The AMPP Cathodic Protection Level 4 – Specialist (CP4) is an advanced cathodic protection design course. The course presents advanced electrochemical theory related to corrosion and cathodic protection as well as advanced CP system design considerations for a wide variety of applications.

Who should attend
Engineers and Practitioners having extensive CP work and design experience and technical knowledge in a wide variety of environments and applications.

Duration: 5 Days Virtual

Method: Personal instruction and practice


  • Practical Examination
  • Theory Examination (off-site)

What’s included:

  • All course materials
  • Testing materials
  • Full catering

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

Prerequisites: No formal prerequisites


To be successful in this course, it is strongly recommended that students have completed college or university-level courses in algebra, geometry, and trigonometry, and have significant practical experience in CP Design.

Course Highlights

  • Design complete CP systems in a variety of industry applications including water tanks, above ground and underground storage tanks, and pipelines
  • Demonstrate knowledge of rectifier and ground bed installation, along with source code calculations and protective coatings
  • Perform corrosion analysis on the job site
  • Manage and direct field tests
  • Apply new technologies to existing CP programs
  • Provide formal training to understudies on basic and advanced CP concepts
  • Recall and comply with codes, regulations, reporting procedures, and standard practices

Renewal requirements

Certification requirements include case-based and theory exams delivered via computer-based testing (CBT).

The multiple-choice CBT exam is scheduled separately from the course and delivered via Pearson VUE. The initial CBT exam is included with the course registration. Any Exam retake will incur additional cost to the applicant.

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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