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Basics of Estimating Industrial Coatings Projects (EST)

Level: Basic
Duration: 1 Day (8 Hours)
Includes: Written Exam
Class Times: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Cost: Member - $395, NonMember - $595
Credits: 0.75 CEU's
Certification Term: n/a
Prerequistes: No

How to Register

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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% on the exam.


  • This course is recommended, along with SSPC's Evaluating Common Clauses in Coatings Contracts, for those taking SSPC's Project Management for the Industrial Painting Industry course.

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.

Written Exam Retake Fee: $100 member; $200 non-member

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Approved Estimating Licensees

SSPC Training Courses are available through SSPC licensed training providers.