Certification: Protective Coating Technician

The Protective Coating Technician has at least 1-3 years of work experience and has successfully completed the PCS 1 - Basic Principles course and the Basic Corrosion course OR has successfully completed the Protective Coating Technician exam with training equivalent to PCS 1 - Basic Principles and Basic Corrosion.

Application Procedure

An application must first be submitted prior to taking the examination only option to allow time for NACE to verify work experience requirements.

If seeking certification through the parallel path option, an application may be submitted upon successful completion of the required NACE course, for verification of work experience requirements.

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Requirements Necessary to Achieve Certification

Option 1

  • Req - High School Diploma
and
  • Work Experience Document - 2 years in Protective Coatings
and
  • Req - Training equivalent to PCS 1 - Basic Principles
and
  • Req - Training equivalent to Basic Corrosion
and
  • Exam - Protective Coating Technician
and
  • Application - Protective Coating Technician

Option 2

  • Req - Bachelor's Degree in Physical Sciences or Engineering
and
  • Work Experience Document - 1 year in Protective Coatings
and
  • Req - Training equivalent to PCS 1 - Basic Principles
and
  • Req - Training equivalent to Basic Corrosion
and
  • Exam - Protective Coating Technician
and
  • Application - Protective Coating Technician

Option 3

and one of the following:
and
  • Req - High School Diploma
and
  • Work Experience Document - 2 years in Protective Coatings
and
  • Application - Protective Coating Technician

Option 4

and one of the following:
and
  • Req - Bachelor's Degree in Physical Sciences or Engineering
and
  • Work Experience Document - 1 year in Protective Coatings
and
  • Application - Protective Coating Technician
ReCertification Requirements
All NACE Certifications must be renewed every three (3) years.
  • Professional Development Hours (24)
  • ReCertification Application (1)
  • Work Experience Years (1.5)
  • Renewal Fee (Members $240.00 USD; Non-members $450.00 USD)

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