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Project Management for the Industrial Painting Contractor (PRO MGMT)

Level: Basic
Duration: 2 Days (16 Hours)
Includes: Written Exam
Class Times: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost: Member - $620, NonMember - $820
Credits: 1.5 CEUs
Certification Term: n/a
Prerequistes: No

How to Register:

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Course Description

This course offers a fundamental introduction to those project management concepts used on industrial painting projects. Those new to or interested in becoming project managers in industrial painting can learn more about:

  • Generating new business
  • Reviewing contracts
  • Navigating employee relations
  • Building safety into the job

Economics and other issues that may have legal and financial implications for the project are also covered and “hands-on” exercises in the complex challenges of bid formats, project coordination on the job-site, and risk planning are featured. Project Management for the Industrial Painting Contractor is not a source of legal or financial advice and it doesn't advocate a “set format” for running a business, but it does provide attendees with those basic skills required to run jobs more smoothly and profitably in the future.

Course Content

Module 1: Introduction to Project Management

  • What is Project Management?
  • Definition of a Project
  • Role of the Project Manager in Industrial Painting

Module 2: Initiating a Project

  • Project Lifecycle
  • Where do Projects Come From?
  • Bidding Pitfalls

Module 3: Project Planning

  • Schedule
  • Contract Checklist
  • Resources
  • Communications
  • Risk Mitigation
  • Quality
  • Customer Acceptance

Module 4: Project Execution

  • Establishing the Project Team
  • Communicating Project Parameters
  • Employee Relations
  • Cost Tracking
  • Risk Management
  • Project Acceptance and Close-out

Benefits of Attending

After attending this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the properties of a project
  • Differentiate between a project and a process
  • Define the project lifecycle
  • Define the concept of project management
  • Recognize the project manager’s role in the industrial painting industry
  • Recognize various sources of business
  • Discuss the value of customer service
  • Recognize important elements of bid documents
  • Define different bid/contract formats
  • Apply historical cost and resource considerations to the bidding process
  • Identify the interaction among scope, time, and cost
  • Develop a project plan
  • Develop a basic project schedule
  • Identify & assess risks
  • Determine the impact of working safely
  • Assemble an effective project team
  • Communicate project parameters effectively
  • Manage project employee relations
  • Assess and manage project risks
  • Effectively close out a project

Course Format

Students and instructor discuss all aspects of successful project management from identifying potential jobs and navigating the bidding process through planning, execution, and acceptance and close-out. This is supplemented by workshops that sample key issues project managers face every day. The afternoon of Day 2 is devoted to a multi-part exam in which participants demonstrate what they’ve learned in the classroom by resolving a “real-world” project management scenario.To receive a certificate and CEUs you must attend all 16 hours of the course and attain a 70% or better score on the exam.


Evaluating Common Coating Contract Causes (CONTRACT) and Quality Control Supervisor (QCS) are strongly recommended as a prerequisite for anyone taking this course.

Who Should Attend

SIndustrial and commercial painting contractor project managers, quality managers, and contractor supervisory level personnel with prior exposure to contract management and project planning.

DoD Funded Training

Under the DoD Corrosion Prevention and Control Program, funding has been provided to train DoD, Army, Navy, Airforce and Coast Guard personnel in SSPC's PRO MGMT Course. For more information on how to take advantage of attending this course for free, click here.

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

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