Corrosion Specialist

Corrosion Specialist Certification
How to get this certification
  1. Meet education and experience requirements
  2. Submit application for certification
  3. Take required exam and Ethics course (if needed)

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Corrosion Specialist Certification 

Our highest level of corrosion certification, the Corrosion Specialist certification is geared towards very experienced corrosion control personnel, with broad and extensive expertise, in both the theory and practice of multiple areas of corrosion and corrosion control, and capable of performing work at a very advanced level.

Who should pursue and apply?

This certification is designed for those who already hold one of the following certifications:

  • Cathodic Protection Specialist Certification
  • Internal Corrosion Specialist
  • SSPC Protective Coatings Specialist (SSPC PCS)
  • Protective Coating Specialist Certification
  • Certification in Materials Selection/Design
  • Certification in Chemical Treatment

Application procedure

An application should be submitted prior to taking the exam to allow time for AMPP to verify work experience requirements.

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How to achieve the Corrosion Specialist certification

  1. Work experience and education requirements

    One of the following:

    Cathodic Protection Specialist Certification

    Internal Corrosion Specialist

    SSPC Protective Coatings Specialist

    Protective Coating Specialist Certification

    Certification in Materials Selection/Design 

    Certification in Chemical Treatment 

  2. Certification, course, and application requirements

    Approved Corrosion Specialist Application

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

  3. Core exam requirements

    Certification Exam – Corrosion Specialist Exam

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

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Certification exams

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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.