About the NACE International Institute
In 2012, NACE International established an independent organization to manage its world-renowned certification activities. The NACE International Institute (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 (see Advocacy), and supporting employment of certified corrosion control professionals.
The Institute administers 23 certifications on such disciplines as cathodic protection, general corrosion, general coatings, pipeline, specialty certifications and the industry-leading CIP (Coatings Inspector Program) endorsement. Functioning under the management of its own volunteer Board and Board committee within the NACE Institute, it is moving its certification programs toward compliance with ISO standards (ISO17024).
There are more than 36,000 NACE certification holders today worldwide.
More than just certification
Recently, the Institute has expanded its focus with the addition of programs, products, and services that advance the performance of the corrosion control and coatings industries and help individuals as well as businesses promote public safety, protect the environment, and reduce the economic impact of corrosion. These include:
- NIICAP – NII launched its Contractor Accreditation Program (NIICAP), an industry-driven and industry-managed accreditation program whose purpose is to lift the quality and reputation of contractors and the entire industry through the execution of audits based on ISO standards.
- IMPACT PLUS - The world’s first platform for companies and asset owners who seek to benchmark practices and improve corrosion management.
- MPI - NII’s acquisition of the Master Painters Institute, a leading paint performance certification organization in North America, benefits the quality of the commercial coatings profession while merging the coatings expertise of professionals on both the commercial and industrial side.
Mission Statement: The NACE Institute will improve public safety and environmental protection by advocating corrosion awareness and action, and provide unparalleled qualification programs that drive corrosion industry performance.