Certification: Offshore Corrosion Assessment Technician (O-CAT)

The Offshore Corrosion Assessment Training (O-CAT Technician) Certification addresses the elements of in-service inspection and maintenance planning for fixed offshore structures.

The course focuses on the inspection, evaluation, and maintenance planning for fixed offshore structures. Special attention is given to corrosion protection systems commonly used in offshore facilities. The Minerals Management Services (MMS) A-B-C facility evaluation grading system requirements for Level 1 Inspection Reporting are also covered.

Oral or Written Exam Required?
Renewal Required?
Every 3 Year(s)
Renew through Continuing Educational Units(CEU)?
Renew through Re-Examination?
Renew through Continuing Professional Development(CPD)?
Does applicant have choice of at least two options from above for renewal (CEU, CPD, or exam)?


The certification has an education level of an Associates of Arts or Associates of Sciences degree or higher and has a work experience requirement of more than 2 years, or requires obtaining a ‘core’ level certification from the same organization.