The AMPP Cathodic Protection Level 2 – Technician (CP2) course provides intermediate level training in the theoretical and practical aspects of cathodic protection. The course
also explains and provides hands-on training in advanced level field-testing, troubleshooting, and data interpretation via a practical lab.

Who should attend
Technicians and Engineers involved with executing, supervising, and/or analysing the results of field tests for CP system troubleshooting and performance evaluation. This certification
is designed for individuals who either have a engineering/scientific background with some practical experience or who have extensive field experience with some technical background.

Duration: 5 Days

Method: Personal instruction and


  • Practical Examination
  • Theory Examination (off-site)

What’s included:

  • All course materials
  • Full catering
  • Testing materials

*Additional Ethics eCourse provided by AMPP may be required to complete certification*


A knowledge of the following is required for understanding the material in this course:

  • Algebra and geometry
    Electrochemistry: theory including electrochemical and galvanic series;
  • Corrosion theory including polarization under different conditions;
  • Electricity: basic electrical laws, series and parallel circuits;
  • Cathodic protection: fundamentals, criteria, sacrificial and impressed current equipment including troubleshooting;
  • Stray current interference, primarily related to underground pipelines.
  • Testing: including voltmeters, ammeters, shunts (and calculations), ohmmeters, reference electrodes (and conversions), isolation and soil resistivity.

A comprehensive knowledge of electrochemistry, electricity, electrical laws, series and parallel circuits, meter operation, and CP fundamentals are necessary for understanding the material in this course.

Course Highlights

  • Perform advanced field tests (including current requirement test,
  • shorted casing test, IR drop test, soil resistivity, and interference
  • tests and evaluate the results
  • Perform tests to verify the presence of stray current interference and recommend method(s) to mitigate the interference
  • Understand AC voltage and its mitigation
  • Maintenance of documentation and records, including data plotting and analysis
  • Conduct and understand the importance of periodic surveys, including
  • IR- Free readings, polarization decay tests and current measurements
  • Test and troubleshoot rectifier component parts
  • Understanding corrosion coupon test stations
  • Understanding code requirements related to CP

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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