosion Technologist
  • Protective Coating Technician
  • SCAT Technician
  • Internal Corrosion Technologist
  • PCIM Technician
  • PCIM Technologist
  • Senior Internal Corrosion Technologist

Renewing your Protective Coating Specialist Certification, will automatically renew:

  • CP Tester
  • CP Technician
  • CP Technician - maritime
  • CP Technologist
  • Refining Corrosion Technologist
  • Corrosion Technician
  • Corrosion Technologist
  • OCAT Technician
  • Senior Corrosion Technologist
  • Protective Coating Technician
  • SCAT Technician
  • Internal Corrosion Technologist
  • PCIM Technician
  • PCIM Technologist
  • Senior Internal Corrosion Technologist

No additional certifications are updated with this renewal.

No additional certifications are updated with this renewal.

Professional Development Hours how to video

This video provides instructions to submit Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for the purposes of NACE Institute certification renewal. This video will provide a guided tour of the submission process as well as explanations of PDH categories. (English)

Certification Renewal how to video

This video provides instructions on how to renew your NACE Institute Certification and gives a guided tour of the renewal processs. (English)

New Certification Application how to video

This video provides instructions on how to submit a new NACE Institute certification application and gives a guided tour of the processs. (English)