CP 2 - Cathodic Protection Technician

Cathodic Protection 2

Cathodic Protection 2 - Technician (CP2)

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, including using equipment and instruments for CP testing.

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Who should attend

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

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 rectif ier component parts
  • Define the purpose and uses of corrosion coupon test stations
  • Recall the code requirements related to CP
5 Day Course
English, Spanish and Chinese

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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.


End of course exam

A practical exam is administered at the end of the course. Successful completion of the exam is required to earn a certificate of completion.

Certification requirements

Visit NACE International Institute for individual certification requirements. Requirements are specific to each certification and may include a combination of exams, application, course completion, work experience and proof of educational achievements.