NACE Certified Inspectors
- 1Coatings Inspector Program (CIP)
Coating Inspector Certifications
CIP Level 1
This certification is designed for Coating Inspectors responsible for performing and documenting basic and non-destructive inspections of liquid coatings applied by brush, roller or spray to steel surfaces.
CIP Level 2
This certification is designed for Level 2 Coating Inspectors responsible for performing and documenting non-destructive inspections of liquid and non-liquid coatings to any substrate in a shop setting or under the supervision of a level 3 inspector when working in a field setting.
CIP Level 3 Peer Review
This certification is designed for level 3 coating inspectors (NACE Certified Coating Inspector – Level 3) who aim to be recognized as leaders in the Coatings Inspection field.
- 2Cathodic Protection (CP)
Cathodic Protection Certifications
A Cathodic Protection Tester candidate should have entry level knowledge of galvanic and impressed current cathodic protection systems.
The Cathodic Protection Technician certification indicates intermediate-level knowledge of corrosion theory and CP concepts, types of CP systems, and advanced field measurement techniques.
The Cathodic Protection Technician – Maritime certification covers specific information pertaining to shipboard cathodic protection with theoretical knowledge and practical testing techniques to determine the effectiveness of galvanic and impressed current CP systems.
The Cathodic Protection Technologist certification indicates knowledge of theoretical concepts and practical application of cathodic protection with a strong focus on interpretation of cathodic protection data, and cathodic protection troubleshooting.
Cathodic Protection Specialist certification covers the theoretical concepts behind the design and considerations that influence the design and calculations (including attenuation).
- 3General Corrosion
The Refining Corrosion Technologist certification covers topics specific for the refining industry, both low temperature and high temperature.
Covers the theory of corrosion and prevention in areas such as cathodic protection, coatings, material selection and design, internal corrosion and chemical treatment.
Encompasses an advanced comprehension of the theory of corrosion and corrosion prevention in areas such as cathodic protection, coatings, material selection and design, internal corrosion and chemical treatment.
Addresses the elements of in-service inspection and maintenance planning for fixed offshore structures.
One of the highest distinctions awarded by NACE and covering all facets of corrosion, this certification combines technical training with technical experience to ensure the highest level of both academic and practical knowledge.
- 4General Coatings
The Protective Coating Technician has at least 1-3 years of work experience and has successfully completed the PCS 1 – Basic Principles course and the Basic Corrosion course OR has successfully completed the Protective Coating Technician exam with training equivalent to PCS 1 – Basic Principles and Basic Corrosion.
Encompasses a knowledge of coatings, corrosion, and corrosion control for assessing the condition of tanks and other military ship structures, to help maintain full operational status.
- 5Pipeline Industry
A thorough understanding of electrochemical and corrosion principles as well as the field tests required to appropriately monitor an internal corrosion control program.
This Certification focuses on remediation technology and field techniques for carrying out integrity assessments in conjunction with implementing an integrity management program.
The PCIM 2 Certification focuses on implementation and management of an integrity management program for a pipeline system. The emphasis is on integrity verification and maintenance optimization.
In addition to a thorough understanding of electrochemical and corrosion principles, this encompasses corrective action and mitigation techniques for internal corrosion problems and the implementation of internal corrosion integrity management systems.
Chemical Treatment Specialist covers areas including but not limited to Chemicals used to mitigate corrosion in hostile environments.
Geared toward very experienced corrosion control personnel, with broad and extensive expertise, in both the theory and practice of multiple areas of corrosion and control, and capable of performing work at a very advanced level.
Those obtaining the Internal Corrosion Specialist certification should possess the skills and knowledge to successfully design, implement, evaluate and manage an internal corrosion integrity management program, regardless of industry.
Material Selection/Design Specialist covers areas including but not limited to Material Selection and the Design of Materials used in Corrosion Mitigation Efforts.
Protective Coating Specialist covers areas including but not limited to Create Paint Maintenance Program, Conduct Site Survey, Bidders List, and Understanding of appropriate safety, environment and health issues.