Cathodic Protection Technician

Cathodic Protection Technician

The Cathodic Protection Technician certification indicates intermediate-level knowledge of corrosion theory and CP concepts, types of CP systems, and advanced field measurement techniques.

This certification is geared toward persons with a heavy engineering/scientific background and some working knowledge of cathodic protection, or who have extensive years of field experience with some technical background.

Requirements for Cathodic Protection Technician Certification

Option 1
Prerequisite
Successful completion of all CP Tester requirements (including certification) or equivalent training
Work Experience
3 years verifiable work experience in Cathodic Protection
Recommended Course
It is strongly recommended that candidates complete the following course: NACE CP 2-Cathodic Protection Technician Course
Core Exam Requirement 1
Certification Exam - CP Technician Practical Exam
Note: This exam is delivered as part of the NACE CP2 - Cathodic Protection Technician Course
Core Exam Requirement 2
Certification Exam - CP Technician Written Exam NACE-CP2-001
Note: This exam is available on CBT at Pearson VUE
Exam Preparation Guide
Application Requirement
• Approved CP Technician 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
Prerequisite

Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Sciences or Engineering


Successful completion of all CP Tester requirements (including certification) or equivalent training

Work Experience
1 year verifiable work experience in Cathodic Protection
Recommended Course
It is strongly recommended that candidates complete the following course: NACE CP 2 - Cathodic Protection Technician Course
Core Exam Requirement 1
Certification Exam - CP Technician Practical Exam
Note: This exam is delivered as part of the NACE CP2-Cathodic Protection Technician Course
Core Exam Requirement 2
Certification Exam - CP Technician Written Exam NACE-CP2-001
Note: This exam is available on CBT at Pearson VUE
Exam Preparation Guide
Application Requirement
Approved CP Technician 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
Prerequisite

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


Successful completion of all CP Tester requirements (including certification) or equivalent training

Work Experience
2 years verifiable work experience in Cathodic Protection
Recommended Course
It is strongly recommended that candidates complete the following course: NACE CP 2 - Cathodic Protection Technician Course
Core Exam Requirement 1
Certification Exam - CP Technician Practical Exam
Note: This exam is delivered as part of the NACE CP2 - Cathodic Protection Technician Course
Core Exam Requirement 2
Certification Exam - CP Technician Written Exam NACE-CP2-001
Note: This exam is available on CBT at Pearson VUE
Exam Preparation Guide
Application Requirement
Approved CP Technician 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.

To begin the certification process:

Apply for Certification

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

Certification renewal requirements

  • An approved Recertification application is required every 3 years
  • 24 Professional Development Hours (8 hours per year)
  • 1.5 year’s work experience
  • Renewal Fee
    • Members - $240 USD
    • Non-Members - $450 USD

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