PACP Preview

A training module now available online is a useful tool for professionals who want a better understanding of pipeline assessment

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Part of NASSCO’s mission is to assure the continued acceptance and growth of trenchless technologies. That means we must educate and make information available to all trenchless industry professionals — NASSCO members and nonmembers alike.

Developing an overview of the Pipeline Assessment Certification Program (PACP) is a major part of that initiative. Now available online, the PACP Preview takes about 45 minutes to an hour to review. The training module includes images and CCTV video clips for most PACP codes and is based on the more extensive PACP recertification training modules. Its peer-reviewed content gives a concise review of PACP. The preview, now offered free to anyone, is an excellent tool for:

• Professionals preparing for the PACP class who want a jumpstart on the program.

• Government agencies that want to obtain general knowledge of PACP without taking the entire course.

• Participants in the Water Environment Federation Operations Challenge who want to understand PACP and gain a competitive edge.

• Certified users who want a refresher on the PACP curriculum.

• Others aligned to the industry who want to better understand pipeline assessment.

The preview covers a high-level view of the content in the PACP course. Topics include reasons for TV inspection, technical items of concern, loss of pipe support, hydrogen sulfide attack, root intrusion, FOG, examples of defective pipe conditions, and much more.

To access the preview, visit, choose Training and Recertification from the list on the left, and select PACP Preview from the list on the right. The intuitive instructions will guide you to the preview, which is self-timed for convenience.

Another important PACP note concerns NASSCO’s new recertification requirements. Users need to recertify every three years to keep their certification active. All certified PACP users will receive a six-month notice of expiration by mail.

If you are a current PACP user, please check with us to make sure we have your current contact information. You can also check your certification status on the PACP section of the website. To streamline the process, recertification is available online as well as through a Master Trainer. Please visit the website to learn more, or call us at 410/486-3500.

Ted DeBoda is executive director of NASSCO. He can be reached at NASSCO is located at 11521 Cronridge Drive, Suite J, Owings Mills, MD 21117


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