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 provides 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.


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 24 thru 28, 2020

Deadline for Application Friday, December 20, 2019

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 2020 where you will have a testing review day scheduled Monday, February 24, written examination on the following Tuesday, February 25 in the morning with an additional 2-hour block assigned for the member to complete their blast & spray hands-on testing.  The actual date of class TBA


Select course below, print, complete application, return to Barb Fisher or Thraso prior to December 20, 2019

CAS LEVEL 2 – INITIAL FULL Status (click here)- 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 (click here) Status – Application

Eligibility for recertification is a “minimum of 1500 documented hours experience in the 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 20, 2019 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


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