Planning and Specifying Industrial Coatings Projects (C2)


Planning and Specifying Industrial Coatings Projects (C2) eCourse

The C2 eCourse is designed to provide an overview of the principles of planning, awarding, and monitoring the quality of new construction or maintenance coating projects. After completing this training program, students will be familiar with tools to develop effective coating projects and play a more active role in managing painting projects to successful completion.

This course includes downloadable job aids, learning activities, and knowledge check questions throughout each module.

Who should attend

Contractors, engineers, inspectors, consultants, facility owners, technical services, and sales reps.

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Learning objectives

After attending this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the issues in managing a coatings project, including different types of contracts, specifications, standards, coating selection, and the roles of project participants
  • Describe the difference between corrective and preventive action
  • Recognize the Owner’s role in monitoring the Contractor’s Quality Management System
  • Identify the key considerations when planning a new construction coating project, a maintenance coating project and a repair coating project
  • Analyze and prepare a quality coating specification
  • Outline the factors that influence initial coating costs
  • Estimate accurately in project cost analysis
  • Calculate life-cycle costs of a coating project
  • Identify the requirements of an effective instrument calibration program
  • Describe the different types of coating failure and their causes
  • Explain the failure analysis process
  • Discuss safety and environmental concerns for Owners and Contractors

Course completion

To receive a training Certificate of Completion and professional development hours (PDHs) students must successfully complete the entire course, including all workshops and knowledge checks.

Additional information

Attendees of this course are assumed to have completed Fundamentals of Protective Coatings (C1) or an equivalent body of knowledge. C2 is not an introductory course and does not review the material contained in C1. Download a self-assessment checklist to determine your grasp of these fundamental topics. If you do not have a working knowledge of most of these topics, you should consider taking C1 prior to C2.

8 Hours
8.0 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)


There are no prerequisites to attend this course.


It is recommended that you take Fundamentals of Protective Coatings (C1) Course.

Related courses

Fundamentals of Protective Coatings (C1) Course

SSPC Protective Coatings Specialist Certification