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Training & Certification


Level: Basic
Duration: 3 Days (24 Hours)
Includes: Written Exam
Class Times: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost: Member - $695, NonMember - $895
Credits: 2.4 CEUs
Certification Term: n/a
Prerequistes: No

How to Register:

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Course Description

The objective of this course is to support corrosion prevention and control during the sustainment life cycle of the Department of Defense systems. The course familiarizes aerospace maintainers with corrosion mitigation and coating application practices through multiple workshops and problem-solving exercises.

Course Content

  • Corrosion Basics and Control
  • Safety
  • Surface preparation
  • Coating types and application

Benefits of Attending

After attending this course, you will be able to:

  • Define common types of corrosion.
  • Recognize how the environment contributes to corrosion.
  • Explain how the selection of materials can impact the extent of corrosion.
  • Describe how a coating protects aircraft.
  • Identify specific information on the manufacturer’s product data sheet (PDS) and safety data sheet (SDS).
  • Recognize and identify those hazards described by Hazard Communication Safety (HCS) labels.
  • Employ proper surface preparation methods before painting aircraft.

Course Format

This course features modules, workshops, and quizzes. Day 3 of the course features a hands-on workshop in surface preparation and coating application. At the end of the course, a 25-question multiple-choice final examination is given. In addition to completing all of the course modules, a passing grade of 70% or higher is needed on the final exam to receive a certificate of completion and CEUs.

What is the Next Step after I Complete the Aerospace Maintainer Course?

The Aerospace Maintainer Coating Application Training can fulfill the training requirement for the SSPC Aerospace Coating Application Specialist (ACAS) Certification Program. Information on the ACAS program can be found here

Who Should Attend

Service men/women who perform maintenance and repair work on military aircraft.

DoD Funded Training

Under the DoD Corrosion Prevention and Control Program, funding has been provided to train DoD, Army, Navy, and Air Force personnel in this course. For more information on how to take advantage of attending this course for free, click here.


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