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The Ins and

Outs of
SSPC
Training
and
Certification

Who is SSPC?
SSPC is the Society for Protective Coatings
(Formerly known as the Steel Structures Painting
Council)
Not-for-profit educational, technical society
focused on the protective coatings of steel and
concrete industrial structures
Works with coatings professionals to set and
maintain standards of good practice
Information resource

SSPC Training
and Certification Programs
Surface Preparation & Coating

Application
Inspection
Coatings Technology, Management &
Safety

Individual Certification

Training and Certification


SSPC Courses
> Abrasive Blasting Program (C7)
> Aerospace Coating Application Specialist
Certification Program (ACAS)
> Airless Spray Basics (C12)
> Applicator Train-the-Trainer Program (ATT)
> Applicator Training Basics (ATB) eCourse
> Basics of Concrete Surface Preparation eCourse

Training and Certification (contd)


> Basics of Estimating Industrial Coatings Projects
> Basics of Nonferrous eCourse

> Basics of Steel Surface Preparation eCourse


> Bridge Coatings Inspector Program (BCI)
> Bridge Maintenance: Conducting Coating
Assessments
> Coating Application Specialist Certification Program
(CAS)
> Coating Specification Essentials

Training and Certification (contd)


> Concrete Coating Basics
> Concrete Coating Inspector Program (CCI)

> CCI Supplement: Determining the Level of Moisture


in Concrete
> Evaluating Common Coating Contract clauses

> Floor Coating Basics


> Fundamentals of Protective Coatings (C1)
- Fundamentals of Protective Coatings (C1) eCourse

Training and Certification (contd)


> Inspection Planning and Documentation
> Lead Paint Removal (C3)

> Lead Paint Removal Refresher (C5)


> Lead Paint Worker Safety
> Marine Coatings
- Marine Coatings eCourse

> Marine Plural Component Program


(MPCAC, C14)

Training and Certification (contd)


> Natural and Accelerated Weathering of Coatings
> Navigating Standard Item 009-32
> NAVSEA Basic Paint Inspector (NBPI)
> Planning and Specifying Industrial Projects (C2)
- Planning and Specifying Industrial Coatings Projects (C2)
eCourse

> Plural Component Application for Polyureas and


High Solid Coatings
> Project Management for the Industrial Painting
Contractor

Training and Certification (contd)


> Protective Coatings Inspector Program (PCI)
-Protective Coatings Inspector Program (PCI) Online

> Protective Coatings Specialist (PCS) Program


> Quality Control Supervisor (QCS)
-Quality Control Supervisor (QCS) eCourse

> Thermal Spray Training


> Using SSPC PA2 Effectively
> Webinars

> Water Jetting Program (C13)

SSPC/JCPL Webinar Series


Free Webinars
Schedule, details, registration via links on
paintsquare.com
CEUs are available that may be used toward
SSPC recertification's
> Take online quiz following the webinar
> $25 fee

All participants receive certificate of completion

CAREER PATH
Salesman/Project Mgr/Forman
Fundamentals of Protective Coatings (C1) or C1-E

Planning and Specifying Industrial Projects (C2) or C2-E

Protective Coatings Specialist (PCS) Program

C-1 or C-1E
Level: Basic Duration: 40 Hours
Credits: 3.8 CEUs Certification Terms:
N/A
This course provides a practical and
comprehensive overview for those who are
new to the protective coatings industry.

C-2 or C-2E
Level: Advanced Duration: 40 Hours
Credits: 3.8 CEUs Certification Terms: N/A
This course is designed to an overview of the
principles of planning, awarding, and
monitoring the quality of new construction or
maintenance painting projects.

PCS
Level: Advanced Duration: 4 Hour Written
Exam Credits: N/A
Certification Terms: 4 years
The Protective Coatings Specialist
certification program (PCS) identifies and
awards recognition to individuals who have
in-depth knowledge in the principles and
practices of industrial coatings technology.

Career Path
Applicator
Applicator Training Basics (ATB) eCourse
Abrasive Blasting Program (C7)

Airless Spray Basics (C12)


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Marine
Plural
Comp(C
14)

Plural
Comp
Basics

Once
you
have
C7 &
C12
Thermal
Spray
Training

Water
Jetting
Program
(C13)

C7

C12

CAS

Applicator Training Basics


eCourse
Level: Basic Duration: 20-Week Semester
Credits: 3.8 Certification Term: N/A
Course Content:
-Corrosion + Surf Prep
-Abrasive Materials
-Coating Materials
-Application Methods of Protective
Coatings
-Process Control + Safety

Abrasive Blasting Program (C7)


Level: Intermediate Duration: 2 Days Credits:
0.6 CEUs Certification Term: 5 Years
C7 is designed for contractor personnel who wish
to obtain certification or others who wish to learn
about dry abrasive blast cleaning of steel.

