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Prerequisites for Surface Preparation and Paint Application for Power Tool Cleaning Operators and Brush and Roll Paint Applicators (C6)

  • Students wishing to achieve the C6 Certification must pass the written and hands-on exams.
  • Each student must also obtain written confirmation from his or her employer's human resource manager that the student has done a minimum of 150 documented hours experience in hand and power tool surface preparation and brush and roller coating application in an industrial or marine environment prior to qualifying for the C6 Certification.
  • The written multiple-choice exam is worth a maximum of 100 points. The hands-on evaluation is also worth a maximum of 100 points. Candidates wishing to achieve the C6 Certification and CEUs must attend all 16 hours of the certification and pass the written exam with a score of 70% and the hands-on exam with a score of 90%.

The following items must be submitted to SSPC no later than two weeks before the scheduled course:

Send to:
SSPC Training Coordinator
800 Trumbull Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15205-4365
Phone: 412-281-2331 x2204
Fax: 412-444-3593
Email: prereqs@sspc.org


Please note: In order to be eligible for C6 Certification Program, the pre-requisite form must be completed and signed by your HR Manager and given to SSPC two weeks prior to the course start date. Failure to fill out the form truthfully, or any instance of providing inaccurate information, will result in immediate denial or revocation of the C6 Certification. Failure to cooperate with the program instructors, or properly prepare for the hands-on Certification session, will also be grounds for denial of Certification.