Cathodic Protection Concrete ISO Level 1

Cathodic Protection Concrete ISO Level 1


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 Content

The following topics are relevant to this application sector:

  • The basics of metals & corrosion
  • Basic potential measurement techniques of metals in solution
  • Half-cell potential survey techniques for steel in concrete
  • Resistivity survey techniques for steel in concrete
  • Calibration & checking of NDT equipment
  • Galvanic Anodes (Repair Enhancers) for steel in concrete
  • Introduction to the concept of CP
  • Basic CP system measurements & data recording
  • Introduction to electrical safety in CP

This application sector includes, for example, the following:

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

The topics of this course are fully set out and described in ISO 15257 Clause 6. The rules governing training, examination and certification are set out in ICorr QPD.

Course Details and Price

Organisation:The ICorr steel in concrete CP courses are run in cooperation with the CPA (Corrosion Prevention Association), the Trade Association for the steel in concrete CP and concrete repair industry. Most Candidates in the UK will work for CPA affiliated companies.

Duration: 3 days over 1 week. 2 days training and 1 day exam

Special note: he course is suitable for applicants with no previous experience in cathodic protection, the course is also suitable for those who merely require an appreciation of Cathodic Protection of Reinforced Concrete with or without pursuing certification.

Price (excl. VAT)

£940 (£600 Course & £340 Exam) – CPA Members only
£940 (£600 Course & £340 Exam) – Non CPA Members

Available Training Dates

These ICorr courses and Examinations are provided by our partner in steel in concrete, the Corrosion Prevention Association (CPA). Dates can be seen here. If you wish to book a course contact them on 01420 471614 or send an email to


Certification enquiries

For all queries regarding Certification and Re-Certification please access the Institute of Corrosion web site:   All Certification and Re-Certification Application Forms along with Guidance Notes can be downloaded from this page.

If you need any specific assistance please contact the Institute of Corrosion at Corrosion House at Tel:  + 44 (0)1604 438222 or Email:

Bill Hedges has been elected President of the Institute of Corrosion

Bill Hedges has been elected President of the Institute of Corrosion

We are delighted to announce that Bill Hedges has been elected President of the Institute of Corrosion, following the Annual General Meeting on 19 November 2020. Bill brings a wealth of experience to the role from his many years at BP and will be supported by new Vice President, Stephen Tate of Total . We wish Bill and Stephen every success in their new roles!

Bill Hedges

Stephen Tate

Stephen Tate

ISO/DIS 24656: Cathodic protection of offshore wind structures. Opportunity for ICorr Members to Comment

ISO/DIS 24656: Cathodic protection of offshore wind structures. Opportunity for ICorr Members to Comment

A proposed new BS EN ISO Standard for CP of Offshore Wind foundations is presently in its public comment stage. Any ICorr Members with expertise in this area are welcome to comment. The Draft Standard and the comments sheet are available in the member section of the ICorr website. The Closing date for comments is 12th December 2020, but if you wish to comment, please be quick. You can submit your comments directly to the Committee Service Centre mailbox [csc] or preferably they can be submitted to Corrosion House who can collate them to be presented via the BSI Cathodic Protection Committee GEL 603.

Online Seminars Open for All Members and Guests

The midlands branch has organised the following event, which is free and open to all members and guests.
Meeting registration details to follow shortly.

Friday 27th November
Starting at 12.00.
Introduction to Mental Health – (MHFA England, Mental Health Aware Taster), Presenter – Russell Mott Lead Auditor & Trainer ATAS UK. Official Building Mental Health in Construction (BMH) toolbox talk and promoting both chat and poll questions in Zoom.  In the interim, the following links maybe useful to members for support and help on mental health;

You are invited to register for the webinar meeting here.  

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
and specifically for younger members,

Introduction to Mental Health webinar event