Airless Spray Basics (C12)


Level: Intermediate Duration: 2 Days/16
Hours
Credits: 0.6 CEUs Certification Term: 5
Years
This program assesses the skills of sprayers
who have a minimum of 800 hours applying
protective coatings with airless spray in an
industrial or marine environment.

SSPC Coating Application


Specialist (CAS) Certification
The SSPC Coating Application Specialist
Certification Program is designed to certify
those individual craft workers who have
experience and training in all aspects of handson surface preparation and coating application
of complex industrial and marine structures.

SSPCs CAS
Program

SSPC CAREER PATH


Applicator/Inspector
Using SSPC PA 2 Effectively
C1

C7/C12
Protective Coatings Inspector Program (PCI)

Using SSPC PA 2 Effectively


Level: Basic Duration: Half Day / 4 Hours
Credits: 0.4 CEUs Certification Terms: N/A
Students will learn to verify the accuracy of a
DFT magnetic gage; measure the DFT of a
coating with Type 1 or Type 2 gage.

C-1/C-7/C-12

Protective Coatings Inspector


Program (PCI)
The objective of this course is to thoroughly
train individuals in the proper methods of
inspecting surface preparation and installation
of industrial and marine protective coatings and
lining systems on an array of industrial
structures and facilities.

PCI

NAVSEA Basic Paint


Inspector Program
(NBPI)

PCI

Bridge
Coatings Inspector
Program (BCI)

PCI

Concrete Coating
Inspector Program
(CCI)

NAVSEA Basic Paint Inspector


(NBPI)
Level: Advanced Duration: 5 Days
Credits: 3.8 CEUs Certification Term: 4
Years

The NBPI course is designed to train coatings


inspectors to inspect critical coated areas as
defined by US Navy policy documents.

Bridge Coating Inspector


Program (BCI)
Duration: 6 days
Credits: 4.5 CEUs Certification Term: 4
Years
The BCI course covers the fundamentals of
how to inspect surface preparation and
application of protective coatings on bridge
steel.

Concrete Coating Inspector (CCI)


Level: Advanced Duration: 6 days Credits:
4.5 CEUs Certification Term: 4 years
The objective of this course is to thoroughly
train individuals in the proper methods of
inspecting surface preparation and installation
of industrial protective coatings on concrete
industrial structures and facilities.

BCI
PCI

NBPI

Master
Coatings
Inspector
Certificate
(MCI)

CCI

Master Coatings Inspector


Program (MCI)
The goal of the Master Coatings
Inspector program is solely to recognize
and honor those individuals whose
experience and training has afforded
them the prestige of multiple inspector
certifications.

Career Path for a Project Mgr


or Supervisor

Project
Mgmt for
the
Evaluating
Industrial
Common
Painting
Coating
Contracto
Contract
r
Basics
Clauses
of Estimating

Quality
Control
Supervis
or (QCS)

Basics of Estimating Industrial


Coatings Projects
Level: Basic Duration: Half Day / 5 Hours
Credits: 0.5 CEUs Certification Terms: N/A
This program covers the fundamentals of
estimating industrial painting job costs including
surface area calculations, labor and production
rates, and equipment and material
requirements.

Evaluating Common Coating


Contract Clauses
Level: Basic Duration: 1 Day / 8 Hours Credits:
0.8 CEUs Certification Terms: N/A
This course provides a basic overview of those
clauses most common to coatings contracts. It
follows the outline of a standard construction
contract while also teaching students to identify the
key provisions that may be missing from contracts
they receive.

Project Management for the


Industrial Painting Contractor
Level: Basic Duration: 2 days / 16
hours Credits: 1.5 CEUs Certification Terms:
N/A
This course covers concepts used on industrial
painting projects.
-Generating new business
-Reviewing contracts
-Navigating employee relations
-Building safety into the job

Quality Control Supervisor


(QCS) or QCS E
Level: Intermediate Duration: 2 Days/16 Hours
Credits: 1.5 CEU Certification Terms: N/A
It provides an overview of the quality
management aspects of surface preparation,
paint, coatings, and inspection operations that a
QCS needs to know to ensure delivery of a
quality product to customers

Career Path for Concrete


Coatings Industry
Basics of Concrete Surface Preparation eCourse

Concrete Coating Basics or Floor Coating Basics

Concrete Coating Inspector Program (CCI)

Basics of Concrete Surface


Preparation eCourse
Level: Basic Duration: 5-Hours
Credits: 0.5 CEUs Certification Term: N/A
This course defines surface preparation for
concrete and provides an overview of the
methods and the standards referenced when
preparing concrete for installation of the
coating/surfacing.

