TUESDAY 8:30 am to 5 pm
WEDNESDAY 8 am to 5 pm
THURSDAY 8 am to Noon

The WESTERN STATES CORROSION SEMINAR is proud to offer this 2-1/2-day course once again. It presents cathodic protection (CP) and electricity fundamentals, basic corrosion related to CP, galvanic corrosion, galvanic anode and impressed current CP systems, soil resistivity testing, use of current shunts, routine testing and measurements, and safety. In addition to classroom instruction and discussion, students participate in hands-on training. This 2-1/2-day CP Tester Recognition course is not the AMPP 5-day CP Tester (CP1) course.


Cathodic Protection Fundamentals - What is CP? What is CP used for? How does CP work?
Electricity Fundamentals - Electrical Terms, Ohm's Law, Kirchhoff's Law, Electrical Circuits
Basic Chemistry Related to CP - Basic Chemistry, Electrochemical Cells
Galvanic Corrosion - Galvanic Series, Classroom Experiments
Galvanic Anode CP Systems - Types of Systems. Advantages & Disadvantages, Anode and Backfill Materials, Design & Installation, Lead Wires & Connections, Classroom Experiment
Impressed Current CP Systems - Types of Systems, Advantages and Disadvantages, Structures Protected, Anode & Backfill Materials, Lead Wires & Connections, Power Sources, Transformer Rectifiers, Photovoltaics, Engine, Thermoelectric, & Wind Generators, Design & Installation, Selection & Installation of Power Source, Classroom Experiment
Soil Resistivity Testing - Resistivity vs Resistance, Uses of Soil Resistivity Values, Wenner 4-Pin Method, Use of Soil Boxes, Other Methods of Measuring Soil Resistivity, Classroom Experiment Using Soil Box, Field Experiment Using Wenner 4-Pin Method
Use of Current Shunts in CP Testing - MV Shunts, Ohm Shunts, Classroom Experiments
Routine CP Testing | Structure-to-Electrolyte Potentials - Record Keeping, Measuring Circuit, Voltage Characteristics, Sources of Errors, Reference Electrodes, CP Criteria, Placement of Reference Electrode, Stationary Reference Electrodes, Lugin Probes, Field Experiment
Routine CP Testing | Periodic Rectifier Readings - Record Keeping, Panel vs Field Meters, Measuring Output Voltage & Current, Recording Other Rectifier Settings, Adjusting Rectifier Output
Other Routine CP System Measurements - Galvanic Anode Current Output, Side Potentials, Stray Current Detection & Mitigation, Bonds, Isolators, Pipeline Current Measurements, Classroom Experiment
Safety - Electrical Safety, Environmental & Chemical Hazards, Explosions & Ignitions, Excavations, Enclosed Spaces, Driving
AMPP Standards - SP0169 (previously RP0169)
Practice Quizzes

PRE-REQUISITES - An understanding of basic electricity and a minimum 240 hours of actual CP testing related work experience are seriously recommended.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND - Cathodic protection field personnel, technicians, and those desiring recognition as a "CP Tester" should attend this course.

REGISTRATION FEE - The fee for the CP Tester Course is $745 and includes course manual, 3 lunches, continuous refreshments, and 2 evening social hours. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

EXAM - A written CP Tester exam will be given. Those who successfully complete the exam and have documented work experience within the last year are qualified to become recognized as a "CP Tester" as defined in Code 40 CFR 280.12 of the Code of the Federal Regulations. A certificate of completion will be included upon passing the exam.

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