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Course - CP4 - Cathodic Protection Specialist

The CP 4—Cathodic Protection Specialist Course focuses on the principles and procedures for CP design on a variety of structures for both galvanic and impressed current systems. The course discusses theoretical design concepts, considerations that influence the design (environment, structure type/materials of construction, coatings), design factors, and calculations (including attenuation).

Classroom instruction is comprised of lecture, in-class discussion, and practice with design calculations on various structures (i.e., pipelines, tanks and well casings, offshore applications, and steel reinforcing in concrete structures).

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Individuals with experience in CP systems including:
  • Design
  • Installation
  • Maintenance
There are no prerequisites for this course.

CP 3 Certification is highly recommended
To be successful in this course, it is strongly recommended that students have completed college or university-level courses in algebra, geometry, and trigonometry, and have significant practical experience in CP Design.
Learning Objectives:
  • Design complete CP systems in a variety of industry applications including water tanks, aboveground and underground storage tanks, and pipelines
  • Demonstrate knowledge of rectifier and ground bed installation, along with source code calculations and protective coatings Perform corrosion analysis on the job site
  • Manage and direct field tests
  • Apply new technologies to existing CP programs
  • Provide formal training to understudies on basic and advanced CP concepts
  • Recall and comply with codes, regulations, reporting procedures, and standard practices
  • CP4 - CP Specialist Student Manual
  • CP4 - CP Specialist Student Manual on CD
Schedule Summary
 Start TimeEnd Time
Day 11:00 PM7:30 PM
Day 28:00 AM7:30 PM
Day 38:00 AM7:30 PM
Day 48:00 AM7:30 PM
Day 58:00 AM7:30 PM
Day 68:00 AM5:00 PM