The SSPC Coating Application Specialist Certification Program is designed to certify those individual craft workers who have experience and training in all aspects of hands-on surface preparation and coating application of complex industrial and marine structures, according to the requirements of the SSPC Coating Application Specialist (CAS) Program. This certification program also meets the requirements of ISO 17024. Facility owners, contractors, or certifying agencies may use this program for certification of Application Specialists for other substrates or conditions, as considered appropriate.
The SSPC Coating Application Specialist Level 1 exam consists of basic knowledge of industrial coatings and linings
The SSPC Coating Application Specialist Level 2 certification program requires passing a closed-book written exam drawn from the core areas of SSPC’s Transition Plan. “Body of Knowledge”:
- Environmental, Safety, and Health
- Surface Preparation
- Coating Application
The hands-on portion of the testing certifies proficiency in abrasive blasting and coating application using conventional or airless spray. A minimum grade of 70% is required on the written exam and a minimum grade of 90% is required on the hands-on, practical exam in order for a painter to be considered for (CAS) certification.