Training Courses

The training courses listed below will be offered at SSPC 2017. 

Information and complete descriptions of the courses can be found at

• Registration for all SSPC Training Courses must be done separately from the SSPC 2017 conference registration.
• To register, contact Nicole Lourette at: or go to and register there.(Note: when you get to the registration page, make sure to choose Jan. under “All Dates”, and Location under “Organize By”. This way you can view all the SSPC 2017 training courses.)
• Classes run from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM except PCI which is 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM daily, and PA 2 and Estimating that run from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

DoD/CPO funding is available for SSPC training & certification courses for the following personnel:
1.    DoD

2.    Army
3.    Navy
4.    Air Force
5.    Marine Corps
6.    Coast Guard
•    Funding is on a first-come, first-served basis.
•    Only the cost of the course and exam are funded under the contract.
•    Other costs, such as labor/travel/per diem, etc., are to be covered by the activity.
•    Contact Jennifer Merck, or 412-288-6040 to get approval for the DoD Funding.


Course Name Begins Ends
Abrasive Blasting Program (C7) 2/2/17 2/3/17
Basics of Estimating Industrial Coatings Projects 1/29/17 1/29/17
Bridge Coatings Inspector Program (BCI) 1/26/17 1/31/17
Coating Application Specialist Certification Program (CAS) 1/29/17 1/30/17
Coating Application Specialist Refresher (CAS REF) 1/28/17 1/28/17
Concrete Coating Inspector Program (CCI) 1/26/17 1/31/17
Evaluating Common Coating Contract Clauses (CONTRACT) 1/30/17 1/30/17
Fundamentals of Protective Coatings (C1) 1/27/17 1/31/17
Inspecting Containment (CONTAINMENT) 2/1/17 2/1/17
Inspection Planning and Documentation (INSPEC PLAN) 1/29/17 1/30/17
Lead Paint Removal (C3) 1/28/17 1/31/17
Lead Paint Removal Refresher (C5) 1/30/17 1/30/17
Planning and Specifying Industrial Coatings Projects (C2) 1/27/17 1/31/17
Project Management for the Industrial Painting Contractor (PRO MGMT) 1/31/17 2/1/17
Protective Coatings Inspector Program (PCI) 1/26/17 2/1/17
Protective Coatings Specialist (PCS) Program 2/1/17 2/1/17
Using SSPC PA 2 Effectively (PA 2) 2/1/17 2/1/17


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