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) (*)

Level 1

-from 2nd to 4th octobre 2019. Training center: GRTgaz in Compiègne

Level 2

Initial certification:

-from 8th to 10th October 2019. Training center: GRTgaz in Compiègne

Re-certification exams:

-from 10th to 11th October 2019. Training center: GRTgaz in Compiègne

Level 3

Initial certification:

-from 22nd to 24th October 2019. Training center: GRTgaz in Compiègne

Re-certification exams:

-from 24th to 25th October 2019. Training center: GRTgaz in Compiègne

Level 4

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

"SEAWATER" (SUBMERGED STRUCTURE) (*)

Level 1

 

Level 2

-Initial certification:

-from 22nd au 23rd October 2019. Training center: Institut de la Corrosion in Brest

Re-certification exams:

-1 day between 22nd and 24th October 2019. Training center: Institut de la Corrosion in Brest

Level 3

Initial certification:

-from 22nd au 23rd October 2019. Training center: Institut de la Corrosion in Brest

Re-certification exams:

-1 day between 22nd and 24th October 2019. Training center: Institut de la Corrosion in Brest

Level 4

-from 19th au 21st November 2019. Training center: Institut de la Corrosion in Brest

"REINFORCED CONCRETE " (REBARS) (*)

Level 1

14th November 2019.  Training center : INSA in Toulouse

Level 2

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

Level 3

 

Level 4

Not planned for 2019

(*) : Resit examinations will take place at the same dates as the certification examinations..
       Initial evaluation for level 5 will be available from the end of 2018.

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

M. Stéphane GASTAUD

CCTA

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

philippe.leho@ccta.fr

M. Philippe LE HÔ

Energie Formation

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

sylvain.batard@grdf.fr

M. 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

M. Nicolas LARCHE

"REINFORCED CONCRETE " (REBARS)

INSA Toulouse

Tel: +33 5 61 55 92 53

fca@insa-toulouse.fr

M. Raoul FRANCOIS