Refining Corrosion Technologist

The Refining Corrosion Technologist certification covers topics specific for the refining industry, both low temperature and high temperature. Those applying for this certification should possess an understanding of refinery process unit-specific corrosion mechanisms.

The following certification is targeted at individuals who are responsible for identifying, locating and controlling corrosion in refinery environments. This includes:

  • Design engineers
  • Process engineers
  • Procurement agents
  • Maintenance planners
  • Service company representatives who support refineries
  • Corrosion and equipment engineers
  • Metallurgists
  • Inspectors and inspection supervisors

Requirements for Refining Corrosion Technologist Certification

  • Work Experience Requirement
  • Education Prerequisite
  • Course
  • One (1) Core Exam
  • Application for Certification

Requirement (choose one of the following options):
Option 1:
Bachelor's Degree in Physical Sciences or Engineering plus 2 years verifiable Corrosion work experience in the refining industry
Option 2:
High School Diploma or GED plus 4 years verifiable Corrosion work experience in the refining industry
Course Requirements:
Successful completion of the following course:

NACE Course-Corrosion Control in the Refining Industry

Or equivalent training (see Exam Preparation Guide for details)
Core Exam Requirement:
Certification Exam-Refining Corrosion Technologist Exam (NACE-RCT-001)

*Computer Based Testing (CBT) – available through Pearson Vue

Learn more about how to take the exam
Exam Preparation Guide
Application Requirements:
Refining Corrosion Technologist Application
The certification exam fee is paid during the application submission process. See the Documents and Policies Page for all certification fees.

Application Submission

  • Certification candidates must apply for this certification by submitting an on-line application (subject to approval).
  • Applications must be submitted within 3 years of successful completion of exam.

To begin the certification process:

Upon successful completion of requirements, the candidate will be awarded a Refining Corrosion Technologist Certification.

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ReCertification Requirements

All NACE Certifications must be renewed every three (3) years.

  • ReCertification Application (1)
  • Professional Development Hours (24)
  • Work Experience Years (1.5)
  • Renewal Fee
    • Members $265 USD
    • Non-members $475 USD

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