Protective Coating Technician

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The Protective Coating Technician certification is for the candidate that understands the key terms of the technology — be an assistant to a coatings specialist, and possibly oversee low-risk projects or conduct investigations on an infrequent basis. The Protective Coating Technician has at least 1-3 years of work experience and has successfully completed the PCS 1 - Basic Principles course and the Basic Corrosion course OR has successfully completed the Protective Coating Technician exam with training equivalent to PCS 1 - Basic Principles and Basic Corrosion.

Requirements for Protective Coating Technician Certification

Option 1
Prerequisite
  • 2 years verifiable work experience in protective coatings
  • Training equivalent to PCS 1 – Basic Principles (NACE)
  • Training equivalent to Basic Corrosion (NACE)
Certification Exam
Certification Exam - Protective Coating Technician Exam
Application Requirement
Approved Protective Coating Technician Application
Option 2
Prerequisite
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Sciences or Engineering
  • 1 year verifiable work experience in protective coatings
  • Training equivalent to PCS 1 – Basic Principles (NACE)
  • Training equivalent to Basic Corrosion (NACE)
Certification Exam
Certification Exam - Protective Coating Technician Exam
Application Requirement
Approved Protective Coating Technician Application
Option 3
Prerequisite
  • Successful completion of PCS 1 – Basic Principles (NACE) course and exam
  • Successful completion of Basic Corrosion (NACE) course and exam
  • 2 years verifiable work experience in protective coatings
Application Requirement
Approved Protective Coating Technician Application
Option 4
Prerequisite
  • Successful completion of PCS 1 – Basic Principles (NACE) course and exam
  • Successful completion of Basic Corrosion (NACE) course and exam
  • 1 year verifiable work experience in protective coatings
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Sciences or Engineering
Application Requirement
Approved Protective Coating Technician Application

To begin the certification process:

Submit Application

Certification candidates must apply for this certification by submitting an on-line application which is subject to approval.

Apply for Certification

Upon successful completion of requirements, the candidate will be awarded a Protective Coating Technician Certification.

Please contact certificationnew@nace.org for more details

Certification renewal requirements

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