Cathodic Protection Technologist

Cathodic Protection Technologist

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.

Requirements for Cathodic Protection Technologist Certification

Option 1
Requirement

Successful completion of all CP Technician requirements or equivalent training – Strongly Recommended

Work Experience

8 years verifiable work experience in Cathodic Protection

Recommended Course

NACE CP 3-Cathodic Protection Technologist Course - Strongly Recommended

Core Exam Requirement 1

Certification Exam - CP Technologist Case-Based Exam

Note: This exam will only be available in English at select Pearson VUE testing centers globally.

Case-Based Exam Preparation Guide  
Core Exam Requirement 2

Certification Exam - CP Technologist Theory Exam

Note: This exam will only be available in English at select Pearson VUE testing centers globally.
Theory Exam Preparation Guide  
Application Requirement

Approved CP Technologist Application

Application Submission

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


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.



Option 2
Requirement

Successful Completion of all CP Technician requirements or equivalent training – Strongly Recommended

Work Experience

6 years verifiable work experience in Cathodic Protection

Recommended Course

NACE CP 3 - Cathodic Protection Technologist Course - Strongly Recommended

Core Exam Requirement 1

Certification Exam - CP Technologist Case-Based Exam

Note: This exam will only be available in English at select Pearson VUE testing centers globally.

Case-Based Exam Preparation Guide  
Core Exam Requirement 2

Certification Exam - CP Technologist Theory Exam

Note: This exam will only be available in English at select Pearson VUE testing centers globally.
Theory Exam Preparation Guide  
Application Requirement

Approved CP Technologist Application

Application Submission

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


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.



Option 3
Requirement

Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Sciences or Engineering


Successful Completion of all CP Technician requirements or equivalent training – Strongly Recommended

Work Experience

3 years verifiable work experience in Cathodic Protection

Recommended Course

NACE CP 3 - Cathodic Protection Technologist Course - Strongly Recommended

Core Exam Requirement 1

Certification Exam - CP Technologist Case-Based Exam

Note: This exam will only be available in English at select Pearson VUE testing centers globally.

Case-Based Exam Preparation Guide  
Core Exam Requirement 2

Certification Exam - CP Technologist Theory Exam

Note: This exam will only be available in English at select Pearson VUE testing centers globally.
Theory Exam Preparation Guide  
Application Requirement

Approved CP Technologist Application

Application Submission

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


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.

To begin the certification process:

Apply for Certification

Upon successful completion of requirements, the candidate will be awarded a NACE CP Technologist Certification.

Please contact certificationnew@nace.org for more details

Certification renewal requirements

  • An approved Recertification application is required every 3 years
  • 24 Professional Development Hours (8 hours per year)
  • 1.5 years work experience
  • Renewal Fee
    • Members - $265 USD
    • Non-Members - $475 USD

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