2019 Meeting | February 13, 2019 | Orlando, FL

2018 Meeting | January 17, 2018 | New Orleans, LA


The Disciplinary Action Criteria was updated in August 2015 with the following editorial clarifications:

  • The definition of affiliated company has been clarified in the note at the bottom of page 5.
  • The language about the informal conference has changed in Part V, Section G on page 7.
  • The language about Termination under Severe Critical Faults on the Table of Disciplinary Actions on page 11 has been clarified.
  • The note at the bottom of the Table of Disciplinary Actions on page 11 has been updated.

Download the revised DAC here: DAC August 2015


Contractor News is now available via the SSPC CoatingsConnect newsletter which is published quarterly online. Please access the newsletter via the link below.



The periodic 5-year review and revision of The SSPC/NACE Joint Applicator Certification Standard (SSPC-ACS 1/NACE No. 13) “Industrial Coating and Lining Application Specialist Qualification and Certification,” is underway. This standard provides criteria for the education, training, experience, knowledge, and skills required by an Application Specialist to prepare and apply protective coatings to steel and concrete surfaces of complex industrial structures.  This standard may be used for certification of Application Specialists for other substrates or conditions, as considered appropriate by facility owners, contractors, or certifying agencies. It is the basis for SSPC’s CAS program.

Draft revisions to this standard are being prepared by a joint task group comprised of SSPC and NACE members.  The proposed revisions will be balloted to consensus committees within NACE and SSPC. If you are interested in joining the SSPC committee reviewing this standard, please contact Aimée Beggs, SSPC Standards Development Specialist at 412-288-6042 or email

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SSPC QP Programs Brochure
An illustrated, full-color 8-page brochure that talks about the SSPC QP programs and how they benefit owners and contractors.

SSPC QP Programs Summary 
A single page that lists and describes the SSPC QP programs and the advantages of hiring SSPC certified companies.

PCCP Charter (2018 Update)

Current PCCP Advisory Committee Members

Contractors Company
Richard Capolupo Prime Coatings Inc.
Bob Cohan Atlas Painting & Sheeting
Steven E. Smith Superior Maintenance Co.
Robert Belisle JW Egan Painting
Steve Cogswell BAE Systems
Bruce Henley Brock Enterprises
Don Holle Abhe & Svoboda
Anthony Kavouris Atlantic Painting Company
Tom Kousisis Alpha Painting & Construction
Sergio Flores Cor-Ray Painting
Gabe Gonzales Vigor Industrial
Gary Manous Atsalis Bros Painting
Barry McCoy Surface Technologies
Brad Wildner Intech Contracting, LLC.
James Taylor Newport News Shipbuilding
Rick Smith Wheelblast, Inc.
Reagan Sabelhaus Sabelhaus West
Sam Scaturro Alpine Painting & Sandblasting Contractors
Scott Roystan Modern Protective Coatings
Les Phillips Phillips Industrial Service
Tom Schwerdt Texas DOT
Dan Zarate US Navy Facilities
Bill Campbell Campbell Consulting Service
Tony Serdenes GPI
Mitch Blum MB Environmental Consulting
Bob Murphy Sherwin Williams
FTI Apprenticeship/Training IUPAT
Robert Porto Finishing Trades Institute
Union / Labor
Angelo Serse IUPAT
SSPC – Ex Officio
Kevin LaRue SSPC Director of Technical Services
Henry Arato SSPC QP Certification Program Manager