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DoD Training

SSPC Training/Certification Courses - Covered by DoD Funding

DoD-Allied Nations Technical Corrosion Conference

-Course: SSPC Developing an Effective Coating Specification Training Program

-Date: Nov 15, 2015

-Deadline to Register: Oct 23, 2015


The Department of Defense is conducting the 2015 DoD-Allied Nations
Technical Corrosion Conference at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown,
Pittsburgh, PA on November 16-20, 2015. It is the preeminent conference
focused solely on corrosion and is a key enabler for the corrosion and
sustainment community. It is the only forum sponsored and conducted by the
Office of the Secretary of Defense that specifically addresses corrosion.


SSPC will be holding the training course on Nov 15th at the
Wyndham Grand Hotel and the course is DoD funded for military personnel.
Non military personnel can still register for the course, they would just
have to pay the course fee to attend.

If you would like to register, please do so ASAP!

There are only 20 slots reserved for the course.

Contact Jennifer Merck at merck@sspc.org to request the DoD Training Registration Form to fill out if you are military personnel.

If you are non military personnel, the cost of the class is $395 for SSPC Members and $595 for Non Members.

Contact Jennifer Merck at merck@sspc.org to request the Training Registration Form to fill out.


DoD funding can be used by the following personnel for SSPC Training/Certification Courses:

  1. DoD
  2. Army
  3. Navy
  4. Air Force
  5. Marine Corps
  6. Coast Guard

Under the DoD program, approved personnel can register for SSPC coatings training courses and have the cost of the course covered by the funding.

The DoD contract runs from October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016.

Please send an e-mail to Jennifer Merck at merck@sspc.org on how to take apply for the funding.

Additional Info:

- Funding is on a first come first serve basis. Classes are expected to fill up quickly so reserve your slot early.

- Deadline to register for all classes is 21 days before the course start date.

- Travel and incidental costs (lodging, per diem, etc) are not covered by the funding.

- Only the cost of the course and exam are funded under the contract.

- The funding is being provided by the DoD Corrosion Policy and Oversight Office.


Available courses include:

Abrasive Blasting Program (C7)
Aerospace Coating Application Specialist Certification Program (ACAS) 
Applicator Train-the-Trainer Program (ATT)
Applicator Training Basics (ATB) eCourse
Basics of Concrete Surface Preparation eCourse
Basics of Estimating Industrial Coatings Projects (EST)
Basics of Nonferrous eCourse
Basics of Steel Surface Preparation eCourse
Bridge Coatings Inspector Program (BCI) Level 1
Bridge Coatings Inspector Program (BCI) Level 2
Coating Application Specialist Certification Program (CAS) Level 2
Coating Application Specialist Certification Program (CAS) Level 1
Coating Application Specialist Refresher (CAS REF)
Concrete Coating Inspector Program (CCI) Level 1
Concrete Coating Inspector Program (CCI) Level 2
Developing an Effective Coating Specification (DEV CTG SPEC)
Evaluating Common Coating Contract Clauses (CONTRACT)
Floor Coating Basics (C10)
Fundamentals of Protective Coatings (C1)
Fundamentals of Protective Coatings (C1) eCourse
Inspection Planning and Documentation (INSPEC PLAN)
Lead Paint Removal (C3)
Lead Paint Removal Refresher (C5) 
Lead Paint Worker Safety (WORKER)
Marine Coatings (MARINE)
Marine Coatings eCourse
Marine Plural Component Program (MPCAC, C14)
Natural and Accelerated Weathering of Coatings (WEATHER)
Navigating NAVSEA Standard Item 009-32 (009-32)
NAVSEA Basic Paint Inspector (NBPI)
Planning and Specifying Industrial Coatings Projects (C2) 
Planning and Specifying Industrial Coatings Projects (C2) eCourse
Plural Component Application for Polyureas and High Solid Coatings (PLURAL) Tech Level 
Plural Component Application for Polyureas and High Solid Coatings (PLURAL) Cert Level 
Project Management for the Industrial Painting Contractor (PRO MGMT)
Protective Coatings Inspector Program (PCI) Level 1
Protective Coatings Inspector Program (PCI) Level 2
Protective Coatings Inspector Program (PCI) Level 3
Protective Coatings Inspector Program (PCI) Online
Protective Coatings Inspector 1-Day Workshop (PCI WS)
Protective Coatings Specialist (PCS) Program
Quality Control Supervisor (QCS) 
Quality Control Supervisor (QCS) eCourse
Spray Application Program (C12)
Thermal Spray Training (THERMAL)
Using SSPC PA 2 Effectively (PA 2)
Water Jetting Program (C13)
Recertification - Contact Silvia Palmieri at palmieri@sspc.org.

For further information or to register for a course, please contact Jennifer Merck at 1.877.281.7772 x2221 or merck@ sspc.org.