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CP 1—Cathodic Protection Tester CP 2—Cathodic Protection Technician CP 3—Cathodic Protection Technologist CP 4—Cathodic Protection Specialist Pipeline Corrosion Introductory Training—NACE OQ

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.......................................................12 Future Program Development............................................................................................................................. practical hands-on training.....................................5 CP 2—NACE Cathodic Protection Technician.................................................................................................... It consists of classroom training....................NACE Cathodic Protection (CP) Training & Certification Program From an entry level employee to a specialized engineer.........................6 CP 3—NACE Cathodic Protection Technologist........10 Pipeline Corrosion Introductory Training—NACE OQ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................8 CP 4—NACE Cathodic Protection Specialist .................................................................. and certification........................ CP Program Overview ....................................................................................................................................................................................... It provides a solid education in the latest CP technology......... this program has the CP training you need........4 CP 1—NACE Cathodic Protection Tester ......................................................................13 NACE Cathodic Protection Training & Certification 3 ................ The NACE CP Training and Certification Program is a comprehensive training program designed for individuals working with CP....................................

NACE offers 4 CP tutorials.nace. For individuals that have little to no experience with CP. Individuals also have the option of achieving any one of these certifications by examination.org/ohmslaw Math Assessment—www.” —Steve Nelson. However. Ohm’s Law—www.nace. NACE strongly encourages individuals to take the corresponding course.CP Program Overview The NACE CP program consists of 4 courses Course CP 1—Cathodic Protection Tester CP 2—Cathodic Protection Technician CP 3—Cathodic Protection Technologist CP 4—Cathodic Protection Specialist Certification Cathodic Protection Tester Cathodic Protection Technician Cathodic Protection Technologist Cathodic Protection Specialist Individuals can enter the program at any point based on their level of education and amount of CP experience. Team Leader. NACE offers two short assessments online that can help you make this decision. Corrosion Services Columbia Gas Transmission/Columbia Gulf Transmission 4 NACE Cathodic Protection Training & Certification . which helps them prepare for the examination.org/mathassessment “This is the most comprehensive CP training available to industry. CP Tutorial 1—Basic Electricity CP Tutorial 2—CP Fundamentals CP Tutorial 3—CP Monitoring/Field Measurement CP Tutorial 4—Stray Current Installation/Troubleshooting If you are unsure if you are ready to take the CP 1—Cathodic Protection Tester Course.

Students should strive to have 6 months of solid experience in handling CP instruments under the supervision of an experienced CP tester or technician. An understanding of Ohm’s Law applied to series and parallel circuits is also an asset. and conversions) What You Need to Know to Succeed in This Course Students who have little CP experience may be successful in this course if they are able to grasp scientific concepts.” Prerequisites The following is strongly recommended. and those desiring certification as a “NACE Cathodic Protection Tester. If you do not know if you are ready to take the CP 1-Cathodic Protection Tester Course.org/ohmslaw) • Math Assessment (www. They must also be comfortable with math concepts that include subtraction. fractions. Registration fees for exam only candidates are nonrefundable. percentages. balancing equations. The course involves lectures and intensive hands-on training with equipment and instruments used in CP testing. Exam-only candidates will be sent a CP 1–Cathodic Protection Tester Course Manual at the time of registration. measuring the effectiveness of CP systems and/or recording this data. and graphs. but not required: • High school diploma or GED • Six months CP work experience • Ability to perform basic math calculations (simple algebra. including CP field personnel.nace. Contact NACE for more details. algebra. you can walk through two short assessments on the NACE website. Students seeking certification who are not taking the CP 1-Cathodic Protection Tester Course will take the same written and practical examinations which are offered in this course.CP 1—NACE Cathodic Protection Tester Description The CP 1—Cathodic Protection Tester Course is an intensive 6-day course that presents CP technology to prepare students for the NACE Cathodic Protection Tester Certification Examination. technicians. conversions of units. NACE Cathodic Protection Training & Certification 5 . division. It is recommended that students without this knowledge take advantage of the NACE CP Tutorials.The course concludes with both a 2-hour written and a 2-hour practical (hands-on) examination.org/mathassessment) Course Highlights (include but are not limited to) Basic Electricity CP Fundamentals Stray Current Identification Monitoring CP Systems Safety Specific to CP Basic Chemistry and Corrosion Fundamentals Field Measurements Installing CP Components Recordkeeping Troubleshooting Exam-Only Option is available. fractions. • Ohm’s Law (www.nace. Who Should Attend This program will benefit anyone who is responsible for supervising CP systems. Examinations will be offered the last day of the regularly scheduled CP 1-Cathodic Protection Tester Course offerings. It also includes hands-on training at outdoor facilities (weather permitting). perform math calculations and have an understanding of electrical measurements. The Cathodic Protection Tester Certification by Examination Only Option consists of a 2-hour written examination and a 2-hour hands-on practical examination. Contact NACE firstService for more information.

