Training overview
2 days
From 1,700 USD
+ tax
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Course description


A two-day training class centered around conveying knowledge, adult learning, and how to navigate the Trainthepainter portal.

The SSPC Trainthepainter Program has 76 Coating Application, 25 Abrasive Blast Cleaning, and 15 Spray Painter lecture modules. The program also has 39 step-by-step hands on workshops, equating to approximately 80 hours of training material. These training modules map to our certification level exams. This includes CAS (level 1 and 2), C6, C7, and C12.

Course Content

  • Module 1 & 2: Applicator Module- 40 hours (5 days) including Health and Safety, Access Plant & Equipment, Surface Preparation, Coating Types, Coating Application, and Quality Control.
  • Module 3: Abrasive Blaster Module- 24 hours (3 days) including Introduction to Blasting, Health & Safety, Blast Media, Standards & Quality Control, Operational Procedures, and Process Control.
  • Module 4: Spray Painter Module- 16 hours (2 days) including Introduction to Spray Painting, Health & Safety, Paint Materials, Airless Spray Equipment, Conventional Spray, and Plural Component Spray.

Benefits of Trainthepainter

  • Meets QP standard for formal internal training
  • Meets SSPC ACS-1 standard
  • Written by industry experts
  • Material can be accessed online and offline via the training app
  • Real time updating of the curriculum, to keep up with all industry changes
  • Internationally recognized
  • Available in 9+ languages
  • Flexible training to fit your schedule
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Who should attend?

Program Options

Registered Company:

  • Contractors involved in shop and field surface preparation and coating application.
  • With an approved trainer, a contractor is able to deliver the training, in-house, to their employees.

Affiliate Organization:

  • These organizations are typically training providers who conduct education and assessment for other companies and individuals.


5 years/5,000 of industry experience (specific to blasting and spraying)
Level 2 Inspection Certification (PCI, CIP, iCorr, etc.)

Training Content

Supplementary Course Modules:

  • Metallic Coatings:Thermal Metal Spray for Corrosion Protection and Galvanizing
  • Intumescent Coatings:Both Thin Film and Thick Film Coatings
  • Concrete:The role that moisture plays, the importance of preparation, and inspection techniques used for concrete.
  • Environmental:VOCs and hazardous waste disposal methods
  • Coating Failures:Types of failures that mat be encountered in different stages of the process.
  • Management and Supervision:Requirements for suitable supervision for coating contracts
  • Offshore and Marine:Offshore construction and maintenance, dry docking procedures, and marine coating systems


$1,700 for up to 3 ($400 for each additional trainer)

Why choose SSPC?

Leading source of information in the protective coatings industry

Setting industry standards for 65+ years

Training and certification for professionals worldwide

About SSPC

SSPC - The Society for Protective Coatings

SSPC - The Society for Protective Coatings

SSPC - The Society for Protective Coatings was founded in 1950 as the Steel Structures Painting Council, a non-profit professional society concerned with the use of coatings to protect industrial steel structures. In 1997, the name of the association was...

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Average rating 4.5

Based on 2 reviews

Micah Morgan
Trainthepainter has a lot information and it is very great. There is a lot of information to be learned and I know for a fact the students have been enlightened and the information exchange is there.
Juan Caballero
The class went excellent , the students are very happy.
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