Aerospace Coating Application Specialist Certification (ACAS)

Aerospace Coating Application Specialist
2 Day Course
5 Year Certification Term

Aerospace Coating Application Specialist Certification (ACAS)

The Aerospace 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 to surfaces of aircraft structures, according to the requirements of the Aerospace Coating Application Specialist (ACAS) Program.

Upcoming Courses

Who should apply  |  Course learning objectives

How to achieve certification

  1. Meet work experience requirement

    2 years (minimum 2,000 hours) experience working in the aerospace industry

    Successful completion of Aerospace Maintainer Coating Application Training (AERO MAIN)

  2. Enroll and complete course requirements

    Register for an Aerospace Coating Application Specialist Certification (ACAS) offering

    Note: Registering for this course includes the hands-on certification exam

  3. Ensure all prerequisite forms are filled out and returned to AMPP

    ACAS Prerequisite Form

Start Your Journey

Prerequisites

The following are examples of courses that would qualify:

In order to achieve ACAS certification, you must meet the following prerequisites:

  • Take the training program listed above.
  • Provide documentation of 2 years (minimum 2,000 hours) experience working in the aerospace industry.
  • Pass the ACAS hands-on exam with a 90% or greater

Please download the application/prerequisite form.

Who Should Attend

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

Exam Content

The Aerospace Coating Application Specialist Certification Program requires passing the hands-on exam that certifies proficiency in surface preparation and coating application using HVLP or Electrostatic spray. Candidates must wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) during the hands-on session and must be able to answer questions about troubleshooting if things go wrong with the surface preparation process, equipment, or spray pot.

A minimum grade of 90% is required on the hands-on, practical exam in order for a painter to be considered for ACAS certification.

Note: There is no written exam.

Course format

The classroom session consists of a 6-8 hour review of the fundamentals of plural component spray technology. The review will cover the fundamentals of the process of spraying two component coatings using airless plural component spray pumps (e.g., material ratio, material viscosity, mixing, ambient conditions for application and curing, product data sheets, material safety data sheets, spray technique), equipment operation, troubleshooting basics and lessons learned, coating materials appropriate for plural component spray, and quality control basics.

The hands-on assessment requires each student to operate two different types of plural component pumps and explain their operations. Candidates must wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) during the hands-on workshop and must be able to answer questions about troubleshooting in cases where things go wrong with the spray pump operation. In order to pass, you must score 90% or better.

There will be a written, multiple-choice exam (25 questions). If a candidate fails, he or she must retake the exam. A total of 70 points is required to pass the written exam. Candidates wishing to achieve the Certification and CEUs must attend all 24 hours of the program and pass the written exam with a score of 70% and the hands-on exam with a score of 90%.

Upcoming courses

View Upcoming Courses