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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 – January 11, 2021 Update

The most recent scheduling updates for Pearson VUE testing centers worldwide is shown below based on updated local government guidance:

Montreal, Canada PPC:

Beginning January 9, exam delivery will be restricted to programs that qualify as essential services only (NACE Institute certifications are designated as essential in Canada) due to a mandatory curfew, test center will close at 6:30 p.m. each day. Affected candidates will receive cancellation emails beginning January 11.

Brisbane, Australia PPC:

The Brisbane government has issued a mandatory three-day lockdown effective January 8 through January 11. Affected candidates have started to receive cancellation/reschedule emails already due to the immediacy of the order.

Tel Aviv, Israel PPC:

Effective January 9 through January 21, exam delivery is restricted to healthcare and medical exams only. Affected candidates will begin receiving cancellation emails beginning January 8.

Manila, Philippines PPC:

The government requires face shields now be worn together with a face mask. Candidates and test center employees must wear both a face mask and face shield at the PPC.

Worldwide Testing – January 5, 2021 Update

The most recent scheduling updates for Pearson VUE testing centers worldwide is shown below based on updated local government guidance:

United States

Washington State – The current restrictions in place have been extended. Exam deliveries at Pearson VUE-owned testing centers (PPC) will be limited to 25% capacity. Affected candidates will receive cancellation emails. Exams will continue to be delivered at 3rd party testing centers that are operational.

England

A country-wide lockdown has been declared beginning January 5. Exam deliveries are limited to programs that qualify as essential services – NACE Institute certifications are designated as essential services in England. Affected candidates will receive cancellation/reschedule emails shortly.

Worldwide Testing – November 27 Update

The most recent scheduling updates for Pearson VUE testing centers worldwide is shown below based on updated local government guidance:

Athens, Greece – The current mandatory lockdown in Greece has been extended through December 6. Exam deliveries at Pearson VUE-owned testing centers (PPC) will be available starting December 7. Affected candidates will receive cancellation emails.

Punjab, India – A curfew has been issued in Punjab impacting testing centers in that area. The curfew runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from December 1 through December 15. Affected candidates will receive cancellation/reschedule emails shortly.

Worldwide Testing – November 18 Update

The most recent scheduling updates for Pearson VUE testing centers worldwide is shown below based on updated local government guidance:

Manilla, Philippines – Updated government guidance now allows for 30% appointment capacity in Pearson VUE-owned testing centers (PPC) beginning November 20.

Adelaide, South Australia – A lock down order has been called for South Australia from November 19 through November 24. Affected candidates will begin receiving cancellation/reschedule emails shortly, new appointment availability begins November 25. Affected candidates will receive cancellation emails. Delivery of exams is still available through third party testing centers that remain operational.

Turkey – Turkey has imposed partial lockdowns which include curfews on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays effective November 20, thereby reducing our PPC hours of operation on these days in compliance with the order.

Scotland – Effective November 20 through December 10, exam delivery available only for programs that qualify as essential services at Glasgow, Clydebank, Ayr, and Stirling PPCs. Affected candidates will begin receiving cancellation/reschedule emails shortly, with new appointment availability beginning December 11. Exams continue to be available at third-party test centers that are operational.

England – The mandatory lockdown is effective from November 5 through December 2. Exam delivery remains limited to programs that qualify as essential services only. Exams continue to be delivered at third-party test centers that are operational.

Worldwide Testing – November 11 Update

The most recent scheduling updates for Pearson VUE testing centers worldwide is shown below based on updated government guidance:

Paris, France – Exam deliveries at Pearson VUE-owned testing centers (PPC) are suspended through December 1. Delivery of exams is still available through third party testing centers that remain operational. Affected candidates will receive cancellation emails. Appointment availability begins December 2.

Manitoba, Canada – With updated government guidance, beginning Saturday November 14, exams can only be delivered for programs that qualify as 'critical services'. Guidance also requires that capacity in testing centers be reduced to approximately 25%. Affected candidates will receive cancellation emails. Delivery of exams is still available through third party testing centers that remain operational.

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