Basic Corrosion eCourse

Basic Corrosion eCourse

This Online course covers a basic but thorough review of causes of corrosion and the methods by which corrosion is identified, monitored, and controlled. The multimedia-based eCourse features on-demand viewing and bookmarking capabilities that enable you to complete the course as your schedule allows. It also includes a downloadable course manual, interactive exercises, and knowledge checks throughout to test your comprehension of the material. ​

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Note: Group or Corporate Pricing: To learn more about group pricing for 10 or more students, please contact the Senior Manager of Education Business Development.

Who should attend

Anyone who needs the ability to recognize corrosion and understand its devastating potential, and how to monitor and/or control corrosion, especially as it relates to his or her area of responsibility. This includes:

  • Technicians
  • Salespersons
  • Inspectors
  • Managers
  • Engineers

Learning objectives

  • Define corrosion and recognize the economic, environmental and safety impact of corrosion
  • Recognize terms and definitions of basic electrochemistry, as well as define the processes and concepts of electrochemistry, oxidation and reduction reactions, thermodynamics, kinetics, and passivity
  • Identify the characteristics of commonly-encountered corrosive environments such as atmospheric, water and other electrolytes, soil and high temperature environments
  • Distinguish between engineering materials such as metals, non-metals, composites, concrete and ceramics and their relationship to corrosion control
  • Discuss the various forms of corrosion, how to recognize each form, materials subject to each form, environments that promote each form and how to control each form
  • Explain how corrosion can be controlled during the design process through construction, as well as process parameters, drainage, dissimilar metals, crevices, and corrosion allowance
  • Give examples as to how and when to use the control corrosion methods of design, material selection, modification of environment, protective coatings, and cathodic and anodic protection
  • Differentiate between inspection and monitoring and identify the common testing techniques for each
Member - $1,570.00 USD
Non-Member - $1,837.00 USD
5 Day Course

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No prior training or experience is required.


A basic understanding of science and chemistry is recommended.

End of course exam

The eCourse may be taken as stand-alone training (no exam). Those wishing to earn a certificate of completion must pass a written exam taken in person with a NACE-approved proctor.

To take the exam, please email NII at or call +1 281-228-6258 with your desired test date. Upon successful completion of the exam, you will receive a certificate of completion.

Online subscription

All NACE online courses are subscription-based for a period of one year from the date of registration and are non-refundable. Students have access to the course and any corresponding materials for one year and must complete all course work within that one year time frame before the subscription expires.