Cathodic Protection Buried ISO Level 2 / 2024

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.

Do you need to be certified?
If you work in cathodic protection, you must be certified as competent to do so. This applies around the world, and the Institute of Corrosion has upgraded its courses to fully meet the requirements of the rewritten cathodic protection competence standard – BS EN ISO 15257:2017. At each competence level you must apply to the Institute of Corrosion for certification. Go to the Downloads tab to find the relevant application form for Certification.

Level 2: Cathodic Protection Technician
When certified at Level 2, you shall be deemed competent to undertake a range of CP measurement, inspection, and supervisory activities that are delegated to you by persons at Level 3 or higher. However, you will not be responsible for determining the test method or technique to be used, or for the preparation of technical instructions and interpretation of results.

Course Content
The following topics are relevant to this application sector:

  • CP general principles and specific applications in soils and waters
  • CP measurement techniques
  • Protection against corrosion by stray current from direct current systems
  • Interference alternating current and direct current
  • Touch potentials.  

This application sector includes, for example, the following:
  • Buried onshore pipelines
  • Sections of onshore pipelines crossing rivers, lakes or short lengths of sea
  • Landfalls of offshore pipelines protected by an onshore CP system
  • Buried tanks
  • Bottoms (external side) of above-ground tanks
  • Complex structures well casings
  • Buried plant modules.

Duration:  5 days over 1 week. 4 days training and 1 day exam.

2024 Price (excl. VAT): £1665 (£1260 for the course and £405 for the exam)

Minimum education and additional experience requirements for Level 2

  • For candidates with no previous certification for the specific application sector (new applicants)
    1. Relevant engineering or scientific discipline degree (BSc, BEng or equivalent) and specialized education in the corrosion field (significant corrosion content at BSc or BEng Level or significant post graduate corrosion study or research) - Minimum Experience (Years) = 1
    2. Technical education - Minimum Experience (Years) = 1
    3. Other education (requires basic mathematical skills) - Minimum Experience (Years) = 1
  • For candidates with existing certification in the same application sector wishing to apply for a higher Level.
    1. Current Level 1 / Target Level 2 - All Levels of education - Minimum Additional Experience (Years) - 1
  • For candidates with previous certification in a different application sector of the same Level
    1. Relevant engineering or scientific discipline degree (BSc, BEng or equivalent) and specialized education in the corrosion field (significant corrosion content at BSc or BEng Level or significant post graduate corrosion study or research) - Minimum Experience (Years) = 0.5
    2. Technical education - Minimum Experience (Years) = 0.5
    3. Other education (requires basic mathematical skills) - Minimum Experience (Years) = 0.5

Please click on the link below to download the Application form for Certification.
Application Form for Certification and Recertification Buried ISO 15257 Level 2

View the CP Training and Certification Brochure.

This course will either be held at the Icorr Training and Examination Centre in Telford or at the IMechE Argyll Ruane Engineering Training Centre in Sheffield.

Available Courses

CourseDatePlaces LeftQuantityCourse Price Exam PriceCourse LocationBook

Cathodic Protection Buried ISO Level 2 / 2024

29/04/2024 - 03/05/2024
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29/04/2024 08:30 - 16:30

30/04/2024 08:30 - 16:30

01/05/2024 08:30 - 16:30

02/05/2024 08:30 - 16:30

03/05/2024 08:30 - 16:30

0 £1260 £405 IMechE Argyll Ruane, Sheffield Full

Cathodic Protection Buried ISO Level 2 / 2024

01/07/2024 - 05/07/2024
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01/07/2024 08:30 - 16:30

02/07/2024 08:30 - 16:30

03/07/2024 08:30 - 16:30

04/07/2024 08:30 - 16:30

05/07/2024 08:30 - 16:30

0 £1260 £405 ICORR Training and Examination Centre, Telford Full

Cathodic Protection Buried ISO Level 2 / 2024

23/09/2024 - 27/09/2024
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23/09/2024 08:30 - 16:30

24/09/2024 08:30 - 16:30

25/09/2024 08:30 - 16:30

26/09/2024 08:30 - 16:30

27/09/2024 08:30 - 16:30

6 £1260 £405 ICORR Training and Examination Centre, Telford

Cathodic Protection Buried ISO Level 2 / 2024

28/10/2024 - 01/11/2024
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28/10/2024 08:30 - 16:30

29/10/2024 08:30 - 16:30

30/10/2024 08:30 - 16:30

31/10/2024 08:30 - 16:30

01/11/2024 08:30 - 16:30

6 £1260 £405 IMechE Argyll Ruane, Sheffield

Eligibility for Certification

Eligibility for Certification
  1. General

The applicant shall document to the Institute of Corrosion using the approved ICorr application forms, personal information, which includes a declaration of the applicant’s education, training and

experience. This shall contain sufficient detail to demonstrate the eligibility of the applicant for Certification.

