SSPC Paint Application Standard No. 2 (SSPC-PA 2), Procedure for Determining Conformance to Dry Coating Thickness Requirements, is one of the most frequently specified standards for frequency and acceptability of dry film thickness measurements. In this course, learn accuracy and operation of PA 2 Gauges and how to calculate if a project is in conformance.

*Now available in Spanish!


Level: Intermediate
Duration: .5 days / 6 hours (includes written exam)
Class Times: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Cost: Member $250 | Non-member $350
Credits: 0.5 CEUs
Certification Term: N/A
Prerequisites: No
Languages: English, Spanish

Coming Soon in 2020!


This half-day workshop summarizes and explains the key highlights of SSPC-PA 2: Measurement of Dry Coating Thickness with Magnetic Gages. Students will learn to verify the accuracy of a DFT magnetic gage, measure the DFT of a coating with Type 1 or Type 2 gage, and describe and implement the procedure to determine if the film thickness in a given area conforms to the maximum and minimum levels specified.


  • Introduction to the standard and key definitions
  • Gauge types and principles for use
  • Calibration and verification of accuracy
  • Measurement
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