Cathodic Protection Technologist

Cathodic Protection Technologist

The Cathodic Protection Technologist certification indicates knowledge of theoretical concepts and practical application of cathodic protection with a strong focus on interpretation of cathodic protection data, and cathodic protection troubleshooting.

Requirements for Cathodic Protection Technologist Certification

Option 1
Prerequisite
• Algebra and Logarithm training
• Successful completion of all CP Technician requirements or equivalent training
Work Experience
• 8 years verifiable work experience in Cathodic Protection
Recommended Course
• It is strongly recommended that candidates complete the following course:
NACE CP 3-Cathodic Protection Technologist Course
Core Exam Requirement 1
• Certification Exam - CP Technologist Essay Exam
Note: This exam is available at the end of the NACE CP 3 - Cathodic Protection Technologist Course
Essay Exam Preparation Guide
Core Exam Requirement 2
• Certification Exam - CP Technologist Written Exam NACE-CP3-001
Note: This exam is available on CBT at Pearson VUE
Written Exam Preparation Guide
Application Requirement
• Approved CP Technologist Application

Option 2
Prerequisite
• 2 years post high school training from approved Math or Science Technical/Trade School
• Successful Completion of all CP Technician requirements or equivalent training
Work Experience
• 6 years verifiable work experience in Cathodic Protection
Recommended Course
• It is strongly recommended that candidates complete the following course:
NACE CP 3 - Cathodic Protection Technologist Course
Core Exam Requirement 1
• Certification Exam - CP Technologist Essay Exam
Note: This exam is available at the end of the NACE CP 3 - Cathodic Protection Technologist Course
Essay Exam Preparation Guide
Core Exam Requirement 2
• Certification Exam - CP Technologist Written Exam NACE-CP3-001
Note: This exam is available on CBT at Pearson VUE
Written Exam Preparation Guide
Application Requirement
• Approved CP Technologist Application

Option 3
Prerequisite
• Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Sciences or Engineering
• Successful Completion of all CP Technician requirements or equivalent training
Work Experience
• 3 years verifiable work experience in Cathodic Protection
Recommended Course
• It is strongly recommended that candidates complete the following course:
NACE CP 3 - Cathodic Protection Technologist Course
Core Exam Requirement 1
• Certification Exam - CP Technologist Essay Exam
Note: This exam is available at the end of the NACE CP 3 - Cathodic Protection Technologist Course
Essay Exam Preparation Guide
Core Exam Requirement 2
• Certification Exam - CP Technologist Written Exam NACE-CP3-001
Note: This exam is available on CBT at Pearson VUE
Written Exam Preparation Guide
Application Requirement
• Approved CP Technologist Application

To begin the certification process:

Application Submission

  • Certification candidates must apply for this certification by submitting an on-line application which is subject to approval.
  • Certification candidates have four (4) years to complete all requirements, including a successful completion of the exam, and an approved application with the required work experience and education requirements.

Upon successful completion of requirements, the candidate will be awarded a NACE CP Technologist Certification.

Certification renewal requirements

  • An approved Recertification application is required every 3 years
  • 24 Professional Development Hours (8 hours per year)
  • 1.5 year’s work experience
  • Renewal Fee
    • Members - $240 USD
    • Non-Members - $450 USD

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