Who should attend
This course is recommended for technical personnel who work with protective coatings on a regular basis including:
- Recognize uses of coatings and linings, best practices, and external factors that influence their use
- Differentiate between organic and inorganic coatings
- Recognize the uses and benefits of convertible coatings
- Describe specialty coating types, advantages/disadvantages, and standards that govern them
- Discuss coating characteristics including the basic chemistry and unique characteristics that affect surface preparation and application needs
- Perform common test and qualification methods for liquid-applied coatings
- Recognize the chemistry of non-liquid and liquid applied coatings
- Describe the various types of tests performed on coatings and identify coating defects
- Recognize substrate surface preparation issues and industry standards, configuration types, and factors affecting their coating application
- Develop a complete and unambiguous coating specification
- Determine coating system selection goals, objectives, performance requirements, design engineered properties and trade-offs
- Select the appropriate test to determine the condition of the substrate
- Select the appropriate test to determine the condition of the existing protective coating system
There are no required prerequisites for this course.
Successful completion of the course is required to earn a certificate of course completion. Requirements are specific to each course and may include a combination of attendance, daily assessments, activities, quizzes, or knowledge checks. All certification and renewal applicants will be required to complete the NACE International ethics training program OR an equivalent training and provide proof of completion as part of the certification application or renewal process.
End of course exam
Successful completion of the written exam is required to earn a certificate of completion.