EXAMINATION SESSIONS

The recognition of competence in the cathodic protection field is based on examinations related to skill levels and sectors showing specific tasks that must be mastered.

The definition of these levels and these sectors as well as the step of certification, are recorded in a dedicated standard constituting the support of the certification system ( NF EN ISO 15257 : 2017) as well in CFPC procedures available at the end of this page.

We inform all the potential applicants for the certification that, from 2018, the certification " CEFRACOR Certification-Protection cathodique " based so far on the standard EN 15257 : 2006 will depend on the new standard: EN ISO 15257 : 2017.

The application of this new standard EN ISO 15257 : 2017 will impact the qualification levels. There will be, from now on, 5 qualification levels instead of 3.

In order to help you to choose, during your registration, the most suitable qualification level, the table below shows you the equivalence of levels in terms of recognition of competence between those described in the former standard EN 15257 : 2006 and the new standard EN ISO 15257 : 2017 that will be applied from 2018.

Application sectors

Level 1

NF EN ISO 15257

Level 2

NF EN ISO 15257

Level 3

NF EN ISO 15257

Level 4 (*)

NF EN ISO 15257

“Land” (buried structures)

No equivalence so far

Level 1

NF EN 15257:2006

Level 2

NF EN 15257:2006

Level 3

NF EN 15257:2006

“Seawater” (submerged structures)

Level 1S CEFRACOR Certification/ Protection cathodique

Level 1

NF EN 15257:2006

Level 2

NF EN 15257:2006

Level 3

NF EN 15257:2006

“Reinforced concrete” (rebars)

No equivalence so far

Level 1

NF EN 15257:2006

Level 2

NF EN 15257:2006

Level 3

NF EN 15257:2006

Internal surfaces of metallic structures

No equivalence so far

Level 1

NF EN 15257:2006

Level 2

NF EN 15257:2006

Level 3

NF EN 15257:2006

(*) The evaluation of Level 4 will be, from now on, an examination with theoritical tests (MCQ) and practical tests, just like for levels 1 to 3.

For example:

  • If you wanted to take the certification level 1 according to the standard EN 15257 : 2006, you will need, from now on, to register for a certification Level 2 according to the standard EN ISO 15257 : 2017.

Two new levels have been added:

  • Level 1 is the level that recognizes the competence of Cathodic Protection Controller in order to do common measurements of power (Eon).
  • Level 5 is the level that recognizes the competence of Cathodic Protection Expert who will improve the art of PC and who will carry out high-level activities in projects management (design or R&D).

For the certification renewals, from January 1st 2018, they will be done according to the new standard NF EN ISO 15257 : 2017. (ex. : A certification level 1 according to the standard NF EN 15257 : 2006 will be renewed into a level 2 according to the standard NF EN ISO 15257 : 2017.)

Examination dates

Sectors

Levels

Examination dates

The dates below indicate the total duration of an exam ( candidates will be asked to come within this period of time)

"LAND" (BURIED STRUCTURES) (1) (2)

Level 1

-from 10th to 12th March 2020. Training center: GRTgaz in Compiègne

-from 15th to 16th September 2020. Training center: GRTgaz in Compiègne

Level 2

Initial certification:

-from 21st to 23rd April 2020. Training center: GRTgaz in Compiègne

-from 29th September to 1st October 2020. Training center: GRTgaz in Compiègne

Re-certification exams:

-from 17th to 18th March 2020. Training center: GRTgaz in Compiègne

-from 15th to 15th September 2020. Training center: GRTgaz in Compiègne

Level 3

Initial certification:

-from 10th to 12th March 2020. Training center: GRTgaz in Compiègne

-from 17th to 19th November 2020. Training center: GRTgaz in Compiègne

Re-certification exams:

-from 18th to 19th March 2020. Training center: GRTgaz in Compiègne

-from 16th to 17th September 2020. Training center: GRTgaz in Compiègne

Level 4

-from 19th au 21st November 2019. Training center: GRTgaz in Compiègne

-from 12th to 14th March 2020. Training center: GRTgaz in Compiègne

-from 24th to 26th November 2020. Training center: GRTgaz in Compiègne

"SEAWATER" (SUBMERGED STRUCTURE) (1) (2)

Level 1

-Initial certification:

-from 23rd to 24th April 2020. Training center: Institut de la Corrosion in Brest

Re-certification exams:

-from 23rd to 24th April 2020. Training center: Institut de la Corrosion in Brest

Level 2

-Initial certification:

-from 0th to 22nd October 2020. Training center: Institut de la Corrosion in Brest

Re-certification exams:

-from 23rd to 24th April 2020. Training center: Institut de la Corrosion in Brest

-from 0th to 22nd October 2020. Training center: Institut de la Corrosion in Brest

Level 3

-Initial certification:

-from 0th to 22nd October 2020. Training center: Institut de la Corrosion in Brest

Re-certification exams:

-from 23rd to 24th April 2020. Training center: Institut de la Corrosion in Brest

Level 4

-from 12th to 14th May 2020. Training center: Institut de la Corrosion in Brest

-from 17th to 19th November 2020. Training center: Institut de la Corrosion in Brest

"REINFORCED CONCRETE " (REBARS)

(1) (2)

Level 1

 -from 6th to 7th July 2020. Training center : INSA in Toulouse

Level 2

 -from 7th to 8th January 2020. Training center : INSA in Toulouse

 -from 23rd to 25th March 2020. Training center : INSA in Toulouse

Level 3

 -from 29th June to 1st July 2020. Training center : INSA in Toulouse 

Level 4

Not planned

(1) : Resit examinations will take place at the same dates as the certification examinations.

(2) : Initial certification exams will take place during 2 days within the dates written in the chart above. The exact dates will be indicated on the exam notification.

TRAINING

Applicants who want to apply for an initial examination, levels 1 to 3, will provide a documented proof showing he or she attended and completed a training period, in the application sector for which the certification is considered.

For information, the CFPC provides the applicant a non-exhaustive list of training centers offering trainings which are specific to the preparation for the certification in cathodic protection.

Thank you to ask all the needed information concerning the training courses directly to these training centers.

Sectors

Name of the training center

Training center information

Name of the person in charge

"LAND" (BURIED STRUCTURES)

CJP (Cabinet Jacques PEZOU)

Tel: +33 9 77 86 27 52 / +33 6 85 18 00 98

cjp@cjp-e.fr

Mr. Stéphane GASTAUD

CCTA

Tel: +33 5 61 34 38 88 / +33 6 07 25 28 50

philippe.leho@ccta.fr

Mr. Philippe LE HÔ

Energie Formation

Tel: +33 2 40 85 82 33 / Tél : +33 7 60 25 26 39

sylvain.batard@grdf.fr

Mr. Sylvain BATARD

Jean-Claude MAREC

Tel : 03 44 86 58 29 / 06 84 76 91 73

marec.jeanclaude@orange.fr

"SEAWATER" (SUBMERGED STRUCTURE)

IC BREST

Tel: +33 2 98 05 15 52

Nicolas.larche@institut-corrosion.fr

Mr. Nicolas LARCHE

"REINFORCED CONCRETE " (REBARS)

INSA Toulouse

Tel: +33 5 61 55 92 53

fca@insa-toulouse.fr

Mr. Raoul FRANCOIS

FREYSSINET

Tel : +33 6 20 62 26 79

xavier.hallopeau@freyssinet.com

Mr. Xavier HALLOPEAU