Certification Scheme for Cathodic Protection Personnel

The CPA is pleased to announce its CP Technician Course programme for 2021.

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 1 BS EN ISO 15257:2017

Why attend this course?

These ICorr courses and examination are in compliance with ISO 15257:2017 and are suitable for candidates without experience in cathodic protection, but candidates are expected to have some site experience in concrete repairs and in they may have been a part of teams installing CP systems in concrete. The courses are also directed to testers or data collectors who collect simple CP performance data. For certification to ISO 15257, an examination pass and a subsequent application and assessment by the ICorr Professional Assessment Committee are required.

Course dates 2021

All courses will take place across 3 consecutive days

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

For more information please contact the CPA office on 01420471614

Level 1 Winter Course
9-11 February 2021
Further information will be available soon
Level 1 Spring Course
11- 13 May 2021
Further information will be available soon
Level 1 Summer Course
10 -12 August 2021
Further information will be available soon

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

Why attend this course?

These ICorr courses and examination are in compliance with ISO 15257:2017 and are suitable for candidates with or without experience in cathodic protection, but note that full certification to this level requires a minimum duration of one year’s approved experience, an examination pass and a subsequent application and assessment by the ICorr Professional Assessment Committee. The courses are also suitable for those who merely require an appreciation of the protection of reinforced concrete structures without pursuing certification in accordance with ISO 15257.

Course dates 2021

All courses will take place across 4 consecutive days

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

For more information please contact the CPA office on 01420471614

Level 2 Spring Course
8 - 12th March
ICorr Training Centre, Talford
Further information will be available soon
Level 2 Summer Course
7- 11th June
ICorr Training Centre, Telford
Further information will be available soon

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

Why attend this course?

These ICorr courses and examination are in compliance with ISO 15257:2017 and are suitable for candidates with or without experience in cathodic protection, but note that full certification to this level requires a minimum duration of one year’s approved experience, an examination pass and a subsequent application and assessment by the ICorr Professional Assessment Committee. The courses are also suitable for those who merely require an appreciation of the protection of reinforced concrete structures without pursuing certification in accordance with ISO 15257.

Course dates 2021

All courses will take place across 5 consecutive days

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

For more information please contact the CPA office on 01420471614

Level 3 Spring Course
12- 16th April
ICorr Training Centre, Telford
Further information will be available soon
Level 3 Summer Course
19 - 23rd July
ICorr Training Centre, Telford
Further information will be available soon

Cathodic Protection On-Land (Buried) Structures ISO Level 1 ISO 15257:2017

Why attend this course?

The course and examination are in compliance with ISO 15257:2017 and are suitable for candidates with no previous experience in cathodic protection.  The course is also suitable for those who merely require an appreciation of Cathodic Protection of On-land Applications (underground metallic structures) without pursuing certification.

Level 1 Winter Course
22 - 23 February
Exam on the 24th February
Further information will be available soon
Level 1 Spring Course
24 - 25 May
Exam on the 26th May
Further information will be available soon
Level 1 Summer Course
23 - 24 August
Exam on the 25th August
Further information will be available soon
Level 1 Autumn Course
25 - 26 October
Exam on the 27th
Further information will be available soon

Cathodic Protection On-Land (Buried) Structures ISO Level 2 ISO 15257:2017

Why attend this course?

The course and examination are in compliance with ISO 15257:2017 and are suitable for candidates with or without experience in cathodic protection. Please note that full certification to the level requires a minimum duration of 1 year’s approved experience.  The course is also suitable for those who merely require an appreciation of Cathodic Protection of Buried Applications (underground and immersed metallic structures) without pursuing certification.

Level 2 Spring Course
15 - 18 March
Exam on the 19th
Further information will be available soon
Level 2 Summer Course
14 - 17 June
Exam on the 18th
Further information will be available soon

Cathodic Protection On-Land (Buried) Structures ISO Level 3 ISO 15257:2017

Why attend this course?

The course and examination are in compliance with ISO 15257:2017 and are suitable for candidates with the requisite qualifying experience.  The course is suitable for those who took the Level 2 training course and those who merely require an appreciation of the cathodic protection of Buried Applications (Underground and Immersed Metallic Structures) at this higher level without pursuing certification.

Level 3 Spring Course
26 - 29 April
Exam on the 30th
Further information will be available soon
Level 3 Summer Course
12 - 16 July
Exam on the 17th
Further information will be available soon

Cathodic Protection Marine Metallic Structures ISO 15257:2017 Level 2

Why attend this course?

This course is designed to prepare individuals for the ICorr Painting Inspector Level 1 examination. The course is suitable for candidates with or without experience in industrial painting or inspection and will also be applicable to those who require a knowledge of painting inspection but do not wish to take an examination. Most of the paint systems used in industry are addressed plus an awareness is given of other coating systems used for anti-corrosion reasons.

Level 2 Spring Course
22 - 26th March
Exam on the 26th
Further information will be available soon
Level 2 Summer Course
14th - 17th June
Exam on the 18th
Further information will be available soon

Cathodic Protection Marine Metallic Structures ISO 15257:2017 Level 3

Why attend this course?

The course and examination are in compliance with ISO 15257:2017 and are suitable for candidates with the requisite qualifying experience.  The course is suitable for those who took the Level 2 training course and those who merely require an appreciation of the cathodic protection of marine structures at this higher level without pursuing certification.

Level 3 Spring Course
26th - 29th April
Exam on the 30th
Further information will be available soon
Level 3 Summer Course
12th - 15th July
Exam on the 16th
Further information will be available soon

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 across two venues for 2020, please check which venue your chosen course is held at.

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

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ICorr
5 St Peters Gardens
Northampton
NN1 1SX

 

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: ndtexams@imeche.org

Web: www.argyllruane.imeche.org/examinations/icorr-examinations/

Distance Learning Training Modules for the award of the Certificate of Competence

This is not a CPA course, this course is run independently by The University of Aston and as such all enquires should be sent directly to the University.  

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 2 and 3 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 ISO 15257 with respect to a Level 2 or 3 cathodic protection technician for reinforced concrete. In order to become a certificated 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 AR. The exam must be sat at their examination centre in Sheffield. 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

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