PACP | LACP | MACP
NASSCO’s Pipeline Assessment Certification Program (PACP®), Lateral Assessment Certification Program (LACP®) and Manhole Assessment Certification Program (MACP®) are the trusted sources for proper and consistent assessment condition coding of pipelines, laterals and manholes.
The goal of these programs is to help pipeline system owners create comprehensive databases to properly identify, plan, prioritize, manage and renovate their assets based on condition evaluation.
NASSCO is more than PACP
HOW DO I GET CERTIFIED?
Use the Classes and/or Trainers tool above to search and register for a class/session or find a trainer.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
PACP | LACP | MACP
- Initial Certification (PACP | LACP | MACP): $1,075.00*
- Initial Certification (PACP Only): $925.00*
*Course fees include a manual, which will be shipped upon payment and completed enrollment.
Available to certified individuals only:
- $100.00 plus shipping
- $50.00 E-Book (if already have a hardcopy of the current version)
Click here to view the Cancellation, Refund and Transfer Policies.
HOW LONG IS CERTIFICATION VALID?
Certification is valid for 3 years from the date of issuance. All certifications, PACP | LACP | MACP, follow the expiration date of PACP regardless of when they were obtained. In order to maintain certification, all certified individuals are required to recertify prior to their expiration date.
CAN I ADD LACP AND MACP TO MY CERTIFICATION AT A LATER DATE?
We highly encourage you to become certified in PACP | LACP | MACP from the start. If you decide not to do that, you may add it by taking a recertification course that includes LACP | MACP at any time or wait until you are due for recertification.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TRADITIONAL CLASSROOM AND VIRTUAL CLASSROOM TRAINING?
Traditional Classroom Training is trainer-led, in-person instruction.
Virtual Classroom Training is live trainer-led, online instruction.
Both use the same syllabus which ensures all students get the required information to become certified.
CAN I GET CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS?
Yes. NASSCO offers CEUs through the University of Texas, Arlington. We also offer CEUs through an ever-growing list of states including: Alaska, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Nevada, Rhode Island, Tennessee and more!
Credits through the University of Texas, Arlington can be requested upon enrollment for a session. If you require credit after the fact or would like to request state credits (extra fees apply), you may request them up to 12 months after course completion by filling out the CEU Request Form.
Credits provided through the University of Texas Arlington
- PACP (1.7 CEU/17 PDH)
- MACP (0.45 CEU/4.5 PDH)
- LACP (0.35 CEU/3.5 PDH)
Credits provided through individual states? Email email@example.com to inquire.
WHAT IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND A VIRTUAL SESSION?
If you are enrolling in a VIRTUAL session, you must be able to answer “YES” to all of the following questions. By completing your enrollment you are hereby confirming and agree that you are eligible to register and attend a virtual session.
Do you have your own email address (either personal or professional) and have access to it on the day of class?
Do you have a valid picture ID (driver’s license or passport)?
Do you have access to a computer that you do not need to share with others? If not, NASSCO’s Training Director may approve a small group, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request special permission.
Does your computer screen have a video (camera) and audio capability?
Is your internet service strong enough to eliminate connectivity issues?
Do you have access to a quiet room for attending the course with no disruption from noise, pets, family, co-workers, etc.?
Are you familiar with ZOOM? If not, visit https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206618765-Zoom-Video-Tutorials to view a short instructional video. Please be advised that working in any virtual classroom environment has the potential to create internet service disruption, equipment failure, and other technical issues that may prevent the completion of the virtual classroom training course. If you (or your trainer) should experience any of these issues with equipment, software or internet connectivity during the NASSCO training session, it is beyond the control of the student, trainer and NASSCO. In such cases, future training dates and times will be provided.
Meet our Featured Trainer!
We value our highly professional and qualified trainers! We’d like you to meet them. This month’s featured trainer is Mike Kerr with Michael Kerr Consulting.
I started out my working career in the US Coast Guard as an Electronics Technician followed by many years of managing restaurants. After a successful restaurant career, I found myself looking for work in 1994 when a friend of mine got me a position as a Laborer with a pipe cleaning and inspection company. I worked my way up the ladder in the company and became their Health and Safety Director. During this period of my career, I trained hundreds of people a year while still working in the field.
In 2002, I took NASSOCO’s Pipeline Assessment Certification Program (PACP®) and became a NASSCO certified PACP Trainer. I continued to do safety training while also training PACP, since most of our customers needed both. I decided to launch my own business, Michael Kerr Consulting, in 2010. I retained most clients from my previous connections and traveled to do training and visit job sites around the U.S. A few years later, I became a NASSCO PACP Master Trainer which was a wonderful way to help further the PACP program by working with other trainers.
With continued involvement in training PACP, NASSCO named me Training Director in 2019. The role has been very rewarding. I really enjoy helping other trainers develop their skills and I also take great pride in improving our training programs. I look forward to many more years of service to NASSCO and the Industry!
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