Standards, technology reports, guides, and qualification procedures are the cornerstones of the SSPC mission. They serve to ensure the highest degree of quality, productivity, and safety in all facets and disciplines of the protective coatings industry. They are the basis for all training conducted globally by the organization. And they are developed through consensus collaboration of SSPC technical committee members who are recognized worldwide as the foremost subject matter experts in the industry.

Standards meet the needs of the protective coatings industry in the areas of surface preparation, abrasives, coatings and coating system materials performance and application, and contractor qualification. As innovations in technology and process drive the industry, new standards are developed and existing standards are revised or withdrawn in accordance with technical committee procedures.

Find a Standard

Does your project specify use of an SSPC standard? Are you unsure if an SSPC standard exists for your project?

Follow the instructions below to find and download a standard.


SSPC Members

SSPC members can download standards for free as a benefit of membership. To download a standard:

  1. Login to your SSPC account
  2. Go to the SSPC Market Place and add standards to your shopping cart
  3. Follow the checkout process. (Hint: If you only need standards, DO NOT add anything else to your cart.)
  4. Download your standards

Note: If you are only downloading standards, you will not be asked for a credit card. You can submit your order and download your PDFs immediately.

If you are purchasing other items, you will be asked for a credit card, however your standards will still be free.

Non-Members, General Public
  1. Create an account on
  2. Go to the SSPC MarketPlace and add standards to your shopping cart
  3. Follow the checkout process. Standards are $25 each. You will need a credit card for the purchase and your downloads will be available immediately.
  4. Download your standards.

Hint: Before purchasing a standard, if you join SSPC as in Individual Member first, you can go back into the system and download the standards for free.

For more information about accessing standards:
Please contact Aimée Beggs at

NOTE: To download or purchase a standard, you must either be an existing SSPC customer or register to create an account. Creating and account online does NOT constitute or obligate you to become an SSPC member.

For more information about SSPC standards, send email to Aimee Beggs at

SSPC Technical Committees

Committees are the foundation of SSPC Standards. Click the buttons below for more information…

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