New NACE Institute Ethics Requirement
Ethics is the foundation of any certification program and reinforces the principles set forth by the NACE Institute. Starting January 1, 2021 all new certification applicants and certification renewal applicants will be required to meet the new Ethics Requirement passed by the NACE Institute Certification Commission. A course is offered by NACE International that meets this requirement, but this can be met by participating in any ethics course or training that meets the below criteria:
Equivalent training must cover at least 3 of the 5 topics listed below. Proof of completion will need to be submitted as part of the new or renewal application process.
- Types of unethical behavior commonly encountered in the corrosion field
- Factors that may lead to unethical decision making in the field of corrosion
- Ethical decision-making best practices or processes
- Impacts of unethical decisions or unethical behavior
- How to report unethical behavior
The ethics requirement course or an equivalent training must be completed every 3 years to meet certification requirements.
We are currently working on a list of approved equivalent training programs that will be available in the coming weeks. If you have questions related to course equivalency, please view the FAQ document for topics required and our step-by-step guide for submitting your 3rd party training. For additional questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note, to add the NACE Ethics Course to your profile in My Certification Portal, go to Online Courses and search for 'Ethics for the corrosion professional', it may take up to 24 hours to be reflected in My Certification Portal after completion.
Hear from members on the benefits of ethics training:
Jon Cavallo, NACE Institute certification holder, NACE committee member, NACE member, NACE Instructor
Laura Cardenas, NACE Institute certification holder, NACE member
Jose Caprarulo, NACE Institute certification holder, NACE committee member, NACE member
Mario Moreno, NACE Institute certification holder, NACE committee member, NACE member
Washington Nyoni, NACE Institute certification holder, NACE General Education Committee member, NACE member
Stephen Foster, NACE Institute certification holder, NACE member