Certification: Protective Coating Specialist

This certification is for individuals who are experienced, knowledgeable and capable of performing work at an advanced level in both the theory and practice of corrosion prevention and control in the protective coatings field.

The Protective Coating Specialist covers areas including but not limited to:

• Creating Paint Maintenance Programs
• Conducting Site Surveys
• Reviewing Bidders Lists
• Understanding of appropriate safety, environment and health issues

Application Procedure

An application must first 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.

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Requirements Necessary to Achieve Certification

Option 1

  • Application - Protective Coating Specialist
and
  • Work Experience Document - 12 Years in Protective Coatings
and one of the following:
  • Req - Bachelor's Degree in Physical Sciences or Engineering
  • Req - High School Diploma
and

Option 2

  • Application - Protective Coating Specialist
and
  • Work Experience Document - 8 Years in Protective Coatings
and one of the following:
  • Certification - Coating Inspector
  • Certification - Frosio
  • Certification - Protective Coating Technician
  • Certification - SSPC Coatings Inspector
  • Bachelor's Degree in Physical Sciences or Engineering
and
ReCertification Requirements
All NACE Certifications must be renewed every three (3) years.
  • ReCertification Application (1)
  • Professional Development Hours (60)
  • Work Experience Years (1.5)
  • Renewal Fee (Members $240.00 USD; Non-members $450.00 USD)

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