AC and DC stray current interference. In-depth high school chemistry and mathematics courses including algebra. and advanced field measurement techniques. and CP fundamentals are necessary for understanding the material in this course.” —Paul Adling. and comprehensive knowledge of electrochemistry. conversions of units. The course involves lectures and hands-on training with equipment and instruments used in CP testing. the NACE Basic Corrosion course. weather permitting. Hands-on training at outdoor facilities is also included. “The CP 2 class was an excellent opportunity to learn more about both the theory and the practice of cathodic protection. Students must complete a preliminary application for certification at least 60 days in advance so that education and prerequisites can be verified. meter operation. tensive years of CP field experience with a technical background. CP 1—Cathodic Protection Tester course or equivalent. electrical laws and series and parallel circuits. Course topics include intermediate-level discussions of corrosion theory and CP concepts. Who Should Attend This course is designed for persons who have a working knowledge of CP or who have ex. and graphs. The priniciples and methods I learned have helped me in assisting those I supervise in better understanding CP. balancing equations. The course concludes with both a 2hour written and a 2-hour practical (hands-on) examination.This 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. CP Project Specialist Southern California Gas Company 6 NACE Cathodic Protection Training & Certification . electricity.CP 2 —NACE Cathodic Protection Technician Description The CP 2—Cathodic Protection Technician Course is an intensive 6-day course that presents CP technology to prepare students for the NACE Cathodic Protection Technician Certification Examination. logarithms. types of CP systems.

Contact NACE firstService for more information. Contact NACE for more details. The Exam Only Option consists of the same 2-hour written exam and 2-hour hands-on practical exam which are offered in the CP 2-Cathodic Protection Technician course. NACE Cathodic Protection Training & Certification 7 . Candidates may only attend the course on the day of the exam.Prerequisites For each path. Registration fees for exam only candidates are nonrefundable. Examinations will be offered the last day of the regularly scheduled CP 2–Cathodic Protection Technician course offerings. Path 1 3 years CP work experience Path 2 1 year CP work experience PLUS PLUS High school diploma or GED including al. all prerequisites must be met in order to apply for the CP 2—Cathodic Protection Technician Course. Exam-only candidates will be sent a CP 2Cathodic Protection Technician course manual at the time of registration. Candidates meeting the prerequisites can sit for the Cathodic Protection Technician Certification Exam without taking the CP 2-Cathodic Protection Technician course.4-year physical science or engineering degree gebra and logarithms training PLUS PLUS Cathodic Protection Tester Certification Cathodic Protection Tester Certification or or equivalent training equivalent training Path 3 2-year post high school training from an approved math or science technical/trade school including algebra and logarithms training PLUS 2 years’ CP work experience PLUS Cathodic Protection Tester Certification or equivalent training Course Highlights (include but are not limited to) Corrosion Theory CP Fundamentals CP Systems DC Power Sources Field Measurements and Instrumentation Stray Current and CP Interference Safety Specific to CP CP Recordkeeping Exam-Only Option is available.

The course concludes with the written Cathodic Protection Technologist examination. “Lear Industries fully supports the NACE Cathodic Protection Training & Certification Program because it gives our employees the tools necessary to deliver the highest quality services and it provides the education necessary for us to be competitive in the industry.” —Lawrence Rearick. in-class experiments and group exercises. discussion and hands-on. Students must complete a preliminary application for certification at least 60 days in advance so that education and prerequisites can be verified.CP 3 —NACE Cathodic Protection Technologist Description The CP 3-Cathodic Protection Technologist Course is an intensive 6-day course that presents CP technology to prepare students for the NACE Cathodic Protection Technologist Certification Examination. Who Should Attend This course is designed for persons who have extensive CP field experience and a strong technical background in cathodic protection. The CP 3-Cathodic Protection Technologist Course builds on the technology presented in the CP 2—Cathodic Protection Technician Course covering both theoretical concepts and practical application of cathodic protection with a strong focus on interpretation of CP data. CP troubleshooting and mitigation of problems that might arise in both galvanic and impressed current systems including design calculations for these systems. Lear Industries 8 NACE Cathodic Protection Training & Certification . CEO. The course is presented in a format of lecture.

