Corrosion Technician


The Corrosion Technician shall have a wide variety of general corrosion related backgrounds and be able to perform a variety of corrosion related tasks. This certification is geared towards personnel with at least 2 years of experience and who possess basic knowledge of corrosion and corrosion control and are capable of performing routine, well defined work under the close direction of Specialist or Senior Technologist personnel.

The exam is made of fifty questions and is comprised of questions from the following areas of knowledge:

  • Cathodic Protection
  • Protective Coatings
  • Materials/Metallurgy
  • Chemical Treatment/Inhibitors
  • General Corrosion

Application Procedure

An application must be submitted prior to taking the examination-only option to allow time for NACE to verify work experience requirements.

If seeking certification through the parallel path option, an application may be submitted upon successful completion of the required NACE course, for verification of work experience requirements.

Requirements for Corrosion Technician Certification

Option 1
  • 2 years documented work experience in the field of corrosion
  • Successful completion of NACE Basic Corrosion e-Course and Exam
Application Requirement
Approved Corrosion Technician Application
Option 2
2 years documented work experience in the field of corrosion
Core Exam Requirement
Certification Exam – Corrosion Technician Exam Preparation Guide
Application Requirement
Approved Corrosion 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 Corrosion Technician Certification.

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