SSPC CAS to C7 / C12 equivalency
Note 1: A craft-worker that is SSPC Coating Application Specialist (CAS Level II) Certified is considered to have met and exceeded the qualifications of an individual who is SSPC C7 or SSPC C12 Certified or both.
Note 2: Candidates who took their C7 and C12 hands on exam after January 1, 2012, may substitute their C7 and C12 hands on exam results for the CAS Level II hands on blaster and sprayer exam if they have achieved a score of 90% or greater on each exam.
Note 3: At this time the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) does not accept CAS as an equivalent to C7 or C12.
Note 4: Candidates who took their C7 and C12 hands on exam before January 1, 2012, and scored a 90% can still substitute their hands on exam results for the CAS hands on exam. But the candidates would have to retake the CAS hands on exam at their three-year recertification date.