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CP 1 - Cathodic Protection Tester

The exams cover the following skill and knowledge factors:

  • Basics of electricity, electrical laws, electrochemistry, corrosion and CP theory
  • Polarity related to current flow and metal corrosion activity
  • Conduct tests to identify shorts and continuity tests in CP systems
  • Use test instruments to perform a variety of field tests such as structure-to-soil potentials, voltage and current measurements, soil resistivity, pipe/cable locating and rectifier readings
  • CP components including impressed current systems, galvanic anodes and test stations
  • Read shunts and understand their use in rectifiers, bonds, and anodes
  • Perform periodic surveys to confirm the effectiveness of a CP system
  • Reference cells, their maintenance, use, and precautions
  • Basic location mapping, report preparation, and recordkeeping
  • Review safety issues specific to CP
  • Code requirements related to CP


  • Theoretical knowledge and practical fundamentals for testing on both galvanic and impressed current CP systems.
  • Basic electricity
  • Electrochemistry and corrosion concepts
  • CP theory
  • CP systems
  • CP field measurement techniques



Who Should Attend

Anyone responsible for gathering and/or recording data for CP systems or measuring the effectiveness of CP systems.


5 Days

Start Date End Date Country City
2020-03-22 2020-03-26 Saudi Arabia Al-Dammam
2020-06-07 2020-06-11 Saudi Arabia Al-Dammam
2020-09-06 2020-09-10 Saudi Arabia Al-Dammam
2020-11-22 2020-11-26 Saudi Arabia Al-Dammam

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