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.

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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Steps to certification

The steps to certification can be taken in any order
  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

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

  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

  4. Application requirements

    Complete the Professional Code of Conduct (in My Certification Portal)

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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.