Industrial and Bridge Painter Training

Contact the FTIOR Training office at 440-239-4575 and ask for Thraso or Barb for additional information

 SSPC Coating Applicator Specialist Level 2 Certification Program(CAS) Testing February 2019

Deadline for Application Friday, December 21, 2018

The SSPC Coating Applicator Specialist Level 2 Certification Program will be at the Strongsville Training Center at 8257 Dow Circle W, Strongsville, OH during the month of February 2019 where you will have a testing review day scheduled on a Friday, written examination on the following Monday in the morning with an additional 2-hour block assigned for the member to complete their blast & spray hands-on testing.  Actual date of class TBA

COATING APPLICATION SPECIALIST (CAS) INTERIM CERTIFICATION PROGRAM (SSPC), allows those in the current workforce the opportunity to realistically achieve certification during the next several years. It focuses directly on the needs of the Application Specialist and provide criteria for the education, training, experience, knowledge, and motor skills required to prepare and apply protective coatings to steel and concrete surfaces of complex industrial and marine structures.

SSPC has long recognized that the industrial painting industry is in need of a comprehensive craft worker training and certification program designed to create a readily available trained and qualified workforce that will meet ever-increasing facility owner demands for quality work completed safely. The industrial painting trade has become a highly technical profession with the introduction of more sophisticated coatings and the need for qualified craft workers is greater than ever.

The course will consist of a review day, written test exam, and pre-assigned time to complete both the spray and blast hands-on exam. The SSPC Coating Applicator Specialist Level 2 Certification Program will be at the Strongsville Training Center at 8257 Dow Circle W, Strongsville, OH during the month of February 2019 where you will have a testing review day scheduled on a Friday, written examination on the following Monday in the morning with an additional 2-hour block assigned for the member to complete their blast & spray hands-on testing.  Actual date of class TBA.

        COMPLETED APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BACK TO OUR OFFICE BY FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2018.

CAS LEVEL 2 – INITIAL INTERIM Status (valid 3 year certification) – Examination

The SSPC Coating Applicator Specialist Level 2 Certification Program requires passing a closed-book written exam drawn from the core areas of the SSPC Transition Plan Body of Knowledge: Environmental, safety, and health, Surface Preparation, Coating Application, Equipment/Troubleshooting

The hands-on portion of the testing certifies proficiency in abrasive blasting and coating application using conventional or airless spray.

A minimum grade of 70% is required on the written exam and a minimum grade of 90% is required on the hands-on practical exam, in order for a painter to be considered for (CAS) certification.

Complete this form and return it to our office prior to the Friday, December 21, 2018 deadline to register for the interim status written exam and hands-on blast & spray testing course.  Scheduled FEBRUARY 2019).

CAS LEVEL 2 – RENEWAL INTERIM Status – Application

Eligibility for recertification is a “minimum of 1500 documented hours experience in industrial or marine environment during their 3-year CAS L2 Interim certification term.” This is a new minimum requirement.

Prior to the INITIAL INTERIM Status expiring, complete this form and return it to our office prior to the Friday, December 21, 2018 deadline to renew your 2nd term of interim status.

OR you can apply for the INITIAL FULL STATUS certification (see information below).

CAS LEVEL 2 – INITIAL FULL Status – Examination

SSPC offers two processes to achieve full status certification under the SSPC CAS Program:
Pre Req Item #1 – Related Work Experience
Process A – Minimum 3,000 hrs (equivalent to 3 years work experience)
Process B – Minimum 6,000 hrs (equivalent to 6 years work experience)
Pre Req Item #2 – Training Experience
Process A – CAS hours of accepted formal training
Process B – N/A

Related work experience is defined as work as an abrasive blaster and spray painter in an industrial or marine environment. Eligibility is subject to verification by SSPC.

The following information must be included on your pre-requisite form:
Type(s) of blasting and painting work performed
Type(s) of surface preparation equipment used
Type(s) of coatings applied
Type(s) of structures worked on

Please note: Supervisory experience is not sufficient.

Complete this form and return it to our office prior to the Friday, December 21, 2018 deadline to register for the interim status written exam and hands-on blast & spray testing course. Scheduled FEBRUARY 2019).

CAS LEVEL 2 – RENEWAL/FULL Status – Application

Eligibility for recertification is a “minimum of 1500 documented hours experience in industrial or marine environment during their 3-year CAS L2 Interim certification term.” This is a new minimum requirement.

Prior to the INITIAL FULL Status expiring, complete this form and return it to our office prior to the Friday, December 21, 2018 deadline to renew your 2nd term of full status.

Contact the FTIOR Training office at 440-239-4575 and ask for Thraso or Barb for additional information