and Telluric Current Interference CP Design Fundamentals Design Calculations (circuit resistances. all prerequisites must be met in order to apply for the CP 3—Cathodic Protection Technologist Course. Examonly candidates may only attend the course on the day of the exam. Path 1 8 years CP work experience with progressively increasing technical responsibilities PLUS High school diploma or GED PLUS Algebra and logarithms training PLUS Cathodic Protection Technician Certification or equivalent training Path 2 6 years CP work experience with progressively increasing technical responsibilities PLUS 2-year post high school training from an approved math or science technical/trade school including algebra and logarithm training PLUS Cathodic Protection Technician Certification or equivalent training Path 3 3 years CP work experience with progressively increasing technical responsibilities PLUS 4-year physical science or engineering degree PLUS Cathodic Protection Technician Certification or equivalent training Course Highlights (include but are not limited to) CP Theory CP Criteria CP Interference Detecting Stray Current. Examinations will be offered the last day of the regularly scheduled CP 3–Cathodic Protection Technologist course offerings. NACE Cathodic Protection Training & Certification 9 . number of anodes.Prerequisites For each path. Candidates meeting the prerequisites can sit for the CP 3-Cathodic Protection Technologist Certification. Candidates will take the same two-part examination which is offered in the CP 3-Cathodic Protection Technologist course. system capacity and life. Contact NACE for more details. Contact NACE firstService for more information. Registration fees for exam only candidates are nonrefundable. AC Interference. Exam-only candidates will receive a copy of the CP 3–Cathodic Protection Technologist Course Manual at the time of registration. driving voltage) Evaluation of System Performance Troubleshooting Cathodic Protection Systems Exam-Only Option is available.

design factors. and trigonometry. Participating only in the CP 4–Cathodic Protection Specialist Course does not ensure success on the Cathodic Protection Specialist Examination. EN Engineering 10 NACE Cathodic Protection Training & Certification . and the CP 4—Cathodic Protection Specialist Course is designed as a refresher course for persons already meeting the experience and education prerequisites for the exam. offshore applications and steel reinforcing in concrete structures). and must have significant amounts of practical experience in CP design. geometry. Director. The course involves lecture and in-class discussion and practice with design examples on various structures (i. Substantial experience involving all aspects of cathodic protection. including design and formal education in math/science/engineering is critical to students’ success in the course and examination.The course discusses the theoretical concepts behind the design and considerations that influence the design (environment. tanks and well casings.” —David Schramm. There is not a direct progression from Cathodic Protection Technologist to Cathodic Protection Specialist. Attendance at the CP 3-Cathodic Protection Technologist Course is strongly recommended before sitting for the CP 4-Cathodic Protection Specialist Course or Examination Only Option.CP 4 —NACE Cathodic Protection Specialist Description The CP 4-Cathodic Protection Specialist Course is an intensive 6-day course that focuses on the principles and procedures for CP design on a variety of structures for both galvanic and impressed current systems.e. “The NACE CP program provides students with the opportunity to gain the technical knowledge they need to improve their level of credibility and confidence in the field. The course concludes with the written NACE Cathodic Protection Specialist Examination. Who Should Attend This course is intended for those involved in the design. coatings). and maintenance of CP systems. students must have completed college or university-level courses in algebra.. pipelines. NOTE:The CP Specialist Examination is challenging. installation. Prior to taking the exam or the NACE training course. System Integrity and Corrosion Services. and calculations (including attenuation). structure type/materials of construction.

Contact NACE firstService for more information.Eng.E. or equivalent • EIT registration or equivalent • CP Technician Certification or equivalent training Course Highlights (include but are not limited to) Concept of CP Factors Influencing CP Design CP Systems Design Factors and Calculations Design examples for the following structures/environments: Transmission and Other Pipelines. . such as: •P P . including 4 4 years CP work experience in responsible years in responsible charge charge 4-year physical science or engineering degree CP Technician Certification or equivalent training PLUS A Bachelor’s degree in one of the following: • Engineering • Physical Sciences PLUS An advanced degree in engineering or physical science that required a qualification exam.. including 4 years in responsible charge 2-year post-high school training in math or science from an approved technical/trade school CP Technician Certification or equivalent training Path 2 Path 3 6 years CP work experience. NACE Cathodic Protection Training & Certification 11 . Path 1 12 years CP work experience. Surface Condensers.. Contact NACE for more details. Exam-only candidates will receive a copy of the CP 4–Cathodic Protection Specialist course at the time of registration. and Thickeners Steel Reinforcing in Concrete Structures Exam-Only Option is available. and Well Casings Marine and Offshore Applications Water Tanks. Registration fees for exam only candidates are nonrefundable.. all prerequisites must be met in order to register for the CP 4—Cathodic Protection Specialist Course.Prerequisites For each path. Candidates will take the same two part examination which is offered in the CP 4–Cathodic Protection Specialist course.Tanks. Candidates meeting the prerequisites can sit for the CP 4–Cathodic Protection Specialist examination.

