Shipboard Corrosion Assessment Technician (S-CAT)

S-CAT
5 Day Course
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Shipboard Corrosion Assessment Technician (S-CAT)

The Shipboard Corrosion Assessment Training Technician Certification encompasses a knowledge of coatings, corrosion, and corrosion control assessing the condition of tanks and other military ship structures, to help maintain full operational status.

The Shipboard Corrosion Assessment Training course provides a foundation of coatings, corrosion, and corrosion control knowledge related to determining the condition of ships, tanks, and related waterborne structures. It provides a knowledge base of required actions to effectively maintain the structure in fully operational status. The course equips the naval assessor with practical guidelines for surveying and evaluating the condition of the protective coating system on specific areas of U.S. Navy vessels.

Classroom instruction is comprised of lectures, discussions, and assessments.

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Who should apply  |  Course learning objectives

How to achieve certification

  1. Meet work experience requirements

    1.5 years’ applicable work experience

  2. Enroll and complete course requirements

    Shipboard Corrosion Assessment Training (SCAT) Course

    Successful completion of the Ethics for the Corrosion Professional course or an equivalent training

  3. Take required exams

    Certification Exam - S-CAT Technician Practical Exam

    Coming soon:
    Practical Exam Preparation Guide
    Note: This exam is delivered as part of the NACE S-CAT Course

    Certification Exam - S-CAT Technician Written Exam

    Written Exam Preparation Guide Note: This exam is available on CBT at Pearson VUE

  4. Complete application requirement

    Approved application with the required work experience and education requirements

Start Your Journey

Certification candidates have four (4) years to complete all requirements, including successful completion of the exam, and an approved application with the required work experience and education requirements.

Course prerequisites

Required

There are no required prerequisites for this course.

Recommended

Exam preparation guides

Written Exam Preparation Guide

Coming soon:
Practical Exam Preparation Guide


Certification resources

About computer-based testing (CBT)

Ethics for the corrosion professional

My certification portal

Who should pursue and apply?

Anyone involved in corrosion control and integrity management of fixed offshore structures. The curriculum benefits varied levels of professionals including:

  • Coating inspectors
  • Shipyard planners
  • Design engineers
  • Type commander representatives

Course learning objectives

  • Perform visual assessments for all ship areas
  • Describe the various testing methods used during the evaluation
  • Determine corrosion control methods:
    • Design
    • Inhibitors
    • Protective coatings
    • Cathodic protection
    • Corrosion resistant materials
    • Alteration of environment
  • Utilize evaluation tools and equipment, such as a pit gauge and DFT gauge
  • Evaluate a corrosion protection system
  • Plan maintenance and manage inspection results in a Corrosion Control Information Management System (CCIMS)
  • Conduct a tank inspection using the Corrosion Control Assessment Maintenance Manual (CCAM)
  • Perform total tank scoring
  • Perform adhesion testing

Course completion and end of course exam

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. 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 exams

Certification requirements include case-based and theory exams delivered via computer-based testing (CBT).

The multiple-choice CBT exam is scheduled separately from the course and delivered via Pearson VUE. The initial CBT exam is included with the course registration. Any Exam retake will incur additional cost to the applicant.

Renewal requirements

An approved recertification application is required every 3 years. The work experience requirement for renewals for all certifications is one and half (1.5) years for the most recent three (3) year period. Additionally, some certifications have other requirements related to responsibility in charge.

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.

Certification holders are required to pay a non-refundable processing fee for renewal.

NOTE: AMPP reserves the right to return any incomplete applications or those that do not meet the requirements. All application fees are non-refundable. To avoid processing delays or forfeiture of fees, please ensure that the application is complete, meets all the requirements and payment has been received.

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