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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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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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NACE Institute Annual Oliver Moghissi Award

The NACE Institute's Oliver Moghissi Award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated exemplary support of the corrosion control community through work that bridges the gap between corrosion maintenance/ operations activities and the use of business-oriented corrosion management systems in industry. Successful nominees will have (1) demonstrated longstanding contributions that increase asset life cycles by bridging the gap between technical management and business management, and (2) led industry(ies) to have an increased focus on business-centered corrosion management strategies by asset owner organizations.

Nominations are being accepted until August 31. See nomination form for additional details.

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Nominations for the Oliver Moghissi Award may be made by any of the following:
a) Any three members of the NACE Institute in good standing. (The nomination must bear the signatures of the three members.)
b) The NACE International Institute Board of Directors

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