• NACE equips society to protect people, assets and
    the environment from the adverse effects of corrosion.
Course - CP1 - Cathodic Protection Tester

The CP 1 - Cathodic Protection Tester course provides both theoretical knowledge and practical techniques for testing and evaluating data to determine the effectiveness of both galvanic and impressed current CP systems and to gather design data.

Classroom instruction is comprised of lectures and hands-on training, using equipment and instruments for CP testing.

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This program benefits anyone responsible for supervising CP systems, measuring the effectiveness of CP systems, and/or recording this data, including:
  • CP field personnel
  • Technicians
There are no prerequisites for this course.

  • High school diploma or GED
  • 6 months of CP work experience
  • Ability to perform basic math calculations (simple algebra, fractions, and conversions)
  • Basic Corrosion Course or Basic Corrosion e-Course
Access the Math Assessment Test at this link
Access the Ohm's Law Test at this link
Learning Objectives:
  • Recall the basics of electricity, electrical laws, electrochemistry, corrosion, and CP theory
  • Define how polarity is related to current flow and metal corrosion activity
  • Conduct tests to identify shorts and continuity tests in CP systems
  • Use test instruments to perform a variety of field tests such as structure-to-soil potentials, voltage and current measurements, soil resistivity, pipe/cable locating, and rectifier readings
  • Define CP components including impressed current systems, galvanic anodes, and test stations
  • Read shunts and recognize their use in rectifiers, bonds, and anodes
  • Perform periodic surveys to confirm the effectiveness of a CP system
  • Recall the use, maintenance and precautions for reference cells
  • Utilize basic location mapping, report preparation, and recordkeeping
  • Recognize safety issues specific to CP
  • Recall code requirements related to CP
  • CP 1-CP Tester Course Manual
  • CP1 Online Course Manual
Schedule Summary
 Start TimeEnd Time
Day 18:00 AM6:30 PM
Day 28:00 AM6:30 PM
Day 38:00 AM6:30 PM
Day 48:00 AM6:30 PM
Day 58:00 AM6:30 PM