FUNDAMENTALS OF PROTECTIVE COATINGS (C1)*

The Fundamentals of Protective Coatings course was designed to provide a comprehensive overview for those new to the protective coatings industry or those needing a refresher. By taking this course you are setting yourself up to become an expert; taking on the most difficult assignments and troubleshooting when problems arise.

* Online course now available in Spanish!

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Duration: 5 days / 40 hours (includes course exam)
Class Times: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Cost: Member $1,020 | Non-member $1,220
Credits: 3.8 CEUs
Certification Term: N/A
Prerequisites: No

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Level: Basic
Duration: 16 week semester (includes online written exam)
Class Times: N/A
Cost: Member $845 | Non-member $1,045 | Flex Points 15
Credits: 3.8 CEUs
Certification Term: N/A
Prerequisites: No
Languages: English, Spanish

SSPC’s on-demand eCourses are ideal for students unable to attend a regular, public offering. Our eCourses feature the same units that are used in onsite classes but are available completely online over a 16-week period, allowing students to complete each component at their own pace.

eCOURSE – ENGLISH
eCOURSE – SPANISH

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course provides a practical and comprehensive overview for those who are new to the protective coatings industry. It is also an ideal refresher for reviewing the fundamentals of corrosion and the use of coatings as a protective mechanism against corrosion and deterioration of industrial structures.

COURSE CONTENT

  • Corrosion and corrosion control
  • Coating types and their mechanisms and protection
  • Surface preparation for painting
  • Application of coatings
  • Inspection and quality control
  • Coatings for steel structures
  • Coating degradation, defects, and failures
  • Coating of concrete surfaces
  • Safety in painting operations

NEXT STEP AFTER I COMPLETE THE AEROSPACE MAINTAINER COURSE

C1 fulfills part of your training requirement for SSPC Protective Coatings Specialist (PCS) Certification. All students interested in pursuing PCS Certification, having less than 15 years coatings experience, must take the C1 Exam and the C2 Course prior to applying to sit for PCS exam. Individuals who are unfamiliar with the fundamentals of coatings technology should consider taking C1 prior to C2.
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.
SSPC’s training and certifications are recognized by several agencies both internationally and domestically.
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SSPC Training Courses are available through the several SSPC licensed training providers.
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Dates: 11/4/2019 - 11/8/2019
Event: Fundamentals of Protective Coatings (C1)
Location: Chesapeake, VA USA
Register By: 11/1/2019
Dates: 11/8/2019 - 11/17/2019
Event: Fundamentals of Protective Coatings (C1)
Location: Edmonton, AB Canada
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Dates: 1/30/2020 - 2/3/2020
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Location: Long Beach, CA USA
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Dates: 2/24/2020 - 2/28/2020
Event: Fundamentals of Protective Coatings (C1)
Location: South Boston, VA USA
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Dates: 3/2/2020 - 3/6/2020
Event: Fundamentals of Protective Coatings (C1)
Location: Surrey, BC Canada
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Dates: 3/16/2020 - 3/20/2020
Event: Fundamentals of Protective Coatings (C1)
Location: Irondale, AL USA
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Dates: 3/23/2020 - 3/27/2020
Event: Fundamentals of Protective Coatings (C1)
Location: Santa Fe Springs, CA USA
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Dates: 4/13/2020 - 4/17/2020
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Location: Phoenix, AZ USA
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Dates: 5/11/2020 - 5/15/2020
Event: Fundamentals of Protective Coatings (C1)
Location: Pittsburgh, PA USA
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Dates: 9/14/2020 - 9/18/2020
Event: Fundamentals of Protective Coatings (C1)
Location: Grand Rapids, MI USA
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Dates: 10/12/2020 - 10/16/2020
Event: Fundamentals of Protective Coatings (C1)
Location: Santa Fe Springs, CA USA
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Dates: 10/19/2020 - 10/23/2020
Event: Fundamentals of Protective Coatings (C1)
Location: Winnipeg, MB Canada
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Dates: 11/2/2020 - 11/6/2020
Event: Fundamentals of Protective Coatings (C1)
Location: Leduc, AB Canada
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Dates: 11/2/2020 - 11/6/2020
Event: Fundamentals of Protective Coatings (C1)
Location: Norfolk, VA USA
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