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    the environment from the adverse effects of corrosion.
Course - CP2 - Cathodic Protection Technician

The CP 2—Cathodic Protection Technician course provides intermediate-level training in 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.

  • In-depth high school chemistry and mathematics course
  • NACE Basic Corrosion course
  • CP1 – Cathodic Protection Tester course or equivalent
A comprehensive knowledge of electrochemistry, electricity, electrical laws, series and parallel circuits, meter operation, and CP fundamentals are necessary for understanding the material in this course.
Learning Objectives:
  • Perform advanced field tests (including current requirement test, shorted casing test, IR drop test, soil resistivity, and interference tests) and evaluate the results
  • Perform tests to verify the presence of stray current interference and recommend method(s) to mitigate the interference
  • Conduct and understand the importance of periodic surveys, including IR-Free readings, polarization decay tests, and current measurements
  • Maintain documentation and records, including data plotting and analysis
  • Describe AC voltage and the methods of mitigation
  • Test and troubleshoot rectifier component parts
  • Define the purpose and uses of corrosion coupon test stations
  • Recall the code requirements related to CP
  • CP 2-CP Technician Course Manual
  • CP2 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