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New and Upcoming Training Courses

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Can't make it to one of our public offerings? Let SSPC bring the courses to your doorstep! In an effort to accommodate our members, SSPC training courses can be brought to your job site or facility anywhere in the world. Pricing for onsite courses are based on the course type, number of participants, instructor travel and accommodation costs. 

Consider these benefits:
⦁ On-site trainings save your company money and provide you with increased scheduling flexibility.
⦁ Compare your on-site prices to the total cost of sending a group of people to various public offerings.   Typically, the economics favor on-site training when you have five or more attendees.
⦁ Select the on-site dates most convenient for your organization 

Public offering dates are listed below.


Industrial Coating Safety Management Training 
Nothing is more important on a jobsite than ensuring the safety of the workers. This new SSPC course provides the tools and knowledge needed to help contractors accomplish this goal on every job. The goal of this training program is to provide the Safety Director/Manager the necessary knowledge to manage corporate Safety and Health Programs and develop, implement and manage Safety and Health Plans at the project level. This three-day Instructor-Led Training (ILT) will provide participants with knowledge and skills necessary to manage a safety and health program in industrial painting operations. This course will be delivered in 17 units featuring lecture, participant engagement exercises and workshops.

Public Schedule:
Jan 14-16: SSPC 2018 Show, New Orleans, LA USA
Mar 13-15: Greenman-Pedersen, Inc., Grand Rapids, MI USA
May 22-24: SSPC Headquarters, Pittsburgh, PA USA
Oct 16-18: Greenman-Pedersen, Inc., Annapolis Junction, MD USA
Dec 4-6: SSPC Headquarters, Pittsburgh, PA USA



Coast Guard Basic Paint Inspector

SSPC’s coating inspector programs focus on the inspection of coatings applied to steel surfaces and concrete. The programs offer coatings professionals a new way to become certified as a coatings inspector. In the past, inspection students and their employers were subjected to several weeks of costly downtime and scattered travel to attend the training required to gain certification. SSPC has streamlined the process to five days plus one day of certification exams by focusing on the procedures and knowledge that are absolutely crucial to successful coatings inspection. The Coast Guard course is a five-day inspection course that was developed to train coatings inspectors in those duties and responsibilities involved in inspecting surface preparation and application for the U.S. Coast Guard.
Public Schedule:
Jan 8-12: Vigor Industrial LLC, Ketchikan, AK USA
Jan 13-17: SSPC 2018 Show, New Orleans, LA USA
Feb 5-9: The Sherwin-Williams Company, Norfolk, VA USA
Apr 9-13: Sponge-Jet, Inc., Newington, NH USA
Sept 10: Naval Coating, Inc., San Diego, CA USA
Oct 8-12: Vigor Industrial LLC, Seattle, WA USA


Thermal Spray Inspector

Want to become a Thermal Spray Coatings Inspector? This is the only place to get this unique type of certification. This program covers the inspection of thermal spray from pre-surface preparation through coating application. The classroom session consists of an eight-hour lecture and is supplemented by workshops in which students learn how to navigate the NAVSEA Standard Item on thermal spray and a DOT specification and complete a four-station exercise of common thermal spray inspection tests, including profile, film thickness, tensile pull-off and mandrel bend test.
Public Schedule:
Jan 17: SSPC 2018 Show, New Orleans, LA USA
Jan 31: Sponge-Jet, Inc., Newington, NH USA
Mar 16: KTA-Tator, Inc., St. Petersburg, FL USA
May 23: SSPC Training at Mega Rust 2018 Show, San Diego, CA USA
Nov 12: KTA-Tator, Inc., St. Petersburg, FL USA
Dec 14: Vigor Industrial LLC, Portland, OR USA

Fireproofing – NEW!

Over the years an increasing awareness of fireproofing requirements by code and building officials and specifiers has brought to light a definitive need for proper inspection of applied materials. Due to demands led by the passive fire protection industry, SSPC has developed an online fireproofing inspection course to meet these demands around the world. This course requires all candidates hold a recognized coating inspection level 1 certificate and have a strong understanding of surface preparation, anti-corrosion coatings and the use of a variety of inspection gauges and tools.

The course will also benefit personnel who have an interest in passive fire protection such as plant managers, asset owners, coating and fire protection suppliers etc. A certificate of completion will be issued if no formal coating inspection qualifications can be demonstrated.

Contact Jennifer Merck for more details on this program,


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