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Career Paths

Career Paths

Generalist Certifications can be obtained in one of two ways, through Parallel Path or Traditional Path. The Parallel Path allows you to achieve certification through meeting work experience and/or education requirements, passing the exams, and then submitting an application for one of the Generalist Certifications listed. With the Traditional Path, you obtain certification by passing the appropriate exam, and then completing the application process.
CORROSION TECHNICIAN
(Geared towards an individual with little work experience but has some basic knowledge of corrosion and corrosion control)
Parallel Path (certification through course work) Traditional Path (certification through certification exams)
First step: Next step: First step: Next step:
Complete Basic Corrosion course and pass exam

Two years corrosion work experience

Complete and submit Generalist Certification Application to NACE • Two years corrosion work experience

• To verify work experience, complete and submit Generalist Certification Application to NACE prior to taking appropriate exam

Successful completion of appropriate exam
CORROSION TECHNOLOGIST
(Geared towards an individual with moderate work experience and has basic knowledge of corrosion and corrosion control)
Parallel Path (certification through course work) Traditional Path (certification through certification exams)
First step: Next step: First step: Next step:
Complete Basic Corrosion Course OR Corrosion Technician Certification

PLUS

One from Menu A

One from Menu B

Four years corrosion work experience

Complete and submit Generalist Certification Application to NACE • Four years corrosion work experience

• Complete and submit Generalist Certification Application to NACE prior to taking appropriate exam

Successful completion of appropriate exam
SENIOR CORROSION TECHNOLOGIST
(Geared towards an experienced individual with practical knowledge in multiple areas of corrosion and its control)
Parallel Path (certification through course work) Traditional Path (certification through certification exams)
First step: Next step: First step: Next step:
Option #1

• Complete Basic Corrosion Course OR Corrosion

Technician Certification

• Designing for Corrosion Control

PLUS

• One from Menu A

• One from Menu B

• One additional course from Menu A, B, or C

• Chemical Treatment Exam OR Internal Corrosion Course

Complete and submit Generalist Certification Application for Senior Corrosion Technologist Certification • Eight years corrosion work experience, including four years in responsible charge OR

• Bachelor’s degree in Physical Sciences or Engineering with four years experience in responsible charge

• Complete and submit Generalist Certification Application to NACE prior to taking appropriate exam

Successful completion of appropriate exam
Option #2

• Corrosion Technician Certification

• Designing for Corrosion Control

PLUS

• One from Menu A

• One from Menu B

• One additional course from Menu A, B, or C

• Chemical Treatment Exam OR Internal Corrosion Course

Menu A

• CP Tester Class and Certification*

• CP Technician Class and Certification*

• CP Technologist Class and Certification*

• CP Specialist Class and Certification*

*Must meet work experience requirements

Menu B

• Protective Coatings & Linings 1

• CIP Level 1

( Note: you can not obtain multiple credit toward certification from a single course)

Menu C

• Coatings in Conjunction with Cathodic Protection