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Certification Programs

The NACE International Institute (NII) was formed to manage its world-renowned certification activities. While striving to elevate the profile of the industry and building the global job market for corrosion control professionals, NII focuses on:

  • Meeting industry needs for workforce certification programs
  • Pursuing global consistency of certification requirements
  • Raising industry and public awareness of the purpose and benefits of certification programs
  • Supporting employment of certified professionals

The NACE Institute administers 23 certifications on a variety of disciplines including the industry-leading CIP (Coatings Inspector Program) endorsement.

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Why should you choose NII for your certifications?

Candidates earn their certifications

Unlike other certifying organizations, NII Certifications are not solely awarded based on course completion. All candidates must display a level of skill and competency that only comes with validation, years of experience, and continuous study in their selected corrosion field.

Stand out from others in the industry

Working toward and earning a NII Certification sets you apart from your peers in the corrosion industry by demonstrating your achievement of the certification in the program with the best reputation in the marketplace.

Developed by industry for industry

NII Certifications are developed by industry field experts, not by association staff, which gives more credibility to the content and knowledge being tested.

Stay up to date on the latest advancements in the field

NII Certifications demonstrate to your current and future employers that you are dedicated to staying current in your field of expertise in corrosion prevention and mitigation.

Certifications are globally recognized

Worldwide businesses rely on the NII Certifications as a metric for increased standardization of personnel performance. Organizations know that they can rely on NII to provide a globally applicable, standardized, and skills-focused program.

Secure testing of individuals

As one of the steps to certification, candidates must take exams at secure locations, adhering to certification testing compliance standards.

Trust that as a NACE International Institute certification holder, you’re in an elite group of corrosion professionals and that the value of your certification will continue to grow as NII takes the needed steps to protect the corrosion industry and those who choose to work in it.