About NACE International Institute
|The transition of NACE’s certification program to the NACE Institute is estimated to be completed in mid-2013. The certification program will come under management of its own volunteer Board and Board committee; this transition will be transparent to NACE members and certification holders. This website of the NACE Institute will become fully functional upon completion of the transition. Until then, all certification programs and functions can be accessed via www.nace.org.
The NACE International Institute administers 23 certifications plus the CIP (Coatings Inspector Program) endorsements. These programs also include Cathodic Protection and several other specialties. There are more than 30,000 NACE certification holders worldwide today.
The Institute was formed in 2012 to establish an organization focused on certification activities and further advancing our profession. The Institute will support growth and quality of certification for the corrosion control field, improve the business conditions of the industry, and advance knowledge through certification programs that promote public safety, protect the environment and reduce the economic impact of corrosion. The Institute will also lead NACE’s certification programs toward compliance with the ISO standard for certification bodies (ISO17024).
The NACE International Institute is focused on meeting industry needs for workforce certification programs, pursuing global consistency of certification requirements, raising industry and public awareness of the purpose and benefits of certification programs, and supporting employment of certified corrosion control professionals.
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Will the transition of NACE certifications impact my existing certification in any way?
It will not. All certification holders and those seeking to become certified will in no way be impacted by this change. The quality and reputation of your certification will remain the same.
Do I need to do anything to join the NACE International Institute in addition to NACE International, The Corrosion Society?
You do not. All current and new members of NACE International will automatically become memberships of both NACE International and the Institute.
Will dual membership mean my dues will increase?
No, your dues will not increase. USD $1 of the amount you pay for your NACE International membership dues will be your dues to the Institute. This $1 dues payment to the Institute does not affect your total NACE membership dues, you are simply making a combined payment.
What will the USD $1 appropriated from my dues be used for?
Funds appropriated to the Institute will support operations and certification program development, subject matter expertise, management of the appeals and disciplinary processes, cultivating employers' awareness of and access to NACE-certified personnel, and other certification-related activities.
Why was the NACE International Institute formed?
To maintain NACE compliance with existing and recently changed U.S. tax laws for not-for-profit organizations that have certification programs. The development of the Institute will also lead NACE's certification programs toward compliance with the ISO standard for certification bodies (ISO17024).