Refining Corrosion Technologist

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Refining Corrosion Technologist

The Refining Corrosion Technologist certification is targeted at individuals who are responsible for identifying, locating and controlling corrosion in refinery environments. Those applying for this certification should possess an understanding of refinery process unit-specific corrosion mechanisms.

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Who should apply

The following certification is targeted at individuals who are responsible for identifying, locating and controlling corrosion in refinery environments. This includes:

  • Design engineers
  • Process engineers
  • Procurement agents
  • Maintenance planners
  • Service company representatives who support refineries
  • Corrosion and equipment engineers
  • Metallurgists
  • Inspectors and inspection supervisors

Steps to Certification

  1. Work experience and education requirements

    Option 1: Bachelor's Degree in Physical Sciences or Engineering plus 2 years verifiable Corrosion work experience in the refining industry

    Option 2: 4 years verifiable Corrosion work experience in the refining industry

  2. Course requirements and suggestions

    Successful completion of NACE Course-Corrosion Control in the Refining Industry

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

  3. Certification and application requirements

    Certification candidates must apply for this certification by submitting an on-line application which is subject to approval.

    Approved Refining Corrosion Technologist Application

  4. Core exam requirements

    Certification Exam-Refining Corrosion Technologist Exam (NACE-RCT-001)

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 an exam delivered via computer-based testing (CBT).

The multiple-choice CBT exam is scheduled separately from the course and delivered via Pearson VUE.

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.