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Basics of Nonferrous Surface Preparation eCourse

Level: Basic
Duration: 6-Hours, Includes Course Exam
Class Times: N/A
Cost: Member $195, Non-Member $295, Flex Points 3
Credits: 0.6 CEUs
Certification Term:

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

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Course Description

This training describes those surface preparation techniques recommended for aluminum (Al) and stainless steel alloys and corrosion-resistant steel (CRES) through a brief review of the steps and processes involved. After completing this course, you'll recognize the basic steps in this process and what needs to be done to achieve the surface preparation specified by the job specification (contract).

Course Content

  • Definitions, names, and types of stainless steel
  • Aluminum alloy surfaces
  • Pre-surface preparation
  • Surface preparation needs for AL and CRES
  • Surface preparation methods
  • Surface preparation standards and guidance
  • Surface preparation inspection methods and tests

Benefits of Completing This eCourse

After the completing this training, the student will be able to:

  • Select the most appropriate surface preparation methods for aluminum and stainless steel surface
  • Select the proper inspection methods for the prepared surfaces

Course Format

SSPC's Basics of Nonferrous Surface Preparation eCourse features 9 units as a series of web pages that students can access whenever it is convenient to them. After completing the 15-question exam online, students receive their final grade immediately.

How Often are the eCourses Offered?

SSPC eCourses start on the 15th of each month throughout the year. Students can work at their own pace over the 20-week period to complete the units. The actual time to complete the short course is 6 hours, but you have 20 weeks to complete the eight hours of material. The final exam is also completed online.

Who Should Attend

Anyone unfamiliar with nonferrous surface preparation work who wants to learn more about the techniques and terminology used.

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