Renew Your Certification

Renew your certification

Certification about to expire?

Renewing your hard-earned credential is simple and takes less than 10 minutes. By renewing you will avoid reinstatement fees or possible suspension of your certification. Certifications are eligible for renewal beginning 90 days prior to the expiration date. Take a few minutes today to:

  • Protect your career and investment by staying current
  • Maintain your certified status and listing on naceinstitute.org
  • Retain your current certification number
  • Avoid re-instatement fees and the need to re-take exams
Renew Your Certification

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PDH requirements are now in place for all certifications, including CIP, in addition, the ethics requirement course or equivalent training must be completed.

Need an extension on your renewal? We offer a 90-day grace period for all certifications, but if additional time is needed, extensions can be granted. Please send extension requests to CertificationRenewal@ampp.org with the subject line 'Extension Request Needed'.

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New Ethics Requirement for certification holders

Starting January 1, 2021 all certification holders must show proof of ethics training.

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It is easy to renew your certification – here is how:

Step 1 - Submit Application

Submit your renewal application (including PDH requirements) and renew your certification in less than 10 minutes!​

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Step 2 - Pay Renewal Fee

Members: $265 USD
Nonmembers: $475 USD

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Step 3 - Enjoy

Renewing your certification ensures you will continue to enjoy the benefits that your hard-earned certification brings for years to come.

Application and Renewal Resources:

Certification renewal dependency and professional development

As you prepare for renewal, please visit My Certification Portal to log and manage your work experience and Professional Development Hours (PDH's) needed. Your work experience and PDH's will be submitted as part of your renewal application but you can input PDH's at any time. See the certification renewal guide for PDH's requirements, our sample training PDH guide, and our PDH how-to videos below.

Did you know?

If you have multiple certifications, renewing one may automatically renew others in your portfolio? To find out which certifications automatically renew, choose the program and your current certification.

Certification dependency tool:
No additional certifications are updated with this renewal.

Renewing your Cathodic Protection Technician Certification, will automatically renew:

  • CP Tester
  • Protective Coating Technician
  • SCAT Technician
  • PCIM Technician

Renewing your Cathodic Protection Technician - Maritime Certification, will automatically renew:

  • CP Tester
  • Protective Coating Technician
  • SCAT Technician
  • PCIM Technician

Renewing your Cathodic Protection Technologist Certification, will automatically renew:

  • CP Tester
  • CP Technician
  • CP Technician - maritime
  • Corrosion Technician
  • Corrosion Technologist
  • OCAT Technician
  • Senior Corrosion Technologist
  • Protective Coating Technician
  • SCAT Technician
  • PCIM Technician
  • PCIM Technologist

Renewing your Cathodic Protection Specialist Certification, will automatically renew:

  • CP Tester
  • CP Technician
  • CP Technician - maritime
  • CP Technologist
  • Refining Corrosion Technologist
  • Corrosion Technician
  • Corrosion Technologist
  • OCAT Technician
  • Senior Corrosion Technologist
  • Protective Coating Technician
  • SCAT Technician
  • Internal Corrosion Technologist
  • PCIM Technician
  • PCIM Technologist
  • Senior Internal Corrosion Technologist
No additional certifications are updated with this renewal.

Renewing your CIP Level 1 with Bridge Certification, will automatically renew:

  • CIP Level 1

Renewing your CIP Level 1 with Marine Certification, will automatically renew:

  • CIP Level 1

Renewing your CIP Level 1 with Nuclear Certification, will automatically renew:

  • CIP Level 1

Renewing your CIP Level 2 Certification, will automatically renew:

  • CIP Level 1

Renewing your CIP Level 2 with Bridge Certification, will automatically renew:

  • CIP Level 1
  • CIP Level 1 with Bridge Specialty
  • CIP Level 2

Renewing your CIP Level 2 with Marine Certification, will automatically renew:

