Training Opportunities in Corrosion Prevention and Mitigation for DoD Personnel

DoD officials encourage anyone who works on military equipment, facilities, or infrastructure to take advantage of the chance to improve his or her knowledge in preventing and mitigating corrosion.

Officials at the DoD Corrosion Policy and Oversight Office have contracted with SSPC: The Coatings Society and NACE International to provide tuition-free courses in corrosion prevention and mitigation to DoD personnel.

Under contracts extending from January through December 2018, SSPC and NACE will offer free tuition to active duty and civilian personnel across the DoD for 65 courses pertaining to the fundamentals of basic corrosion, protective coatings, cathodic protection, and coatings inspection for shipboard, pipeline, refining, marine, and offshore applications.

Since 2005, when the Corrosion Office awarded its first contract for training and certifying military personnel, SSPC and NACE have educated 3,448 students. These professionals have come from a variety of armed service divisions who practice corrosion prevention and control within the weapons systems and facilities communities.


SSPC course listings under the new contract are listed at

Students may inquire about funding for SSPC courses by contacting Jennifer Merck at or 412.281.2331, extension 2221.

NACE International course listings can be found at

Students may ask about funding for NACE courses by contacting Shawna Jones at or 281.228.6225, or Carmen Peebles at