CP 2 - Cathodic Protection Technician

Cathodic Protection 2

CP2 - Cathodic Protection Technician

The CP2 - Cathodic Protection Technician certification indicates intermediate-level knowledge of corrosion theory and CP concepts, types of CP systems, and advanced field measurement techniques.

This certification is designed for individuals with a heavy engineering/scientific background and some working knowledge of cathodic protection, or who have extensive years of field experience with some technical background.

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Steps to certification

Primary certification path

  1. Work experience and education requirements

    Bachelor's degree in physical sciences or engineering

    1 year of verifiable cathodic protection work experience

    Successful completion of all CP1 - Cathodic Protection Tester requirements (including certification) or equivalent training – Strongly Recommended

  2. Course requirements and suggestions

    NACE CP 2-Cathodic Protection Technician Course - Strongly Recommended

    Successful completion of the Ethics for the Corrosion Professional course or an equivalent training

  3. Certification and application requirements

    Approved CP2 - Cathodic Protection Technician application

  4. Core exam requirements

    Certification Exam - CP2 - Cathodic Protection Technician - Theory (Written) Exam

    Theory (Written) Exam Preparation Guide

    Note: This exam is available on CBT at Pearson Vue

    Certification Exam – CP2 - Cathodic Protection Technician Practical Exam

    Coming soon:
    Practical Exam Preparation Guide

Certification candidates have four (4) years to complete all requirements, including a successful completion of the exam, and an approved application with the required work experience and education requirements.

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  1. Work experience and education requirements

    3 years of verifiable cathodic protection work experience

    Successful completion of all CP1 - Cathodic Protection Tester requirements (including certification) or equivalent training – Strongly Recommended

  2. Course requirements and suggestions

    NACE CP 2-Cathodic Protection Technician Course - Strongly Recommended

  3. Certification and application requirements

    Approved CP2 - Cathodic Protection Technician Technician application

  4. Core exam requirements

    Certification Exam - CP2 - Cathodic Protection Technician - Theory (Written) Exam

    Theory (Written) Exam Preparation Guide

    Note: This exam is available on CBT at Pearson Vue

    Certification Exam – CP2 - Cathodic Protection Technician Practical Exam

    Coming soon:
    Practical Exam Preparation Guide

Certification candidates have four (4) years to complete all requirements, including a successful completion of the exam, and an approved application with the required work experience and education requirements.

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  1. Work experience and education requirements

    2 years of verifiable cathodic protection work experience

    2 years of post-high school training from approved math or science technical/trade school

    Successful completion of all CP1 - Cathodic Protection Tester requirements (including certification) or equivalent training – Strongly Recommended

  2. Course requirements and suggestions

    NACE CP 2-Cathodic Protection Technician Course - Strongly Recommended

  3. Certification and application requirements

    Approved CP2 - Cathodic Protection Technician Technician application

  4. Core exam requirements

    Certification Exam - CP2 - Cathodic Protection Technician - Theory (Written) Exam

    Theory (Written) Exam Preparation Guide

    Note: This exam is available on CBT at Pearson Vue

    Certification Exam – CP2 - Cathodic Protection Technician Practical Exam

    Coming soon:
    Practical Exam Preparation Guide

Certification candidates have four (4) years to complete all requirements, including a successful completion of the exam, and an approved application with the required work experience and education requirements.

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Certification Exams

NII certification requirements include the practical exam administered at the end of course.

The multiple-choice CBT exam is scheduled separately from the course and delivered via Pearson VUE. A voucher needed to schedule the CBT exam is included as part of your initial course registration.

Renewal requirements

An approved recertification application is required every 3 years. The work experience requirement for renewals for all certifications is one and half (1.5) years for the most recent three (3) year period. Additionally, some certifications have other requirements related to responsibility in charge.

As you prepare for renewal, please visit My Certification Portal to log and manage your work experience and Professional Development Hours (PDH's) needed. Your work experience and PDH's will be submitted as part of your renewal application but you can input PDH's at any time. See the certification renewal guide for PDH's requirements, our sample training PDH guide, and our PDH how-to videos.

Certification holders are required to pay a non-refundable processing fee for renewal.

NOTE: NACE reserves the right to return any incomplete applications or those that do not meet the requirements. All application fees are non-refundable. To avoid processing delays or forfeiture of fees, please ensure that the application is complete, meets all the requirements and payment has been received.