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Cathodic Protection Technician - Level Two

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Cathodic protection is a technique used to control corrosion of metal surfaces in structures that are in contact with conductive eletrolyte, including buildings, pipelines and bridges. Cathodic protection technicians work on a variety of projects, installing, commissioning, monitoring, evaluating, maintaining, repairing and decommissioning cathodic protection systems. In 2013 Alberta was the first jurisdiction in Canada to designate Cathodic Protection Technician as a designated occupation.

A cathodic protection technician - level two must:

  • perform duties as per cathodic protection technician - level one,
  • maintain overall responsibility for planning and completing cathodic protection projects,
  • operate, use and install test equipment,
  • perform advanced field tests,
  • conduct, verify and evaluate accuracy of test results,
  • prepare assignments and supervise crew,
  • prepare and submit project estimates and bids,
  • provide assistance in the design and installation of cathodic protection systems, and
  • perform commissioning and decommissioning checks.

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Program Information & Requirements
Trades Qualifier

You can earn a Journeyperson Certificate based on:

Recognized Training

The requirements for Cathodic Protection Technician – Level 2 are:

  • A minimum of 12 months AND 1,000 hours of work experience.
  • Be certified in Cathodic Protection Technician - Level 1.
  • Successful completion and verification of ONE of the below courses from The Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP - formerly NACE International):
    • CP-2 Technician, 
    • CP-3 Technologist, 
    • CP-4 Specialist, OR
    • The (old) NACE Basic Corrosion Course, the (old) NACE Corrosion Prevention in Oil & Gas Production Course, & the AMPP Cathodic Protection: Theory & Data Interpretation Courses.
  • A successful theory exam.

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Legislation For more information regarding undertakings, activities, and certification requirements, please review the Designated Trades and Restricted Activities Regulation and the Designated Trades’ Activities and Certification Requirements Order.


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