Take charge of your career and build a foundation in quality control in the industrial coatings industry with this eCourse through SSPC University. As your company grows, this class will provide tools that build upon your knowledge and experience and take you in new directions of program and group management.


Level: Intermediate
Duration: 16 week semester (includes online written exam)
Class Times: N/A
Cost: Member $420 | Non-member $620 |  Flex Points 6
Credits: 1.5 CEUs
Certification Term: N/A
Prerequisites: No



This course is designed to provide training in quality management for SSPC-Certified contractor personnel, Technical Quality Managers (TQM), and inspectors employed by SSPC-QP 5 inspection firms. It provides an overview of the quality management aspects of surface preparation, paint, coatings, and inspection operations that a Quality Control Supervisor (QCS) needs to know to ensure delivery of a quality product to customers. It is highly recommended that students attending the QCS course have recent inspection training (SSPC PCI, NBPI, or BCI) or equivalent formal training and also have some quality control experience.


  • Introduction
  • Quality systems
  • QCS qualifications and requirements
  • Training and qualifications
  • Technical resources
  • Quality manuals and procedures
  • Documentation and data control
  • Calibration programs
  • Contract document and specification review
  • Work plans and process control procedures
  • Inspection plans
  • Inspection reports
  • Internal audits
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