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Basics of Estimating Industrial Coatings Projects

Level: Basic
Duration: 1 Day / 8 Hours, Includes Course Exam
Class Times: 8:00-5:00
Cost: Member $395, Non-member $595
Credits: 0.5 CEUs
Certification Terms: N/A
Prerequisites: No

Written Exam Retake Fee: $100 member; $200 non-member
Contact Dee Boyle to schedule
412.281.2331, Ext 2202 • boyle@sspc.org

Complete the Basics of Estimating course for a reduced rate of $150 at the following offering:

4/9/15: SSPC North Central Region Chapter at The Sherwin-Williams Company - Burnsville, MN

Please contact Nicole at lourette@sspc.org to register

For other offerings, please:

Click here to REGISTER

Course Description

This program covers the fundamentals of estimating industrial painting job costs including surface area calculations, labor and production rates, and equipment and material requirements.

Course Content

  • Surface Area Calculations
  • Labor Unit Costs
  • Labor Production Rates
  • Equipment Requirements
  • Materials


Benefits of Attending

After attending this course, you will be better able to:

  • Recognize basic estimating terminology
  • Identify factors that impact production rates
  • Perform those calculations required to estimate job costs 

Course Format

The class includes a lecture overview of estimating essentials combined with workshops. Each participant will receive a comprehensive manual that includes references for additional reading and copies of relevant handouts. A written multiple-choice exam is given at the conclusion of the course. To receive a certificate and CEUs, you must attend the entire course and attain a 70% or better score on the exam.


 Who Should Attend

The course is designed for those interested in learning the basics of estimating. Good candidates to attend are owners and contractors or their staff members responsible for job estimating.


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This course is recommended along with SSPC's:
Evaluating Common Coating Contract Clauses and
Project Management for the Industrial Painting Contractor

Approved Estimating Licensees

SSPC Training Courses are available through the following SSPC licensed training providers.