SSPC Trainthepainter is an innovative and unique coating applicator training program which has been written and developed by industry experts. The training material covers all aspects of surface preparation and coating application.


Level: Basic
Duration: 36 hours over 16 week semester (includes online written exam)
Class Times: N/A
Cost: Member $675 | Non-member $945 | Flex Points: N/A
Credits: 3.2 CEUs
Certification Term: N/A
Prerequisites: No
Languages: English, Spanish, and Portuguese


Pricing shown here is an introductory special. The cost is 20% off the normal member rate and 10% off the normal non-member rate.

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Course Description

The eCourse delivers extensive training on 76 units, for those who are new to the protective coatings industry, and can serve as a refresher for a seasoned craftworker. The curriculum covers the importance of proper surface preparation to help prevent corrosion and coating systems failures.

Course Content

  • Health and Safety
  • Access, Plant and Equipment
  • Surface Preparation
  • Coating Types
  • Coating Application
  • Quality Control

Top 5 reasons to take SSPC’s new craftworker eCourses:

  • Due to the current situation with COVID-19 that requires many people to work remotely, Superintendents/Foremen can have their craftworkers take these online courses as a refresher or to learn basic surface preparation and coating application. Please Note: SSPC C7 and C12 do not require a formal training prerequisite, but these TTP eCourses are good preparation to taking C7 and C12
  • Take these three courses to get 56 hours of formal training, that can go towards a craftworker’s required formal training hours needed to renew their CAS certification.
  • Take advantage of the introductory special pricing. The cost is 20% off the normal member rate and 10% off the normal non-member rate.
  • Anyone in the world can take these online classes and they are available in three languages: English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
  • SSPC craftworker training programs are the first across-the-board standard for industrial painters used throughout the industry, and our long track-record of success and wide acceptance of our programs is proof of that!
Under the DoD Corrosion Prevention and Control Program, funding has been provided for certain courses to train DoD, Army, Navy, and Air Force personnel. For more information on how to take advantage of attending a course for free, click the icon to the left.
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