SCAT Technician

SCAT Technician Certification

S-CAT Technician

The Shipboard Corrosion Assessment Training Technician Certification encompasses a knowledge of coatings, corrosion, and corrosion control assessing the condition of tanks and other military ship structures, to help maintain full operational status.

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Who should pursue

Those wishing to further their career and prove knowledge of coatings, corrosion, and corrosion control with regards to tanks and other military ship structures, keeping them in full operational status.

Steps to Certification

The steps to certification can be taken in any order
  1. Work experience and education requirements

    1.5 years work experience

  2. Course requirements and suggestions

    NACE Shipboard Corrosion Assessment Training (SCAT) Course 

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

  3. Certification and application requirements

    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.

  4. Core exam requirements

    Certification Exam - S-CAT Technician Practical Exam

    Coming soon:
    Practical Exam Preparation Guide

    Note: This exam is delivered as part of the NACE S-CAT Course

    Certification Exam - S-CAT Technician Written Exam

    Written Exam Preparation Guide

    Note: This exam is available on CBT at Pearson VUE

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Exam Preparation Guides

Written Exam Preparation Guide

Coming soon:
Practical Exam Preparation Guide


Resources

About computer-based testing (CBT)

Certification ethics

My certification portal

Certification exams

NII certification requirements include the practical exam administered at the end of course, along with an exam delivered via computer-based testing (CBT).

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 and our Renewal page for 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.