The Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP) is a global community of professionals focused on the protection of assets and the performance of industrial and natural materials. AMPP was established in 2021 following a merger between NACE International and SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings. The new association unites 145 years of corrosion control and protective coatings expertise and service to industry and members worldwide. Today, AMPP is the world’s largest corrosion control and protective coatings organization, serving more than 33,500 members in 130 countries. AMPP is headquartered in the United States with offices in Houston and Pittsburgh, and additional offices in Brazil, Canada, China, Dubai (training center), Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, and the United Kingdom.



Advancing materials performance to protect society, assets and the environment with a focus on a world built and protected with safe, reliable, sustainable materials.



With membership options tailored for individuals and corporations, catering to diverse needs and company sizes, AMPP provides a membership that suits any need. From comprehensive training and certification programs to worldwide networking events, thought leadership opportunities, and a wealth of online industry resources, AMPP delivers benefits for corrosion and coatings professionals. Being a member can elevate professional reputations, amplify visibility in the field, and unlock new opportunities for career and ongoing professional growth.

Individual membership options:

Premium and Standard Membership
Young Professional Membership
Student membership
Lifetime membership

Corporate membership options:

Affiliate (With 50 Individual Memberships included)
Associate (25 Individual Memberships included)
Sustaining (With 13 Individual Memberships included)
Pattern (With 5 Individual Memberships included)



AMPP delivers top-notch training and certification programs globally for professionals to improve their expertise and knowledge in the fields of asset integrity management and corrosion control. AMPP Certifications are the most recognized and widely accepted in the world and are built on decades of comprehensive knowledge from industry subject matter experts. Individuals obtaining an AMPP certification undergo rigorous skill evaluation, ensuring their competence in field performance. Certified professionals are well-prepared to contribute to business success, advocate for public safety, preserve the environment, and reduce the economic impact of corrosion.



Our standards promote trade, facilitate agreement between buyers and sellers, aid in compliance with regulations, and establish testing methodologies. AMPP corrosion and coatings standards fulfill the standardization requirements of various industries, emphasizing the influence of emerging technologies, new materials and capabilities, and regulatory requirements.