Free SSPC training in specifying, inspection, coatings removal, abrasive blasting and other topics is now available to military personnel under a new contract with the Department of Defense corrosion office.
DOD’s Corrosion Prevention and Control Program is providing the funds, which are available to DOD, Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and NASA personnel for training in the fundamentals of surface preparation and protective coatings.
Department of Defense Corrosion Prevention and Control Program
|NAVSEA Basic Paint Inspector is one of 34 SSPC courses underwritten by a training grant from the Defense Department’s Corrosion Prevention and Control Program.|
Students may choose from 34 SSPC courses related to various aspects of protective coatings projects.
The wide-ranging course offerings include Abrasive Blast Cleaning, Planning and Specifying Protective Coatings, Lead Paint Removal, Marine Coatings, Project Management, Airless Spraying, Water Jetting, NAVSEA Basic Paint Inspector, and Bridge Coatings Inspector Program. Several e-courses are also available.
Requirements and Contacts
The funding covers the cost of the course, exam, required materials and registration. The funds may not be used for travel and other expenses.
Funding is available on a first-come, first-served basis, and registration is required 21 days before the course start date.
The contract took effect Oct. 1 and runs through Oct. 30, 2014.
Interested applicants may email Jennifer Merck at SSPC or call 412.281.2331, ext. 2221.
Founded in 1950 as the Steel Structures Painting Council, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings aims to promote and support the use of protective, marine and industrial coatings for corrosion protection. Its surface preparation and other standards are used in painting specifications worldwide.