Craftworker & Coating Programs

Craftworker
Offerings worldwide
In-person and online offerings available
Certifications available for select courses

Education and Certification for the Craftworker

Our hands-on training and practical certifications can help build your career and assist you in meeting the requirements of industry specification. AMPP education and certification has a path that will fit your career and the industry’s requirements.

What course topics do you offer?

Courses cover surface preparation, coating application, lead paint removal, onsite job safety, and more. Our courses are designed for:

  • Blasters
  • Painters
  • Inspectors
  • Engineers

Abrasive Blaster Certification (C7)


C7 is designed for contractor personnel who wish to obtain certification, or others who wish to learn about blast cleaning of steel and nonferrous surfaces. It covers the principles of surface preparation, surface cleanliness, surface profile, dust and debris control, and abrasives.

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Aerospace Coating Application Specialist Certification Program (ACAS)


The Aerospace Coating Application Specialist Certification Program is designed to certify those individual craft workers who have experience and training in all aspects of hands-on surface preparation and coating application to surfaces of aircraft structures, according to the requirements of the Aerospace Coating Application Specialist (ACAS) Program.

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Aerospace Engineer Coatings Application Training (AERO ENG)


The objective of this course is to support corrosion prevention and control during the lifecycle of the Department of Defense systems. The course familiarizes engineers with corrosion mitigation, coating application, and inspection practices through multiple workshops and problem-solving exercises.

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Aerospace Maintainer Coating Application Level 1 (AERO MAIN)


The objective of this course is to support corrosion prevention and control during the sustainment life cycle of the Department of Defense systems.

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Basics of Steel Surface Preparation eCourse


This 90 minute course presents at a high-level the surface preparation process for steel with an overview of hand and power-tool cleaning, dry abrasive blasting and waterjetting as well as the associated standards referenced when these methods are used to prepare steel for the application of protective coatings.

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Certified Coating Applicator


This certification is designed for experienced industrial coatings applicators. Those that achieve certification will have a formal, industry recognized certification demonstrating their skills and knowledge to customers and employers.

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Coating Application Specialist (CAS) Level 1


This part of the CAS program consists of a one-hour written exam. Basic Level I qualification is intended for entry-level/trainee Application Specialists.

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Coating Application Specialist (CAS) Level 2


The Coating Application Specialist Certification Program is designed to certify those individual craft workers who have experience and training in all aspects of hands-on surface preparation and coating application of complex industrial and marine structures, according to the requirements of the Coating Application Specialist (CAS) Program.

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Coating Application Specialist (CAS) Prep


The Coating Application Specialist – Preparation (formerly CAS – Refresher) is an overview of surface preparation and application covered in the “Body of Knowledge” of SSPC-ACS 1/NACE No. 13 Applicator Certification Standard No. 1, “Industrial Coating and Lining Application Specialist Qualification and Certification.”

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Coating Applicator Examiner Qualification


Seasoned coatings professionals with experience in the application and inspection of industrial coatings can apply this knowledge as an examiner, ensuring coating applicator certification candidates possess the required skills to be successful in the field.

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Concrete Coating Basics eCourse (CCB)


Concrete is one of the most widely used materials in the world, making well-protected concrete the foundation for most of the industrial industry.

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Concrete Coating Applicator Specialist (CCAS)


This course provides a comprehensive overview and practical hands-on training for craft worker personnel who wish to be trained and certified in the application of coatings on concrete surfaces.

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Coatings Foundations for Amusement Parks Micro-Credential


The Coatings Foundations for Amusement Parks micro-credential is geared toward candidates who understand the need for corrosion control as it relates to amusement park assets.

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Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI)


Corrosion under insulation (CUI) is a severe form of localized, external corrosion that most commonly occurs on insulated carbon and low alloy steel and stainless steel equipment that operate at high temperatures at or below 175°F.

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Fundamentals of Protective Coatings (C1)


This course provides a practical and comprehensive overview for those who are new to the protective coatings industry.

