Internal Corrosion Technologist

Internal Corrosion Technologist
5 Day Course
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Internal Corrosion Technologist

The Internal Corrosion Technologist certification is for those with a thorough understanding of electrochemical and corrosion principles and capable of performing the field tests required to appropriately monitor an internal corrosion control program. Candidates should have sufficient knowledge and experience to determine corrective action for intermediate-level internal corrosion problems within a pipeline system and be able to select a mitigation method suitable for use on natural gas pipeline systems (considering all applicable variables related to a particular system). They should also be able to support the development and implementation of an internal corrosion integrity management program.

The Internal Corrosion for Pipelines – Basic course introduces the fundamentals of implementing, monitoring, and maintaining an internal corrosion control program as part of an overall pipeline integrity management program. It is an introductory level course focusing on internal corrosion of liquid and natural gas pipelines used for transmissions, storage, and gathering systems.

Classroom instruction consists of lecture, group exercises, cases studies, and hands-on field testing using different instruments and techniques utilized to identify and monitor internal corrosion.

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Who should apply  |  Course learning objectives

How to achieve certification

  1. Meet work experience and education requirements

    4 years of verifiable internal corrosion-related work experience in a pipeline environment


    Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Microbiology, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or Metallurgical Engineering


    2 years of verifiable internal corrosion-related work experience in a pipeline environment

  2. Enroll and complete course requirements

    Internal Corrosion for Pipelines – Basic Course

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

  3. Take required exams

    Certification Exam – Internal Corrosion Technologist Theory Exam

    Note: This exam is available on Computer Based Testing (CBT) at Pearson Virtual University Experience (VUE)

    Certification Exam – Internal Corrosion Technologist Practical Exam

  4. Complete application requirement

    Approved Internal Corrosion Technologist application

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


There are no required prerequisites for this course.


Exam preparation guides

Theory Exam Preparation Guide

Examen Theory Guía de Preparación

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?

Successful candidates will have knowledge in the following areas of corrosion:

  • Corrosion Theory
  • Field Investigation
  • Internal Corrosion Mitigation
  • Internal Corrosion Integrity Management

Course learning objectives

  • Identify the types of corrosion, influencing key environmental variables, and methods to control corrosion
  • Monitor corrosion through devices and tests, including analysis of gas, liquid and sludge/solid samples, coupons, and electrical probes
  • Examine exposed surfaces and be able to determine the root cause of corrosion
  • Proper selection of mitigation methods such as:
    • Chemical treatment by biocides and corrosion inhibitors
    • Facilities maintenance including use of pigs, clearing drips, and clearing valves
    • Internal coatings
    • Cathodic protection only for internal protection of tanks
    • Facility design considerations
  • Perform integrity assessment methods including internal corrosion direct assessment, in-line inspection, and hydrostatic 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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