What NACE certification involves
The NACE (National Association of Corrosion Engineers) Institute administers certifications on a variety of disciplines, including the industry-leading Coatings Inspector Program or CIP, which is the program followed by Painters USA. While NACE certification includes different levels and specialties, the main focus is the performance and documentation of liquid coatings applied by brush, roller, or spray to steel and other substrates. Primarily for industrial environments, CIP covers cathodic protection; coatings for industries, inspection requirements, and corrosion resistance; and material selection for specific chemical resistance. Painters USA’s employees in estimating, field operations, and field applications go through intensive training in order to achieve their coatings inspection certifications.
Value to our commercial / industrial clients
Industrial coating projects can be large and complicated, and not every commercial contractor is capable of completing them safely and effectively. At Painters USA, we pride ourselves on making large, complex projects simple for our clients, and our NACE certifications go a long way toward achieving this goal. Our advanced level of expertise empowers our estimators to inspect structures and surfaces for holidays, which are holes or voids in a coating film that exposes the substrate to corrosion, and to recommend the best solutions.
NACE certifications also assure and validate the abilities of our technicians to remove faulty coatings, adequately prep surfaces, and apply new coatings to optimize asset protection. They are well-versed in techniques that ensure the best possible performance from the paints and coatings we select for any given situation. It also allows us to expertly choose the correct substrate profile when we use abrasive blasting methods.
About NACE (now AMPP)
The National Association of Corrosion Engineers, known as NACE, is a non-profit organization for the corrosion control industry, dedicated to advancing the performance of the corrosion control and coatings industries through consistent workforce certification and other programs and services to help individuals and companies promote public safety, protect the environment, and reduce the economic impact of corrosion. In 2021, NACE combined with the Society for Protective Coatings (SPCC) to form the Association of Materials Protection and Performance or AMPP. AMPP is now the world’s leading organization focused on the protection of assets and performance of materials, with 145 combined years of corrosion control and protective coatings expertise, activity in more than 130 countries, and over 40,000 members.
For more information: NACE Institute Certification Programs