  • CIP Level 1
  • CIP Level 1 with Marine Specialty
  • CIP Level 2

Renewing your CIP Level 2 with Nuclear Certification, will automatically renew:

  • CIP Level 1
  • CIP Level 1 with Nuclear Specialty
  • CIP Level 2

Renewing your CIP Level 3 Certification, will automatically renew:

  • CIP Level 1
  • CIP Level 2

Renewing your CIP Level 3 with Bridge Certification, will automatically renew:

  • CIP Level 1
  • CIP Level 1 with Bridge Specialty
  • CIP Level 2
  • CIP Level 2 with Bridge Specialty
  • CIP Level 3

Renewing your CIP Level 3 with Marine Certification, will automatically renew:

  • CIP Level 1
  • CIP Level 1 with Marine Specialty
  • CIP Level 2
  • CIP Level 2 with Marine Specialty
  • CIP Level 3

Renewing your CIP Level 3 with Nuclear Certification, will automatically renew:

  • CIP Level 1
  • CIP Level 1 with Nuclear Specialty
  • CIP Level 2
  • CIP Level 2 with Nuclear Specialty
  • CIP Level 3

Renewing your Refining Corrosion Technologist Certification, will automatically renew:

  • CP Tester
  • CP Technician
  • CP Technician - maritime
  • Corrosion Technician
  • Corrosion Technologist
  • OCAT Technician
  • Protective Coating Technician
  • SCAT Technician
  • PCIM Technician

Renewing your Corrosion Technician Certification, will automatically renew:

  • CP Tester

Renewing your Corrosion Technologist Certification, will automatically renew:

  • CP Tester
  • Corrosion Technician
  • OCAT Technician
  • Protective Coating Technician
  • SCAT Technician
  • PCIM Technician

Renewing your OCAT Technician Certification, will automatically renew:

  • CP Tester
  • Corrosion Technician
  • Protective Coating Technician
  • SCAT Technician
  • PCIM Technician

Renewing your Senior Corrosion Technologist Certification, will automatically renew:

  • CP Tester
  • CP Technician
  • CP Technician - maritime
  • CP Technologist
  • Corrosion Technician
  • Corrosion Technologist
  • OCAT Technician
  • Protective Coating Technician
  • SCAT Technician
  • PCIM Technician
  • PCIM Technologist

Renewing your Protective Coating Technician Certification, will automatically renew:

  • CP Tester
  • Corrosion Technician

Renewing your SCAT Technician Certification, will automatically renew:

  • CP Tester
  • Corrosion Technician
  • OCAT Technician
  • Protective Coating Technician
  • PCIM Technician

Renewing your Internal Corrosion Technologist Certification, will automatically renew:

  • CP Tester
  • CP Technician
  • CP Technician - maritime
  • Refining Corrosion Technologist
  • Corrosion Technician
  • Corrosion Technologist
  • OCAT Technician
  • Protective Coating Technician
  • SCAT Technician
  • PCIM Technician
  • PCIM Technologist

Renewing your PCIM Technician Certification, will automatically renew:

  • CP Tester
  • Corrosion Technician

Renewing your PCIM Technologist Certification, will automatically renew:

  • CP Tester
  • CP Technician
  • CP Technician - maritime
  • Corrosion Technician
  • OCAT Technician
  • Protective Coating Technician
  • SCAT Technician
  • PCIM Technician

Renewing your Senior Internal Corrosion Technologist Certification, will automatically renew:

  • CP Tester
  • CP Technician
  • CP Technician - maritime
  • Corrosion Technician
  • Corrosion Technologist
  • OCAT Technician
  • Senior Corrosion Technologist
  • Protective Coating Technician
  • SCAT Technician
  • Internal Corrosion Technologist
  • PCIM Technician
  • PCIM Technologist

Renewing your Chemical Treatment Specialist Certification, will automatically renew:

