Coatings in Conjunction with Cathodic Protection

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Coatings in Conjunction with Cathodic Protection (CCCP)

The Coatings in Conjunction with Cathodic Protection (CCCP) course focuses on the control of metallic corrosion by protective coatings and cathodic protection, with coatings as the primary method of control supplemented by cathodic protection. The course will cover the selection, specification, application, testing, and inspection of coatings when used with CP. CCCP provides students with the skills and knowledge to implement and monitor a corrosion control program that utilizes both methods.

Classroom instruction is comprised of lectures and open discussions.

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Who should attend

Personnel who design, test, inspect, apply, and monitor various structures that are both coated and cathodically protected including:

  • Managers
  • Engineers
  • Field personnel
  • Technicians

Learning objectives

  • Recall basic corrosion theory and CP fundamentals
  • Identify types of structures protected by coatings and CP
  • Describe the synergistic relationship of coatings used in conjunction with CP
  • Determine the advantages and disadvantages of coating types used with CP
  • Perform selection criteria, application, inspection, and testing of various coatings
  • Identify the failure modes of the various coatings in relationship to CP
  • Recognize failure modes of the various coatings in relationship to CP
  • Identify disbonded coatings as related to external corrosion and stress corrosion cracking
  • Define CP shielding and non-shielding coatings
  • Examine and evaluate in-service coatings used with CP



There are no required prerequisites for this course.


  • NACE CP Tester Certification or equivalent training
  • Comprehensive knowledge of electrochemistry, electricity, electrical laws and series and parallel circuits, meter operation, and CP fundamentals
  • Basic Corrosion or Basic Corrosion eCourse

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. All certification and renewal applicants will be required to complete the NACE International ethics training program OR an equivalent training and provide proof of completion as part of the certification application or renewal process.

End of Course Exam

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

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