PROTECTIVE COATINGS SPECIALIST (PCS)

SSPC’s Protective Coatings Specialist certification recognizes those individuals who demonstrate a broad depth of knowledge in the protective coatings industry. The PCS may be involved in specification writing or review, development or review of work plans, development or review of submittal documents, quality assurance, failure investigation, and repair recommendations.

Recent versions of the Unified Facilities Guide Specifications list the PCS as one of the QC Specialists designated to perform Special Inspections on the project.

QUICK FACTS

Level: Advanced
Duration: .5 day / 4 hours (includes written exam)
Class Times: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Cost: Member $500 | Non-member $700
Credits: N/A
Certification Term: 4 years
Prerequisites: Yes

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RECERTIFICATION

CERTIFICATION DESCRIPTION

The Protective Coatings Specialist certification program (PCS) identifies and awards recognition to individuals who have in-depth knowledge in the principles and practices of industrial coatings technology.

ABOUT THE PCS CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

Certification attests to the professional credibility of the coatings practitioner and raises the standards of the protective coatings profession.

PCS Certification demonstrates mastery in:

  • Assessment of coatings systems
  • Development of coatings specifications
  • Surface preparation and coatings applications
  • Economics of coatings
  • Contract planning and management
  • Coating failure analysis
  • Inspection

CORE COMPETENCIES

Applicants should understand the mechanisms and effects of corrosion for a variety of materials and be knowledgeable of the role coatings play in industrial corrosion control.

The prospective Protective Coatings Specialist should also exhibit competence in management and planning of contracts for new construction and maintenance painting, economic analysis, and implementation of environmental and safety regulations and controls.

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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Want to schedule the course at your facility? To receive a proposal for scheduling at your facility, including price estimate, set-up requirements, and an equipment list; click the icon to the left.
SSPC Training Courses are available through the several SSPC licensed training providers.
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Location
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Dates: 12/7/2019 - 12/7/2019
Event: Protective Coatings Specialist (PCS) Enrollment
Location: Leduc, AB Canada
Register By: 11/16/2019
Dates: 12/14/2019 - 12/14/2019
Event: Protective Coatings Specialist (PCS) Enrollment
Location: Irondale, AL USA
Register By: 11/23/2019
Dates: 3/14/2020 - 3/14/2020
Event: Protective Coatings Specialist (PCS) Enrollment
Location: Norfolk, VA USA
Register By: 2/22/2020
Dates: 4/4/2020 - 4/4/2020
Event: Protective Coatings Specialist (PCS) Enrollment
Location: Surrey, BC Canada
Register By: 3/14/2020
Dates: 5/16/2020 - 5/16/2020
Event: Protective Coatings Specialist (PCS) Enrollment
Location: South Boston, VA USA
Register By: 4/25/2020
Dates: 9/12/2020 - 9/12/2020
Event: Protective Coatings Specialist (PCS) Enrollment
Location: Hammond, IN USA
Register By: 8/22/2020
Dates: 10/17/2020 - 10/17/2020
Event: Protective Coatings Specialist (PCS) Enrollment
Location: Grand Rapids, MI USA
Register By: 9/26/2020
Dates: 11/14/2020 - 11/14/2020
Event: Protective Coatings Specialist (PCS) Enrollment
Location: Winnipeg, MB Canada
Register By: 10/24/2020
Dates: 12/5/2020 - 12/5/2020
Event: Protective Coatings Specialist (PCS) Enrollment
Location: Leduc, AB Canada
Register By: 11/14/2020
Dates: 12/12/2020 - 12/12/2020
Event: Protective Coatings Specialist (PCS) Enrollment
Location: Irondale, AL USA
Register By: 11/21/2020