  • CP Tester
  • CP Technician
  • CP Technician - maritime
  • CP Technologist
  • Refining Corrosion Technologist
  • Corrosion Technician
  • Corrosion Technologist
  • OCAT Technician
  • Senior Corrosion Technologist
  • Protective Coating Technician
  • SCAT Technician
  • Internal Corrosion Technologist
  • PCIM Technician
  • PCIM Technologist
  • Senior Internal Corrosion Technologist

Renewing your Corrosion Specialist Certification, will automatically renew:

  • CP Tester
  • CP Technician
  • CP Technician - maritime
  • CP Technologist
  • CP Specialist
  • Refining Corrosion Technologist
  • Corrosion Technician
  • Corrosion Technologist
  • OCAT Technician
  • Senior Corrosion Technologist
  • Protective Coating Technician
  • SCAT Technician
  • Internal Corrosion Technologist
  • PCIM Technician
  • PCIM Technologist
  • Senior Internal Corrosion Technologist
  • Chemical Treatment Specialist
  • Internal Corrosion Specialist
  • Material Selection/Design Specialist
  • Protective Coating Specialist

Renewing your Internal Corrosion Specialist Certification, will automatically renew:

  • CP Tester
  • CP Technician
  • CP Technician - maritime
  • CP Technologist
  • Refining Corrosion Technologist
  • Corrosion Technician
  • Corrosion Technologist
  • OCAT Technician
  • Senior Corrosion Technologist
  • Protective Coating Technician
  • SCAT Technician
  • Internal Corrosion Technologist
  • PCIM Technician
  • PCIM Technologist
  • Senior Internal Corrosion Technologist

Renewing your Material Selection/Design Specialist Certification, will automatically renew:

  • CP Tester
  • CP Technician
  • CP Technician - maritime
  • CP Technologist
  • Refining Corrosion Technologist
  • Corrosion Technician
  • Corrosion Technologist
  • OCAT Technician
  • Senior Corrosion Technologist
  • Protective Coating Technician
  • SCAT Technician
  • Internal Corrosion Technologist
  • PCIM Technician
  • PCIM Technologist
  • Senior Internal Corrosion Technologist

Renewing your Protective Coating Specialist Certification, will automatically renew:

  • CP Tester
  • CP Technician
  • CP Technician - maritime
  • CP Technologist
  • Refining Corrosion Technologist
  • Corrosion Technician
  • Corrosion Technologist
  • OCAT Technician
  • Senior Corrosion Technologist
  • Protective Coating Technician
  • SCAT Technician
  • Internal Corrosion Technologist
  • PCIM Technician
  • PCIM Technologist
  • Senior Internal Corrosion Technologist

No additional certifications are updated with this renewal.

No additional certifications are updated with this renewal.

Professional Development Hours how to video

This video provides instructions to submit Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for the purposes of NACE Institute certification renewal. This video will provide a guided tour of the submission process as well as explanations of PDH categories. (English)

PDH how to video Español

Este video proporciona instrucciones para enviar las horas de desarrollo profesional (PDH) con el fin de renovar la certificación del Instituto NACE. Este video proporcionará una visita guiada del proceso de presentación, así como explicaciones de las categorías de PDH.

PDH how to video Chinese

該視頻提供了有關於如何提交職業發展時間(PDH)來更新NACE証書。該視頻將提供有關提交過程的導覽以及PDH類別的說明。

PDH how to video Hindi

यह वीडियो NACE संस्थान प्रमाणन नवीकरण के प्रयोजनों के लिए व्यावसायिक विकास घंटे (PDH) प्रस्तुत करने के निर्देश प्रदान करता है। यह वीडियो सबमिशन प्रक्रिया के एक निर्देशित दौरे के साथ-साथ पीडीएच श्रेणियों के स्पष्टीकरण प्रदान करेगा। (हिंदी)

New Certification Application how to video

This video provides instructions on how to submit a new NACE Institute certification application and gives a guided tour of the processs. (English)

Certification Renewal how to video

This video provides instructions on how to renew your NACE Institute Certification and gives a guided tour of the renewal processs. (English)