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Thank you for your interest in pursuing continuing education through SSPC.  Since 1990, SSPC training programs have provided over 35,000 coatings professionals with the opportunity to maintain and expand their knowledge of coatings technology, standards, and practices.  This e-Learning center provides users with a convenient and cost-effective way to remain at the forefront of a rapidly changing industry.

DOD Survey

The DOD Survey on this e-learning site has been created for military personnel using the DOD-funding provided to SSPC. This survey is used to determine training needs and future funding for DOD personnel. The feedback provided through this survey is very important in this effort. DOD e-learning students will find the survey at the end of their classes while other students should log-in here to complete the survey.

Currently, SSPC is offering the following E-Learning programs:

Fundamentals of Protective Coatings (C-1)
This course provides a practical and comprehensive beginning for those who are new to the protective coatings industry and are seeking in-depth knowledge of the field. It is also an ideal refresher for reviewing the fundamentals of corrosion and the use of coatings as a protective mechanism. An exam-only option is also available.

Planning and Specifying Industrial Coatings Projects (C-2)
This course is designed to provide those who understand coating fundamentals with more of a background on the principles of planning, awarding, and monitoring the quality of new construction or maintenance painting projects. After completing this training program, students will be familiar with tools to develop effective coating projects and play a more active role in managing painting projects to successful completion. An exam-only option is also available.

Applicator Training Basics
The Applicator Training Basics e-course covers the "Core Body of Knowledge" of ACS-1/NACE 13 requirements for surface preparation and application as well as safety in painting. Taking this course counts toward the required formal training needed to qualify for CAS certification, however, e-learning does not include any required hands-on training.  Additional formal training (classroom and hands-on) may be needed to satisfy all of the certification pre-requisites.

Quality Control Supervisor (QCS)
This course is designed to provide training in quality management for SSPC-certified contractor personnel, Technical Quality Managers (TQM), and inspectors employed by SSPC-QP 5 inspection firms.  It covers the quality management aspects of surface preparation, paint, coatings, and inspection operations that a Quality Control Supervisor (QCS) needs to know to ensure delivery of a quality product to customers.

Marine Coatings
The Marine Coatings ecourse is a 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. Topics in this course: marine basics; marine corrosion; condition assessment; marine coatings; antifoulings; surface preparation; coating application; coating systems; offshore structures; job specifications; quality management; inspection and documentation; coating failures; and safety.

Basics of Steel Surface Preparation
Basics of Steel Surface Preparation defines surface preparation for steel through a brief review of the steps involved. It then provides an overview of abrasive blast cleaning, hand-and-power-tool cleaning, and waterjetting and the associated standards referenced when these methods are used to prepare steel for the application of protective coatings. It is an overview course that is designed to introduce those largely unfamiliar with steel surface preparation to the techniques and terminology used.

Basics of Concrete Surface Preparation
This course defines surface preparation for concrete through a brief review of the steps involved. It then provides an overview of the methods and the standards referenced when preparing concrete for installation of the coating/surfacing. It is an overview course that is designed to introduce those largely unfamiliar with concrete surface preparation to the techniques and terminology used.

Basics of Nonferrous Surface Preparation
This training describes those surface preparation techniques recommended for aluminum (Al) and stainless steel alloys and corrosion-resistant steel (CRES) through a brief review of the steps and processes involved. After completing this course, you'll recognize the basic steps in this process and what needs to be done to achieve the surface preparation specified by the job specification (contract). It is a brief course that is designed to introduce those largely unfamiliar with nonferrous surface preparation to the techniques and terminology used.

SSPC recertification programs available online: 
  • Bridge Coating Inspector (BCI) Recertification
  • CCI Concrete Coating Inspector Recertification
  • C12 Airless Spray Recertification
  • C13 Waterjetting Recertification
  • C14 Plural Component Recertification
  • C7 Abrasive Blast Cleaning Recertification
  • NAVSEA (NBPI) Basic Paint Inspector Training Recertification
  • Protective Coatings Inspector (PCI) Recertification 

To register for a course or a webinar exam, please go to:  http://www.sspc.org/training/course-schedule-search/

Questions about SSPC E-Learning Programs should be directed to:

Heather Stiner
Course Instructor
ext. 2224
stiner@sspc.org
Silvia Palmieri
Registrations and Recertifications
ext. 2201
palmieri@sspc.org

Outside the USA
Please call +1.412.281.2331 and use the extensions listed above.

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