Get to Know Marine Coating Standards


What do you need to know when specifying coatings for marine environments? What training opportunities are available to keep you up to date on the latest certifications and standards? The latest free webinar from JPCL and SSPC delves into those matters and more.

Standards, Training and Certification in the Marine Industry” will be presented at 11 a.m. ET Wednesday, Dec. 16, by Earl Bowry of EVB Solutions LLC.

In his hourlong session, Bowry will provide information on current training and certification programs related to current industry standards. Additionally, he will address the practical aspects of selecting, specifying and using coatings safely, effectively and economically to protect structures in harsh marine environments.

Webinar participants will be eligible to receive continuing education credits from SSPC.

Participants may register here free.

About the Presenter

Earl Bowry has more than 40 years of experience in industrial and marine coatings. He has held positions as an independent coating contractor, an independent coating inspector, and as a sales and technical representative for Carboline and Jotun Paints Inc.

Bowry is an instructor for both NACE and SSPC Coatings Inspection, Coating Technology, Surface Preparation and Applicator courses; he also serves as a Proctor for the SSPC CAS program. He is an SSPC- and NACE-certified Protective Coating Specialist and a NACE Level 3 and SSPC Level 2 Coating Inspector.

Bowry recently served as a Subject Matter Expert for Coatings for Newport News Shipbuilding.

Webinar Series

The webinar is part of the 2015 JPCL/SSPC Webinar Education Series, which provides continuing education for SSPC recertifications and technology updates on important topics.

SSPC is an accredited training provider for the Florida Board of Professional Engineers (FBPE), and Professional Engineers in Florida may submit SSPC Webinar Continuing Education Units to the board.

To do so, applicants must download the FBPE CEU form and pass the Webinar Exam, which costs $25.

Free Webcasts Available

Numerous free webcasts in the JPCL/SSPC Education Series, covering a wide range of topics, are now available at

Some of those presentations include:

A complete listing of PaintSquare’s archived and future webinars is available here.


Tagged categories: Certifications and standards; Coatings education; Education; Marine Coatings; North America; Program/Project Management; SSPC; Webinars; Worker training

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