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The NACE Institute was formed to manage its world-renowned certification activities. While striving to elevate the profile of the industry and building the global job market for corrosion control professionals, NACE Institute 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
  • Supporting employment of certified professionals

The NACE Institute administers 23 certifications on a variety of disciplines including the industry-leading CIP (Coatings Inspector Program) endorsement.

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Why choose the NACE Institute for your certifications?

Candidates earn their certifications

Unlike other certifying organizations, NACE Institute Certifications are not solely awarded based on course completion. All candidates must display a level of skill and competency that only comes with validation, years of experience, and continuous study in their selected corrosion field.

Stand out from others in the industry

Working toward and earning a NACE Institute Certification sets you apart from your peers in the corrosion industry by demonstrating your achievement of the certification in the program with the best reputation in the marketplace.

Developed by industry for industry

NACE Institute Certifications are developed by industry field experts, not by association staff, which gives more credibility to the content and knowledge being tested.

Stay up to date on the latest advancements in the field

NACE Institute Certifications demonstrate to your current and future employers that you are dedicated to staying current in your field of expertise in corrosion prevention and mitigation.

Certifications are globally recognized

Worldwide businesses rely on the NACE Institute Certifications as a metric for increased standardization of personnel performance. Organizations know that they can rely on the NACE Institute to provide a globally applicable, standardized, and skills-focused program.

Secure testing of individuals

As one of the steps to certification, candidates must take exams at secure locations, adhering to certification testing compliance standards.

Trust that as a NACE Institute certification holder, you’re in an elite group of corrosion professionals and that the value of your certification will continue to grow as we take the needed steps to protect the corrosion industry and those who choose to work in it.

Worldwide Testing – May 26 Update

Brazil, Mexico, South Africa, and Turkey

With updated government guidance, we are extending the suspension of exam deliveries at Pearson Professional Centers (PPCs) through June 5th

  • Candidates will begin to receive cancellation/reschedule emails shortly
  • Exam appointment availability begins June 6th
  • Exams will still be available at third-party test centers that are operational

India Testing – May 19 Update

Pearson Professional Centers (PPCs) have begun to reopen for test delivery aligned to government requirements. To implement the necessary distancing measures within reopening PPCs, we will reduce any existing exam appointments by approximately 50%. Affected candidates will begin to receive cancellation/reschedule emails shortly.

Date PPC Location
Tuesday, May 19 New Delhi, Bangalore II
Wednesday, May 20 Chandigarh, Amritsar, Jalandhar, Bangalore I
Friday, May 22 Gurgaon, Noida, Ahmedabad, Surat
Wednesday, May 27 Amritsar (TTC), Pune, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad I and II

Worldwide Testing – May 14 Update

North America

For all U.S. and Canada testing locations not currently open, temporary suspension of exam deliveries will remain through June 30. Candidates scheduled between now and June 30 will begin to receive a cancellation/reschedule notices beginning May 18. New candidate appointments will be available beginning July 1.

Rest of World

All test centers will open in areas where there are no restrictions prohibiting operation on June 1. Adjustments to this date will be made as necessary. Testing centers will be outfitted with hand sanitizer, and disinfectant. Appropriate social distancing measures will be observed through the month of June.

NACE Institute Testing Center – May 13 Update

The NACE Institute testing center in Houston will be opening back up on June 4 and is now taking appointments. The testing center will be at roughly 50% occupancy related to social distancing measures.

North America Testing – May 12 Update

The below states and territories have Pearson Professional Centers (PPCs) open with necessary distancing measures:

U.S. States

Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania (Bradford, Cameron, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, Jefferson, Lawrence, Lycoming, McKean, Mercer, Montour, Northumberland, Potter, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga, Union, Venango, and Warren), Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas (Harris County, Bexar County, Travis County), West Virginia, Wyoming

Canada

Manitoba, Quebec

U.S. Territories

American Samoa, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands

Worldwide Testing – May 11 Update

Philippines and the United Kingdom

With updated government guidance, we are extending the suspension of exam deliveries in through May 24th

  • Candidates will begin to receive cancellation/reschedule emails shortly.
  • Exam appointment availability begins May 25th

Brazil

With updated government guidance, we are extending the suspension of exam deliveries through May 31st.

  • Candidates will begin to receive cancellation/reschedule emails shortly
  • Exam appointment availability begins June 1

France

Reopening targeted for May 13th

  • Affected candidates will begin to receive cancellation/reschedule emails shortly.
  • Exam appointment availability begins May 13th and beyond.

