About Us

CFowler2 Welcome to the NACE International Institute Web site

As an independent affiliate of NACE International, the NACE International Institute is specifically focused on certification activities and supports the growth of corrosion control experts and their profession. This site contains everything you need to become certified, find a certified professional or renew your certification. The Institute administers 23 certifications plus the CIP (Coating Inspector Program) endorsements. There are more than 36,000 NACE certification holders worldwide today.

With both private and public infrastructure in decay in some countries, while in initial life stages in other countries, interest in corrosion control knowledge, experience and related industry certifications is expanding worldwide. The NACE International Institute strives to build the profile of the industry and its workforce while also building the global job market for corrosion control professionals. The Institute also supports industry professionals through government relations efforts with the goal of lowering the environmental and economic cost of corrosion for the public at large. I hope you will explore this site to learn more about these activities and ways you can get involved and help shape the future of the profession.

Chris M. Fowler
Past President
NACE International Institute


The Institute was formed in 2012 to establish an organization focused on certification activities and to further advance our profession. The Institute supports growth and quality of certification for the corrosion control field, improve the business conditions of the industry, and advances knowledge through certification programs that promote public safety, protect the environment and reduce the economic impact of corrosion. The Institute is leading its 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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