Five industrial coatings professionals recently became certified SSPC Protective Coatings Specialists (PCS) after taking the PCS exam in Dubai.
The newly certified specialists are Mohamed Ali El Hamalawi of Cairo, Egypt; Mohamed Said Mohamed Abdel Aziz of Terga, Algeria; Buddhadeb Duari of West Bengal, India; Hesham Abd El Naby Mohamed Haggag of Doha, Qatar; and Kamal Mohamed El Sayed of Abu Dhabi, UAE.
SSPC’s PCS Certification recognizes industrial coating professionals for their extensive knowledge in the principles and practices specific to industrial coatings technology. Each coatings professional is evaluated on his or her mastery of coatings type, surface preparation, coatings application and inspection, contract planning/management, development of specifications, and the economics of protective coatings.
To become a certified PCS, each professional is first evaluated for his or her education and work experience to determine the extent of training to be completed prior to the exam. The training courses are SSPC-C1, Fundamentals of Protective Coatings for Industrial Structures, and SSPC-C2, Specifying and Managing Protective Coating Projects. The final step is the comprehensive examination.
For information about SSPC's certification programs: www.sspc.org.