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Ground Vehicle Corrosion/Protective Coatings Course (GROUND VEH)


This course provides a comprehensive overview for army depot personnel who wish to be trained on how to properly prepare and apply coatings on ferrous and non-ferrous metals.

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Industrial Coating Application (ICA)


Today, the coatings industry is a highly technical field that requires skilled personnel to perform quality surface preparation and protective coatings application.

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Intumescent Fireproofing Coating Application Specialist (FIRE APP)


This course is designed to provide basic, non-product specific, training to industrial applicators on the fundamentals of applying intumescent coatings for the purpose of passive fire protection.

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Marine Coating Technology


The Coating Inspector Program marine specialty is designed for those wanting more specialized training in marine coating inspection. This certification is an enhancement to your current CIP Level 1, CIP Level 2, or CIP Level 3 certification.

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Marine Plural Component Program (C14)


This course is designed to certify craft workers operating plural component spray equipment and those applying protective coatings on steel in immersion service by airless spray using plural component spray equipment.

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Math for the Coatings Professional


Choose between imperial and metric versions (or do both!) to brush up on critical math skills needed to succeed in the coatings industry. By understanding essential functions and calculations, you'll be better able to do quick math in your head and perform tasks more accurately.

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Nuclear Power Plant Training for Coating Inspectors


The Coating Inspector Program nuclear specialty is designed for those wanting more specialized training in nuclear coating inspection. This certification is an enhancement to your current CIP Level 1, CIP Level 2, or CIP Level 3 certification.

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Offshore Corrosion Assessment Technician (O-CAT)


The Offshore Corrosion Assessment Training (O-CAT Technician) Certification addresses the elements of in-service inspection and maintenance planning for fixed offshore structures.

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Shipboard Corrosion Assessment Technician (S-CAT)


The Shipboard Corrosion Assessment Training Technician Certification encompasses a knowledge of coatings, corrosion, and corrosion control assessing the condition of tanks and other military ship structures, to help maintain full operational status.

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Pipeline Coating Applicator (PCA)


The Pipeline Coating Applicator course covers the proper coating application procedures including understanding specifications, surface preparation, application techniques, dealing with changing ambient conditions, and quality control measures, for the most common coating materials to which contractors and inspectors are exposed to on pipeline projects.

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Planning and Specifying Industrial Coatings Projects (C2)


This course is designed to provide those who understand coating fundamentals with an overview of the principles of planning, awarding, and monitoring the quality of new construction or maintenance painting projects.

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Protective Coating Technician


The Protective Coating Technician certification is for protective coatings professionals with 1-2 years of work experience and knowledge in the areas of coatings system selection, surface preparation, coating application, coating inspection and quality control, use of testing instruments, and documentation and data reporting.

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Protective Coating Specialist Advanced (PCS 2)


The PCS 2 Advanced course provides advanced level technology topics related to protective coatings. Highlights include an in-depth discussion of coatings, their basic chemical properties, and any unique considerations for their surface preparation, application and inspection.

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Using SSPC-PA 2 Effectively


SSPC-PA 2 is one of the most frequently specified standards for frequency and acceptability of dry film thickness measurements.

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Navigating NAVSEA Standard Item 009-32 eCourse (009-32)


Before coating a surface even begins, it must be cleaned and prepared. Taking this class will supply you with a better understanding of NAVSEA, Navy specified requirements, and system application criteria in order to produce a quality product.

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Spray Application Certification (C12)


This program assesses the skills of sprayers who have experience applying protective coatings with airless/conventional spray in an industrial or marine environment.

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Surface Preparation and Paint Application for Power Tool Cleaning Operators and Brush and Roll Paint Applicators (C6)


This course is designed to instruct industrial/marine painters in proper hand and power tool surface preparation methods and brush and roller coating application, in accordance with good paint practice.

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Surface Preparation & Paint Application for Shipboard Organizational Level Corrosion Control (SHIPBOARD)


The objective of this course is to support corrosion prevention and control during the lifecycle of the Department of Defense systems. The course familiarizes engineers with corrosion mitigation, coating application, and inspection practices through multiple workshops and problem-solving exercises.

