Certification Scheme for Cathodic Protection Personnel

The CPA is pleased to announce its CP Technician Course programme for 2019.

The Standard requiring certification of cathodic protection personnel is changing. The CPA presently provides Institute of Corrosion (ICorr) Level 1 and Level 2 CP technician training courses in accordance with BS EN 15257:2006.

This Standard has now been updated to an ISO Standard, BS EN ISO 15257:2017. Under the new ISO scheme the levels of certification have changed. What was Technician Level 1 in the 2006 standard is now equivalent to Technician Level 2 in the 2017 standard and what was Senior Technician Level 2 in the 2006 standard is now equivalent to Senior Technician Level 3 in the 2017 standard.

Personnel who have previously been trained by the CPA, and who also obtained Institute of Corrosion (ICorr) certification under the BS EN 15257:2006 scheme or who take part in the 2018 courses will be able to apply to ICorr to have their qualification updated to the equivalent level under the new ISO scheme in early 2019, when the ICorr ISO certification scheme in accordance with the 2017 ISO standard becomes live.

For further details please contact admin@corrosionprevention.org.uk

Cathodic Protection Technician: Reinforced Concrete Structures Level 2 BS EN ISO 15257:2017

Description

The Level 2 Technician course and examination are in compliance with BS EN ISO 15257:2017 and are suitable for candidates with or without experience in cathodic protection (CP), but note that full certification to this level requires a minimum duration of one year’s approved experience.

The course is designed in particular for site personnel involved with the installation of reinforced concrete cathodic protection systems. It is also suitable for those who merely require an appreciation of the protection of reinforced concrete structures without pursuing certification.

Course content

The following topics are relevant to this application sector:

  • Corrosion general principles;
  • CP general principles;
  • CP measurement techniques;
  • Specific applications for CP of steel in concrete; and
  • CP installation requirements and testing.

The reinforced concrete application sector includes, for example, the following:

  • Atmospherically exposed steel-reinforced concrete, onshore structures (bridges, walls, piles, buildings etc.);
  • Buried steel-reinforced concrete structures (pipelines, tunnels, foundations, etc.);
  • Steel-reinforced concrete structures immersed in fresh water (pipelines, foundations, swimming-pools, water tanks, etc.);
  • Steel-reinforced concrete structures immersed in seawater (harbour facilities, piers, jetties, offshore platforms, etc.).

The rules governing training, examination and certification are set out by ICorr.

2019 dates:

All courses will take place across 4 consecutive days

Spring – Unfortunately this course has been cancelled, the remaining courses will run as planned.

Autumn – Week commencing 2nd September – FULLY BOOKED

10 hours of pre-reading will be required prior to attending the course.

For more information please contact the CPA office on 01420471614

Cathodic Protection Senior Technician: Reinforced Concrete Structures Level 3 BS EN ISO 15257:2017

Description

The Level 3 Senior Technician course and examination are in compliance with BS EN ISO 15257:2017 and are suitable for candidates with the requisite qualifying experience. The course is suitable for those who took the Level 1 Technician training course and those who merely require an appreciation of the cathodic protection of reinforced concrete structures at this higher level without pursuing certification. Note that full certification to this level requires between 3 and 6 years’ approved experience.

Course content

The following topics are relevant to this application sector:

  • CP general principles;
  • CP measurement techniques;
  • Specific applications for CP of steel in concrete; and
  • CP installation requirements and testing.

This application sector includes, for example, the following:

  • Atmospherically exposed steel-reinforced concrete, onshore structures (bridges, walls, piles, buildings etc.);
  • Buried steel-reinforced concrete structures (pipelines, tunnels, foundations, etc.);
  • steel-reinforced concrete structures immersed in fresh water (pipelines, foundations, swimming-pools, water tanks);
  • Steel-reinforced concrete structures immersed in seawater (harbour facilities, piers, jetties, offshore platforms).

The rules governing training, examination and certification are set out by ICorr.

Special note: Applicants must either hold ICorr Level 1 Cathodic Protection Technician – Reinforced Concrete Structures Certificate or, where the applicant does not hold this certification, have at least 1 year’s approved experience and attended the Level 1 training course or satisfies the educational and experience requirements set out by ICorr.

2019 dates:

All courses will take place across 4 consecutive days

Spring – Week commencing 4th March

10 hours of pre-reading will be required prior to attending the course.

For more information please contact the CPA office on 01420471614

Training courses – Venue & Examination 

The courses will start at 0930 and finish at 1530. Pre-registration is vital, and courses are subject to cancellation if the numbers 2 weeks prior to starting are considered uneconomic. The courses will be taking place at IMechE:

Engineering Training Centre
4 Europa View
Sheffield Business Park
Sheffield S9 1XH

The Examination

The course will be run over 4 consecutive days, with the option of an exam on the Friday (5th day). The exam will need to be booked separately through Training Solution IMechE, ICorr’s delegated examination centre. Please contact them direct for costs.

Main Office

Phone: 01143 995720

Email: trainingsolutions@imeche.org

Web: http://trainingsolutions.imeche.org/examinations

Distance Learning Training Modules for the award of the Certificate of Competence – Distance Learning Training Modules for the award of the Certificate of Competence – The University of Aston now offers distance learning training prepared in conjunction with the Institute of Corrosion Professional Development and Training Committee and the Corrosion Prevention Association for to Level 1 certification for cathodic protection personnel in reinforced concrete.

All five modules of the course must be completed, together with coursework (short report/analysis), within 18 months of registration. A certificate of achievement will be awarded upon satisfactory completion of each module. Start dates are flexible. A number of practical experiments are described. In order to undertake these experiments a digital voltmeter will be required along with some common metals, specifically iron, stainless steel, galvanised steel, copper and carbon (pencil leads).

The certificate will demonstrate the required level of training has been achieved in accordance with EN 15257 with respect to a Level 1 cathodic protection technician for reinforced concrete. In order to become a certificated Level 1 CP technician in reinforced concrete an exam must be sat. The exam is provided by the Institute of Corrosion’s course provider. Currently this is Imeche. The exam must be sat at their examination centre in Rotherham. Individual modules may be undertaken for CPD purposes.

Contact

For technical enquiries: Dr Massud Sadeghzadeh on 07788 947658

For course availability: Andrew Carter on 0121 204 3606 Fax: 0121 204 5079. Email: enquiries@astoncpdcentre.co.uk Website & Mailing Subscription: http://www.astoncpdcentre.co.uk

The University of Aston now offers distance learning training for Level 1 certification for cathodic protection personnel in reinforced concrete.