Materials Performance

NOV 2018

Materials Performance is the world's most widely circulated magazine dedicated to corrosion prevention and control. MP provides information about the latest corrosion control technologies and practical applications for every industry and environment.

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58 NOVEMBER 2018 W W W.MATERIALSPERFORMANCE.COM NACE NEWS NACE International Search volunteer opportunities. Join a community. Give back to the industry. Discover, share, and connect through an online community. Visit NACE Volunteers in the Crowd S tephen Sellers has been a NACE In- ternational member for three years and a volunteer for two years, who has worked in the corrosion prevention/ coating sector for over 10 years. He has at- tended NACE Coating Inspector Program (CIP) Levels 1, 2, and 3 and obtained his Level 3 certification. Sellers mentioned that as he progressed professionally it became clear that the need to be certified was obvi- ous—that more and more clients were ask- ing for coatings to be inspected and NACE was and is the most popular organization to achieve it. His decision to become a vol- unteer was a "no-brainer," in his words. "To be able to tap into other people's knowl- edge and experience and have the platform to share mine is invaluable," he says. He mentions that not only is he giving NACE the benefit of his own experience, but he is able to gain from the experience of all the other participants, and that whatever small part he can play in giving something back to the corrosion control industry is ex- tremely rewarding for him both personally and professionally. Sellers had reached out to NACE back in early 2016 through the NACE web site, expressing his interest in becoming a vol- unteer. He first started with the online work and was later contacted by staff member Michelle Simpson, NACE's Exam Design, Development, and Analysis man- ager in the Certification Department, and Volunteer: Stephen Sellers Employer: HJC Protective Coatings, Ltd. Professional Role in Corrosion: I own and run a protective coating company, primarily coating components for original equipment manufacturers. was invited to attend his very first workshop. In November 2017, Sellers took part in a three-day CIP 2 Exam Development Workshop (CBT-Item Matching) opportu- nity held at NACE headquarters. The NACE International Institute was seeking volunteers who were CIP 2 or CIP 3 certi- fied, from all over the world, to make sure it covers various regions, practice settings, experience levels, and other demographic characteristics of those working in the "My favorite par t of y N CE work hop i eeti ew people from withi other par t f the corro io du try. I e joy the mo t li te i g to other people' experi ce ." field. The selected members were content contributors in this Item Matching Work- shop. This activity is a step in the process of updating the exam and ensures the test is a reflection of the information provided in the Job Task Analysis ( JTA). The JTA workshop has been held and was the first most important step in the exam develop- ment process as it determines the major tasks, skills, and knowledge needed for those seeking the certification. Sellers was a perfect fit for this opportunity as he holds a CIP Level 3.

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