India and Israel

Reopening targeted for May 18th

  • Affected candidates will begin to receive cancellation/reschedule emails shortly.
  • Exam appointment availability begins May 18th and beyond.

The government of India is expected to release further guidance on Saturday, May 16 with regard to reopening requirements. These requirements are expected to vary by jurisdiction in India, therefore we anticipate the opening dates of PPCs will also vary by jurisdiction.

Pearson Professional Center (PPC) Reopening's

To implement the necessary distancing measures within reopening PPCs, we will reduce any existing exam appointments by approximately 50% (each test center's appointment availability is aligned to government-issued spacing and gathering requirements per each test center's design). All third-party testing centers still open will support exam delivery.

Worldwide Testing – May 8 Update

Pearson VUE Face Mask / Face Covering Requirement

At Pearson VUE-owned testing centers worldwide, there will be a requirement to wear a face mask or face covering while in a Pearson-owned facility and while taking an exam. This will be a temporary policy due to current conditions.

Worldwide Testing – May 4 Update

With updated government guidance, we are making the following updates to exam delivery at Pearson Professional Centers (PPCs) in the following countries:

France and Greece

  • Exam appointments available starting May 11th Greece and May 18th in France
  • Exam delivery at third-party test centers that are still operational will continue
  • Candidates scheduled prior to May 11th in Greece and May 18th in France should have received cancellation/reschedule emailsils

Brazil, India, Israel, Philippines, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, and the U.K.

  • Exam appointments available starting May 18th
  • Exam delivery at third-party test centers that are still operational will continue
  • Candidates scheduled prior to May 18th should have received cancellation/reschedule emails

Mainland China – Shanghai North PPC

  • With the opening of the Shanghai North PPC, all mainland China PPCs will have resumed operations
  • Exam appointments available starting May 6th

Worldwide Testing – April 20 Update

With updated government guidance, we are extending the suspension of exam delivery at Pearson Professional Centers (PPCs) in the following countries:

United Kingdom

  • Candidates will receive a cancellation/reschedule email notice; new exam appointments available starting May 9th  
  • Exam delivery at third-party test centers that are still operational will continue

India

  • All exam delivery currently suspended  
  • Candidates will receive a cancellation/reschedule email notice; new exam appointments available starting May 4th

South Africa

  • All exam delivery currently suspended   
  • Candidates will receive a cancellation/reschedule email notice; new exam appointments available starting May 4th

Brazil

  • Candidates will receive a cancellation/reschedule email notice; new exam appointments available starting May 11th
  • Exam delivery at third-party test centers that are operational will continue

Mainland China

Exams are available at operational third-party test centers throughout mainland China.  In addition, we have also started to reopen PPCs aligned with government guidance and with appropriate health and safety measures:

  • Shanghai South –delivering exams as of April 15th 
  • Guangzhou – resuming exam delivery April 20th ​

Worldwide Testing – April 8 Update

In light on the most recent government guidance, suspension of exam delivery in the locations below will be extended through April 30th:

  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Israel
  • London – Holburn, UK
  • Spain
  • Turkey
  • Philippines
  • South Africa

Candidates will receive a cancellation/reschedule email and appointments will be available after May 1.

Mainland China

While most Pearson Professional Centers (PPCs) should be open soon, we must extend exam delivery suspensions for the following PPCs:

Shanghai South – exam deliveries suspended through April 14th – Candidates will receive a cancellation notice; new appointments available starting April 15th.

Beijing, Shanghai North, and Guangzhou – exam deliveries suspended through April 19th – Candidates will receive a cancellation notice; new appointments available starting April 20th.

North America Testing – April 7 Update

Pearson Professional Centers (PPCs) will remain closed until April 30, 2020. This decision continues to be grounded in keeping both testing center staff and candidates safe. Candidates currently scheduled from April 16-April 30 will receive a cancellation/reschedule notice.

Candidate appointment availability begins on May 1 for scheduling new appointments.

We will continue to monitor government guidance and notifications from public health officials to be sure we can safely serve our employees and candidates as soon as local conditions allow.

Australia and South Africa Testing – March 24 Update

Due to government guidance and/or the lack of essential services, we are temporarily suspending test delivery at the below Pearson Professional Centers:

Australia – Melbourne and Box Hill – We will continue to deliver exams through any third-party test centers that are able to operate within these regions.

South Africa – Johannesburg – Suspension of exam delivery also includes all Pearson VUE Testing Centers and PVTC Selects across South Africa.

For a full listing of Pearson VUE testing center closures and updates, visit the Pearson VUE COVID-19 page.