CP 1 - Cathodic Protection Tester

Cathodic Protection 1

CP1 - Cathodic Protection Tester

This certification is designed for individuals responsible for observing, recording, or measuring the effectiveness of cathodic protection (CP) systems. The certification also addresses field personnel functions and is an entry into the cathodic protection profession.

A candidate for the CP1 - Cathodic Protection Tester certification should have entry-level knowledge of galvanic and impressed current cathodic protection systems.

Steps to certification

  1. Work experience and education requirements

    6 months of CP related work experience

  2. Course requirements and suggestions

    NACE CP1 - Cathodic Protection Tester Course - Strongly Recommended

  3. Core exam requirements

    Certification Exam - CP1 - Cathodic Protection Tester Practical Exam

    Coming soon:
    Practical Exam Preparation Guide

    Note: This exam is delivered as part of the NACE CP 1 - Cathodic Protection Tester Course

    Certification Exam - CP1 - Cathodic Protection Tester - Theory (Written) Exam

    Theory (Written) Exam Preparation Guide

    Note: This exam is available on CBT at Pearson Vue

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Exam Preparation Guides

Theory (Written) Exam Preparation Guide

Coming soon:
Practical Exam Preparation Guide


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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, you can use the Work Experience/Professional Development Log to keep track of your work experience and Professional Development Hours (PDH’s). Work experience and PDH’s will be submitted in your renewal application. See the certification renewal guide for PDH's requirements.

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.