Corrosion Operator Qualification (OQ) covered tasks as well as written assessments and performance verification are included in this program. This is a beginner program for the employee who has little or no experience in the industry and needs to be trainined on basic tasks.Pipeline Corrosion Introductory Training—PCIT NACE OQ PCIT—A new dimension of training for the pipeline industry for employees working with corrosion. PCIT provides a path into a number of NACE training and certification tracks for the pipeline industry. Internal Corrosion Internal Corrosion for Pipelines Cathodic Protection CP 1-Cathodic Protection Tester CP 2-Cathodic Protection Technician CP 3-Cathodic Protection Technologist CP 4-Cathodic Protection Specialist Coatings CIP Coatings in Conjunction with Cathodic Protection Pipeline Corrosion Integrity Managment (PCIM) Program 12 NACE Cathodic Protection Training & Certification .

regulations and decision-making directly related to pipeline corrosion integrity management—finding corrosion and repairing it. Courses included in this track: · Internal Corrosion for Pipelines Course · Field Techniques for External Corrosion Course— To take this course. There are course requirements for each level.The program will emphasize technology.The program will have two tracks–a field track and an engineering track. Current regulatory requirements and industry need for training in this area make this program a priority for NACE Education & Training. industry standards. The emphasis at this level is on integrity verification and maintenance optimization. Existing NACE training courses will be incorporated into this program as well as new courses PCIM Field Track This track will focus on remediation technology and field techniques for carrying out an integrity management program. students must first complete the following prerequisites · CP 1-Cathodic Protection Tester course · Coatings in Conjunction with Cathodic Protection course OR CIP Level 1 PCIM Engineer Track This track will focus on the implementation and management of an integrity program for a pipeline system. LLC NACE Cathodic Protection Training & Certification 13 .Pipeline Corrosion Integrity Management—PCIM NACE is expanding its curriculum to include a new program focused on pipeline corrosion integrity. Courses included in this track: · Direct Assessment · In-line Inspection · Pipeline Corrosion Integrity Management Course Photos 1 and 3 courtesy of Williams Gas Pipeline.

S. & Canada firstservice@nace. It is recommended that students complete at least the CP 2–Cathodic Protection Technician course prior to attending the CP Interference course. CP Interference This is NACE’s first course dedicated solely to the subject of stray current and CP interference. monitoring and mitigation of DC interference. The course will address CP related to ships and submarines. Individuals successfully completing the examination and who have an approved certification application will receive certification as a Marine Cathodic Protection Technician. Consistent with the existing CP 2 course. prediction and analysis. commercial shipping. underwater pipelines and. and group case studies. deleterious effects. hands-on in-class experiments. Coatings in Conjunction with Cathodic Protection This course will emphasize the relationship between protective coatings and cathodic protection on a pipeline system and how these two methods of corrosion control interact.S. monitoring strategies (survey and monitoring techniques) will be discussed for each type of interference. testing. piers. The course will be presented in a format of lecture. To help meet these needs.The course will also provide students with the knowledge and skills to implement and monitor a corrosion control program that utilizes both methods. Theory. NACE is currently developing the following courses.nace. influencing factors. & Canada Outside the U. the Marine edition will be an intensive 6-day course that presents CP technology and its application to marine environments. effects. shore facilities (docks. The course will include in depth coverage of detection. Marine CP 2-Cathodic Protection Technician A Marine edition of the CP 2-Cathodic Protection Technician Course will soon be available. AC interference and telluric current interference. offshore structures (oil and gas production platforms). mitigation and. The course will be presented in a format of lecture and hands-on training with equipment and instruments used in marine CP testing and will conclude with a final examination. For more information on all NACE courses. visit our Web site at: www.CP Future Program Development NACE understands that the needs of industry are constantly changing.org 14 NACE Cathodic Protection Training & Certification .org 1-800-797-NACE (6223) +1 281/228-6223 E-mail: U. etc).

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S. & Canada) FirstService@nace. & Canada) 1 281 228 6223 (Outside U.cathodic protection training & certification Leaders in Corrosion Control Technology Phone: E-mail: Online: 1 800 797 NACE (U.S.nace.org www.org .

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