The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER; Gainesville, FL) has announced that the Center and NACE International have developed a training and certification program for industrial coating and lining application.
The joint program was created to support the requirements for qualification and certification of an industrial coating and lining application specialist as specified in the joint standard, SSPC-ACS 1/NACE No. 13, developed by SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE.
The NCCER/NACE Industrial Coating and Lining Application Specialist Training and Certification Program has three training and certification levels as well as a level covering eight specialty topics. Level One includes material from NCCER’s Core Curriculum for basic construction-related training. The supporting assessment for Level One will be released the first quarter of 2010. The second level of training is slated for release in the summer of 2010 and the supporting assessment is planned for release in the fall of 2010. Level Three and the specialty topics level are expected to be released in 2011, according to NCCER.
NCCER is a non-profit education foundation created by the construction industry to develop standardized curriculum with portable credentials and to help address the skilled construction workforce shortage. NACE is a non-profit technical association focusing on corrosion prevention.
For details about the program, visit www.nccer.org.