Cathodic Protection Specialist

Cathodic Protection Specialist

Cathodic Protection Specialist certification covers the theoretical concepts behind the design and considerations that influence the design and calculations (including attenuation).

This certification is targeted at individuals who are responsible for: the design, installation, and maintenance of cathodic protection systems.

Prior to taking the exam or the NACE training course, students must have completed college or university-level courses in algebra, geometry, and trigonometry, and must have significant amounts of practical experience in cathodic protection.

Requirements for Cathodic Protection Specialist

Option 1
Requirement

Successful completion of all CP Technologist requirements or equivalent training


2 years post-high school training from Math or Science Technical/Trade School

Work Experience

12 years verifiable work experience in ADVANCED Cathodic Protection, including 4 years in responsible charge**

Recommended Course

It is strongly recommended that candidates complete the following course: NACE CP 4 - Cathodic Protection Specialist Course

Core Exam Requirement 1

Certification Exam - CP Specialist Case-Based Exam

NII will release the exam on August 19, 2019 and CP Specialist exam candidates are able to register at that time.

Note: This exam will only be available in English at select Pearson Vue testing centers globally.

Case-Based Exam Preparation Guide  
Core Exam Requirement 2

Certification Exam - CP Specialst Theory Exam

NII will release the exam on August 19, 2019 and CP Specialist exam candidates are able to register at that time.

Note: This exam will only be available in English at select Pearson VUE testing centers globally.

Theory Exam Preparation Guide
Application Requirement

Approved CP Specialist Application

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.



Option 2
Requirement

Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Sciences or Engineering


Successful completion of all CP Technologist requirements or equivalent training

Work Experience

6 years verifiable work experience in ADVANCED Cathodic Protection, including 4 years in responsible charge**

Recommended Course

It is strongly recommended that candidates complete the following course: NACE CP 4 - Cathodic Protection Specialist Course

Core Exam Requirement 1

Certification Exam - CP Specialist Case-Based Exam

NII will release the exam on August 19, 2019 and CP Specialist exam candidates are able to register at that time.

Note: This exam will only be available in English at select Pearson VUE testing centers globally.

Case-Based Exam Preparation Guide
Core Exam Requirement 2

Certification Exam - CP Specialst Theory Exam

NII will release the exam on August 19, 2019 and CP Specialist exam candidates are able to register at that time.

Note: This exam will only be available in English at select Pearson VUE testing centers globally.

Theory Exam Preparation Guide
Application Requirement

Approved CP Specialist Application

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.



Option 3
Requirement

One of the following:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in either Physical Science or Engineering and an ADVANCED Physical Degree in Physical Sciences or Engineering that required an exam
  • Engineering-in-Training Registration or Equivalent
  • Professional Engineer’s License
  • AND
  • Successful completion of all CP Technologist requirements or equivalent training
 
Work Experience

4 years verifiable work experience in ADVANCED Cathodic Protection, including 4 years in responsible charge**

Recommended Course

It is strongly recommended that candidates complete the following course: NACE CP 4 - Cathodic Protection Specialist Course

Core Exam Requirement 1

Certification Exam - CP Specialist Case-Based Exam

NII will release the exam on August 19, 2019 and CP Specialist exam candidates are able to register at that time.

Note: This exam will only be available in English at select Pearson VUE testing centers globally.

Case-Based Exam Preparation Guide  
Core Exam Requirement 2

Certification Exam - CP Specialst Theory Exam

NII will release the exam on August 19, 2019 and CP Specialist exam candidates are able to register at that time.

Note: This exam will only be available in English at select Pearson VUE testing centers globally.

Theory Exam Preparation Guide  
Application Requirement

Approved CP Specialist Application

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.


** Responsible charge refers to work experience that is at a level of responsibility requiring initiative, technical ability, and independent judgement.

To begin the certification process:

Apply for Certification

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

Please contact certificationnew@nace.org for more details

Certification renewal requirements

  • An approved Recertification application is required every 3 years
  • 24 Professional Development Hours (8 hours per year)
  • 1.5 years work experience
  • Renewal Fee
    • Members - $265 USD
    • Non-Members - $475 USD

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