SSPC COATING APPLICATION SPECIALIST (CAS) CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

SSPC COATING APPLICATION SPECIALIST (CAS) CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

The SSPC Coating Application Specialist Certification Program is designed to certify those individual craft workers who have experience and training in all aspects of hands-on surface preparation and coating application of complex industrial and marine structures, according to the requirements of the SSPC Coating Application Specialist (CAS) Program. This certification program also meets the requirements of ISO 17024.

Description of CAS Level 1

This part of the CAS program consists of a one-hour written exam. Basic Level I qualification is intended for entry-level/trainee Application Specialists. Level 1 Application Specialists customarily work with and under the supervision of Level 2 and Level 3 Application Specialists.

Qualification Requirements: Level 1

  1. Successful completion of a skills assessment program (administered by the contractor or its designee) measuring essential employability skills: basic reading, writing and arithmetic, document use, and numeracy evaluated in the language of the workplace.
  2. Successful completion of an SSPC-administered written examination on good painting practices.

Exam Content

The SSPC Coating Application Specialist Level 1 exam consists of basic knowledge of industrial coatings and linings. The written exam consists of multiple choice questions. To receive a certificate and CEU’s you must attain a 70% or better score on the exam.

 

Special Note

Level 1 Qualification is not required to move on to the Level 2 Certification Exam.

 

Description CAS Level 2

SSPC Coating Application Specialist (CAS) Interim Certification Program, allows those in the current workforce the opportunity to realistically achieve certification during the next several years. It focuses directly on the needs of the Application Specialist and provides criteria for the education, training, experience, knowledge, and motor skills required to prepare and apply protective coatings to steel and concrete surfaces of complex industrial and marine structures.

 

Facility owners, contractors, or certifying agencies may use this program for certification of Application Specialists for other substrates or conditions, as considered appropriate.

 

SSPC has long recognized that the industrial painting industry is in need of a comprehensive craft worker training and certification program designed to create a readily available trained and qualified workforce that will meet ever-increasing facility owner demands for quality work completed safely. The industrial painting trade has become a highly technical profession with the introduction of more sophisticated coatings and the need for qualified craft workers is greater than ever.

 

Exam Content

The SSPC Coating Applicator Specialist Level 2 Certification Program requires passing a closed-book written exam drawn from the core areas of the SSPC Transition Plan Body of Knowledge:

  • Environmental, safety, and health
  • Surface Preparation
  • Coating Application
  • Equipment/Troubleshooting

The hands-on portion of the testing certifies proficiency in abrasive blasting and coating application using conventional or airless spray.
A minimum grade of 70% is required on the written exam and a minimum grade of 90% is required on the hands-on practical exam, in order for a painter to be considered for (CAS) certification.

Description Full Status

SSPC Coating Application Specialist (CAS) Interim Certification Program, allows those in the current workforce the opportunity to realistically achieve certification during the next several years. It focuses directly on the needs of the Application Specialist and provides criteria for the education, training, experience, knowledge, and motor skills required to prepare and apply protective coatings to steel and concrete surfaces of complex industrial and marine structures.

Facility owners, contractors, or certifying agencies may use this program for certification of Application Specialists for other substrates or conditions, as considered appropriate.

SSPC has long recognized that the industrial painting industry is in need of a comprehensive craft worker training and certification program designed to create a readily available trained and qualified workforce that will meet ever-increasing facility owner demands for quality work completed safely. The industrial painting trade has become a highly technical profession with the introduction of more sophisticated coatings and the need for qualified craft workers is greater than ever. Click to read SSPC Position Statement

Exam Content

The SSPC Coating Applicator Specialist Level 2 Certification Program requires passing a closed-book written exam drawn from the core areas of the SSPC ACS-1/NACE 13 Standard Body of Knowledge: :

  • Environmental, Safety, and Health
  • Surface Preparation
  • Coating Application
  • Equipment/Troubleshooting

The hands-on portion of the testing certifies proficiency in abrasive blasting and coating application using conventional or airless spray.

A minimum grade of 70% is required on the written exam and a minimum grade of 90% is required on the hands-on practical exam, in order for a painter to be considered for (CAS) certification.

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