All CP personnel are required to provide documentary evidence of training, experience, theoretical knowledge, continued professional development and practical skills in CP to enable an

Assessment of Competence.

To be eligible for Certification, the applicant shall fulfil the requirements for cathodic protection

training and practical experience as defined here and shall pass the relevant examination or assessments detailed below.

Please note that the Institute of Corrosion, may issue an Examination Pass Notification confirming satisfactory completion of the examination, however full Certification of the applicant will not be issued by ICorr until satisfactory completion of the industrial experience and the full Competence Assessment by ICorr PAC.

  1. Training Requirements

Levels 1, 2 and 3

  1. CP persons shall provide documentary proof that they have completed a period of training in the application sector and Level.
  2. Training may be by the employer or through recognised course(s) at a training centre or by self-study.
  3. All training shall be delivered by Level 4 or 5 personnel.
  4. The minimum duration of training undertaken by the candidate for certification shall be as defined in the following table.

No Previous Experience in the Same Application Sector (New Applicants)

Application sectors Level 1 (hours) a Level 2 (hours) a Level 3 (hours) a,b

Underground or submerged metallic structures

 

15 40 40
Metallic marine structures 15 40 40
Reinforced concrete structures 15 40 40
  1. Training hours include both practical and theory components.
  2. CP persons without Level 2 competences shall have suitable experience prior to undertaking the course.

The 15 hour training shall be delivered over a minimum of 2 days.

The 40 hour training shall be delivered over a minimum of 4 days.

Some of the training may be by pre-course study

Level 4

Taking into account the required scientific and technical competence of applicants for Level 4

certification as described under the “Level 4: Cathodic Protection Engineer or Specialist” section, preparation for certification at Level 4 may be by, for example:

  • completing a relevant engineering or scientific degree or period of post graduate education

at a reputable school of higher education,

  • attending training courses, conferences or seminars (such as those organised by established industrial or independent associations including in-house courses),
  • studying scientific or engineering text books, periodicals, and other specialised materials,
  • completing a period of supervised training and work experience in the relevant Sector(s) of Cathodic Protection

Level 4 CP personnel shall keep documentary evidence of training, experience, theoretical knowledge, continued professional development and practical skills in CP to enable an assessment of competence.

The applicant shall submit documentary evidence of training, experience, theoretical knowledge and  practical skills in Cathodic Protection, using approved forms and guidance notes, to enable the  Institute of Corrosion to assess the competence of the applicant.

  1. Industrial Experience Requirements

Industrial practical experience in Cathodic Protection shall be acquired and shall be subject to assessment prior to certification. Documentary evidence of industrial experience, using approved forms, shall be confirmed by the employer and/or independent referees and submitted to the Institute of Corrosion.

The minimum requirements for the duration of CP experience to be gained prior to Certification shall

not be less than that indicated in Table 2, Table 3 and Table 4.

The minimum experience durations (years) in the following tables require that the applicants have been active in the  specific sector of cathodic protection and fully dedicated to cathodic protection survey,  design or performance assessment to the relevant Level for a minimum of 48 days per year.

For Level 1 no prior experience is required.

  1. Minimum education and experience requirements for each Level for candidates with no previous certification for the specific application sector (new applicants) (Table 2)
  2. Minimum education and additional experience requirements for each Level for candidates with existing certification in the same application sector wishing to apply for a higher Level. (Table 3)
  3. Minimum education and experience requirements for each Level for candidates with previous certification in a different application sector of the same Level. (Table 4)

 

 

Cathodic Protection Certification & Recertification Application Forms

Level 4 Application Form for Certification and Recertification For All Sectors with Guidance Note
Preparation For Certification At Level 4
  • completing a relevant engineering or scientific degree or period of post graduate education at a reputable school of higher education.
  • attending training courses, conferences or seminars (such as those organised by established industrial or independent associations including in-house courses).
  • studying scientific or engineering text books, periodicals, and other specialised materials.

The applicant shall take an exam, submit documentary evidence of training, experience, theoretical knowledge and practical skills in cathodic protection and attend a professional review interview to enable assessment to be made.

ISO L4 Application form All Sectors

ISO L4 Application Guidance Notes