Cathodic Protection Fundamentals: Math & Electricity eCourse

Cathodic Protection Fundamentals: Math & Electricity eCourse

Walk into the cathodic protection classroom or field with a strong math, electricity, and chemistry foundation gained from this course. This course provides a thorough review of basic math, chemistry, and electrical fundamentals through step-by-step examples, self-study practice problems, and downloadable job-aids.

This 4-hour short course includes audio narration with transcripts and on-demand viewing and bookmarking capabilities that enable you to complete the course as your schedule allows.

Who should attend

Anyone in the cathodic protection industry who needs to understand the calculations and electrical functions involved when working in cathodic protection. This course also serves as a solid prep for CP1 or a great review before CP2.

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Learning objectives

Math Principles

  • Add and subtract fractions
  • Calculate exponents
  • Convert fractions to decimals and decimals to fractions
  • Convert decimals to percentages and percentages to decimals
  • Use the order of operation rule when completing equations

Basic Electricity & Electrical Fundamentals

  • Define electricity
  • Define current, resistance, voltage, and power
  • Understand the relationship amongst current, resistance, voltage, and power
  • Comprehend basic electrical diagrams
  • Apply Ohm’s Law to calculate current, resistance, and voltage
  • Convert electrical units of measurement
  • Contrast and compare series and parallel circuits
  • Solve basic problems and calculations for series and parallel circuits

Course completion

Successful completion of the course is required to earn a certificate of course completion. Requirements are specific to each course and may include a combination of attendance, daily assessments, activities, quizzes, or knowledge checks.

End of course exam

Students will earn a certificate of completion upon successful completion of the online learning course.

5 Hours
4 Professional Development Hours (PDH)


No prior training or experience is required, however the ability to perform math calculations using a scientific calculator (algebra, fractions, exponents, and conversions) is recommended.

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