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Plural Component Application for Polyureas and High Solid Coatings- Certification Program (3 Days)

Level: Advance
3 Days/ 24 Hours, Includes Written Exam & Hands On Skills Assessment Exam
Class Times: 8:00 - 5:00
Member $995, Non-Member $1195
Credits: 1.5 CEU’s
Certification Term: 5 Years


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

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How to Register

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Providing Your Own Training?

Click here if you intend to provide your own training in preparation for the SSPC Certification Exam.

Scheduling & Proposals

To receive a proposal for scheduling at your facility, including price estimate, set-up requirements and an equipment list, please contact Jennifer Merck toll-free at (877) 281.7772, ext 2221 or by email at merck@sspc.org.


Click here to download the Certification Program experience requirements.

What happens if I do not meet the Prerequisites?

  • A student without the 800 hours of spraying experience or 400 hours of operating a plural component spray unit is allowed to take the Plural Component Application for Polyureas and High Solid Coatings training and exams.
  • The student would be sent a letter after the training stating that they took the training.
  • If the student without the experience passed the written and hands on exam, they would be allowed to submit a new experience form in the future (i.e., after they get the required hours of experience). This new experience form must be submitted within 1 year of the class date.
  • Once we receive this letter they would then take a Plural Component Application for Polyureas and High Solid Coatings online written exam. If they pass the exam with an 85% they will then be issued a wallet card from the date the exam was graded. The fee to take the exam is $250 for SSPC Members and $350 for non-members.
  • Before the student has the Plural Component Application for Polyureas and High Solid Coatings Certification, they would not be considered certified, but would be allowed to work under supervision of an individual with a Plural Component Application for Polyureas and High Solid Coatings certification to gain the required experience.
  • If they take the Plural Component Application for Polyureas and High Solid Coatings Training and fails the exam, they would have to re-take the class.

Cerfication Term & Renweal

All certified PCAC must recertify in the fifth year from their initial certification date.

Course Description

This course is designed to certify applicators in the application of protective coatings by airless spray using plural component spray equipment. The program focus is on the application of two component high solids, polyurethanes and polyurea coatings in a marine/industrial environment on steel or concrete.

Course Content

  • Introduction and overview of plural component spray technology
  • Equipment operational systems
  • Troubleshooting
  • Characteristics of plural component coatings
  • Applying touchup of single coat coatings by brush and/or roll

Benefits of Attending

To certify the competency of individuals who operate plural component spray equipment and those who spray protective coatings using such equipment.

After attending this course you will be able to:

  • Discuss the advantages of plural component spray technology
  • Describe a two component high solid, polyurethane and polyurea protective coating
  • Recognize the importance of when and how coatings are mixed on a plural component spray pump
  • Distinguish among the various methods of mixing: manual, at the gun, after the manifold
  • Apply plural component coatings to concrete and steel in a manner that meets the requirements of a given job specification

Course Format

Overview of Fundamentals (Classroom Session)

The classroom session consists of a 6-8 hour review of the fundamentals of plural component spray technology. The review will cover the fundamentals of the process of spraying two component coatings using airless plural component spray pumps (e.g., material ratio; material viscosity; mixing; ambient conditions for application and curing; product data sheets; material safety data sheets; spray technique); equipment operation; troubleshooting basics and lessons learned; coating materials appropriate for plural component spray; quality control basics.

Hands-On Assessment

The hands-on assessment requires each student to operate two different types of plural component pumps and explain their operations. Candidates must wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) during the hands on workshop and must be able to answer questions about troubleshooting in cases where things go wrong with the spray pump operation. In order to pass you must score a 90% or better.

Written Exam

There will be a written multiple-choice exam (25 questions). If a candidate fails an exam, he or she must retake the exam. A total of 70 points is required to pass the written exam.

Candidates wishing to achieve the the Certification and CEU's must attend all 24 hours of the program and pass the written exam with a score of 70% and the hands-on exam with a score of 90%.

Who Should Attend

Contractors, project supervisors, and craftworkers involved in applying plural component technology.

DoD Funded Training

Under the DoD Corrosion Prevention and Control Program, funding has been provided to train DoD, Army, Navy and Airforce personnel. For more information on how to take advantage of attending this course for free, contact Jennifer Merck at 877. 281.7772, ext 2221 or merck@sspc.org.


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