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Thermal Spray Applicator Training (THERMAL APP)


This course is designed to train and certify applicators in the application of thermal spray coatings to industrial substrates.

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Lead Paint Removal (C3)


C3 contains specific discussions on protecting workers, compliance with environmental regulations, proper management of waste streams, operations that result in potential exposures to lead and other hazards, and associated control technology.

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Lead Paint Removal Refresher (C5)


This 1-day course provides a review of Competent Person duties and responsibilities in working with lead and other hazardous materials encountered in industrial coatings work. It also reviews relevant OSHA and EPA regulations.

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Lead Paint Worker Safety


This 1-day course provides training for workers on lead paint abatement and removal from steel structures. It starts with a review of basic information about lead and the human health hazards associated with it.

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Waterjetting Program (C13)


This program assesses the skills of waterjetters who have a minimum of 120 hours waterjetting work experience and prior documented employer-provided training on the waterjetting equipment they use on the job.

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Specialty Craftworker Courses

Aerospace Coating Application Specialist Certification Program (ACAS)
The Aerospace Coating Application Specialist Certification Program is designed to certify those individual craft workers who have experience and training in all aspects of hands-on surface preparation and coating application to surfaces of aircraft structures, according to the requirements of the Aerospace Coating Application Specialist (ACAS) Program.
Course description Upcoming courses

Aerospace Engineer Coating Application Training (AERO ENG)
The objective of this course is to support corrosion prevention and control during the lifecycle of the Department of Defense systems.
Course description  |  Upcoming courses

Aerospace Maintainer Coating Application Training (AERO MAIN)
The objective of this course is to support corrosion prevention and control during the sustainment life cycle of the Department of Defense systems. The course familiarizes aerospace maintainers with corrosion mitigation and coating application practices through multiple workshops and problem-solving exercises.
Course description  |  Upcoming courses

Ground Vehicle Corrosion/Protective Coatings (GROUND VEH)
This course provides a comprehensive overview for army depot personnel who wish to be trained on how to properly prepare and apply coatings on ferrous and non-ferrous metals.
Course description  |  Upcoming courses

Intumescent Fireproofing Coating Application Specialist (FIRE APP)
This course is designed to provide basic, non-product specific, training to industrial applicators on the fundamentals of applying intumescent coatings for the purpose of passive fire protection. In addition to classroom learning and workshops, attendees will participate in hands-on application workshops throughout the course.
Course description

Surface Preparation and Paint Application for Shipboard Organizational Level Corrosion Control (SHIPBOARD)
The objective of this course is to support corrosion prevention and control during the lifecycle of the Department of Defense systems. The course familiarizes engineers with corrosion mitigation, coating application, and inspection practices through multiple workshops and problem-solving exercises.
Course description

Thermal Spray Applicator Training (THERMAL APP)
This course is designed to train and certify applicators in the application of thermal spray coatings to industrial substrates.
Course description  |  Upcoming courses

Marine Plural Component Program (C14)
This course is designed to certify craft workers operating plural component spray equipment and those applying protective coatings on steel in immersion service by airless spray using plural component spray equipment.
Course description  |  Upcoming courses


Additional Craftworker Courses

Math for the Coatings Professional eCourse
Here’s your digital crib sheet. Choose between imperial and metric versions (or do both!) to brush up on critical functions and calculations needed to succeed in the coatings industry.
Course description  |  Purchase

Basics of Steel Surface Preparation eCourse
This 90-minute course presents at a high-level the surface preparation process for steel with an overview of hand and power-tool cleaning, dry abrasive blasting, and waterjetting as well as the associated standards referenced when these methods are used to prepare steel for the application of protective coatings.
Course description  |  Purchase

Using SSPC-PA 2 Effectively
This 90-minute eCourse demonstrates how to complete the measurements described in the SSPC-PA 2 standard.
Course description  |  Purchase

Concrete Coating Basics eCourse (CCB)
Concrete is one of the most widely used materials in the world, making well-protected concrete the foundation for most of the industrial industry.
Course description  |  Purchase