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All new certifications and renewals now require proof of ethics training – visit the Certification Ethics page for more information.

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The NACE Institute administers 23 certifications, including the renowned Coating Inspector Program (CIP) endorsement. Advance your career today with a NACE Institute Certification.

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The NACE International Institute Contractor Accreditation Program (NIICAP) is an industry-driven and managed program for coatings accreditation that presents a choice in quality assurance programs and provides support and recognition.

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This one-of-a-kind suite of technical and business tools provide a roadmap for companies to validate corrosion control actions by business impact, moving to higher levels of performance and cost savings.

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Master Painters Institute (MPI) provides vital resources to the coatings industry including performance standards, painting education and certification, and approved product listings for coatings/systems aligned to substrates.

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The new My Certification Portal has launched!

Exam scheduling, applications for certification, and the renewal process are now much easier. My Certification Portal is your one-stop location for all your certification needs.

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About the NACE Institute

Dedicated to advancing the performance of the corrosion control and coatings industries, the NACE Institute is focused on:

  • Meeting the need for global, consistent workforce certification
  • Building the profile of the corrosion control and coatings industries and those who work in it
  • Providing programs, products, and services that help individuals and companies promote public safety, protect the environment, and reduce the economic impact of corrosion
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The U.S. economy depends on reliable roads, bridges, transportation systems, maritime operations, energy generation, defense systems, water, and other infrastructure. Safe and lasting infrastructure relies on materials that are protected against decay and deterioration caused by corrosion.

NACE Institute is a critical element in a broad federal advocacy effort on behalf of corrosion control professionals and industry. Our members work tirelessly to increase corrosion awareness and develop legislative policies that affect the defense, energy, environment, transportation, and water industries.

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New MPI 500 Series Coatings Standards for Naval Fuel Related Assets

The new MPI 500 series standards specify coatings approved for use on Naval fuel related assets.

Visit the MPI 500 Series page to learn more and make sure your preferred coating is considered.

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*Due to the update of My Certification Portal, information displayed in the search is only current as of August 15. We anticipate having this fully updated and current by November 13. In the meantime, certifications can be verified with the certification holder's digital credential.