Concrete Coatings Basics Or


Floor Coatings Basics
Level: Basic Duration: 2 Days/16 Hours
Credits: 1.5 CEU Certification Terms: N/A

Covers horizontal and


Concrete
Coatings Basics vertical substrates
Floor Coatings Covers horizontal
substrates
Basics

CCI

Career Path in Lead

Lead Paint
Worker
Safety

Lead Paint
Removal
(C3)

Lead Paint
Removal
Refresher
(C5)

Lead Paint Worker Safety


Level: Basic Duration: 1 Day / 8 Hours
Credits: 0.8 CEUs Certification Terms: N/A
This one-day course provides training for workers
on lead paint abatement and removal from steel
structures. It starts with a review of basic
information about lead and the human health
hazards associated with it.

Lead Paint Removal (C3)


Level: Intermediate Duration: 4 Days / 32
Hours Credits: 3.0 CEUs Certification Terms: N/A

C3 includes background information on the hazards of


lead and other toxic metals as well as the current legal
and regulatory environment. The course contains specific
discussions on protecting workers; compliance with
environmental regulations; proper management of waste
streams and operations that result in potential exposures
to lead; and associated control technology.

Lead Paint Removal


Refresher (C5)
Level: Intermediate Duration: 1 Day / 8 Hours
Credits: 0.8 CEUs Certification Terms: N/A
This one-day course provides refresher training
for supervisors/competent persons who are
responsible for industrial deleading operations.

Career Path Marine Industry

Marine
Coatings

Navigating
Standard Item
009-32

NAVSEA Basic
Paint Inspector
(NBPI)

Marine Coatings
Level: Basic Duration: 5 Days / 40
Hours
Credits: 3.8
CEUs
Certification Terms: N/A

A five-day fundamental training program that


covers the practical aspects of the selection,
specification and use of coatings in a safe,
effective, and economical manner to protect
structures in harsh marine environments.

Navigating Standard Item 009-32


Level: Basic Duration: 1 Day / 8 Hours
Credits: 0.7 CEUs Certification Terms: N/A
This one-day course describes the naval ship
cleaning and painting requirements found in
Standard Item 009-32. It covers the cleanliness,
surface preparation, coating application
requirements, and system application instructions for
various Navy vessels.

NBPI

Recertification
All SSPC-certified professionals
must periodically renew their
certifications.

Renewal exams online.


Notified by mail in plenty of
time to complete their
renewals.

SSPC Corporate Members


get free training !
As an SSPC Organizational Member, you have
the option to use your Flex Points toward free
SSPC training courses. The SSPC Flexible
Benefits package allows you to customize your
membership to get the most value for your
company.

Flex Points
SSPC company members can use their Flex
points to get additional discounts ($200 off per
course for in-person classes) or get the below
online training for FREE!
C1 or C2 or Marine eCourse

15 Points

Applicator Training eCourse

6 Points

QCS eCourse

6 Points

Surf Prep of Non Ferrous Metals

3 Points

Surf Prep of Concrete or Surf Prep of Steel

3 Points

Publications
Good Painting Practice
Vol. 1

Systems and
Specifications Vol. 2
Visual Standards
Standards
Compilations
Much more

SSPC Standards

SSPC Consensus Standards


SSPC has 101 active consensus standards,
including standards for:
Surface Preparation (17)
Abrasives (4)
Paint System (5)
Paints (18)
Paint Application (10)
QP Including QS 1 (9)
ACS Certification Standard (1)
Others (37)

SSPC Online
www.sspc.org

SSPC Conferences
Feb. 9 13, 2014

Orlando, FL

Feb. 3 6, 2015

Las Vegas, NV

Jan. 18 21, 2016

San Antonio, TX

SSPC Local Chapters

8 Domestic (US) Chapters


10 International Chapters

Chapter Initiatives

Rewrite Chapter Guidelines


Chapter Chairs Listserve
Local Chapter Websites
SSPC Training Offerings
Monthly Chapter Newsletter
Survey to see what chapters want/need

SSPC Staff

Any Questions?
Thank You!