What Certification Programs Does the NACE International Institute Offer?


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The NACE International Institute offers certification programs in the field of corrosion control. As of 2015, the institute has 23 different certifications in the areas of cathodic protection, coating inspection, general coating, general corrosion and the pipeline industry.

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The NACE International Institute's cathodic protection program offers certifications as technician, maritime technician, tester, technologist and specialist for professionals in maritime, pipeline, bridge, tank and other industries. The coating inspector program has three levels of endorsement for the maritime, nuclear and bridge industries. General coatings certifications for protective coating and SCAT technicians cover proficiency in protective coatings and shipboard corrosion assessment. Its pipeline industry program offers certificates in pipeline corrosion integrity management and internal corrosion. There are also general corrosion and various specialty certificates in corrosion, internal corrosion, chemical treatment, protective coating, and material selection and design.

The minimum qualifications for a NACE International Institute certificate include a GED, high school diploma or international equivalent. Some certifications require work experience as well as completion of required courses or the passing of an exam. For some certificates, holders of degrees in higher education need less work experience. To receive some advanced certifications, applicants must already have other supporting certifications. Certificate holders must renew their certifications every three years to keep them active.

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