BC Industrial Painters About to Get the Up Grade Training They Have Sought for Years in BC Through Participation in the SSPC Coating Application Specialist (CAS) Certification Program
Certified Coating Specialists Inc. one of two SSPC-QP1 and QP2 certified contractors based in BC and is pleased to support and comply with SSPC –QP certification requirement for industrial painters to receive focused industrial painting trade education and skills training. Currently in Canada there is the Red Seal Journeyman Painter certification program that has long been commercial painting focused with minimal attention given to the skills set required for industrial painters.
This is about to change in British Columbia.
District Council 38 of the International Union Painters and Allied Trades has agreed to get 100% behind the SSPC CAS training program and has made significant investment in preparation for delivering this training. Investments include upgrades to the Surry based painter trade school, equipment, and certification of trade instructors to deliver the CAS training.
Byran Place, President of Certified states, “The introduction of CAS training in BC is one that is fully supported by Certified. We see this initiative and investment in the CAS program aligning perfectly with our own corporate goal to be the best. We recognize that Certified has to take the lead in our support of training in the Industrial Coatings industry to continue push for the growth and quality of our trade as we move into our future and see CAS training fitting very well with our own in house training programs”.
The SSPC 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 SSPC Coating Application Specialist (CAS) Program. This certification program also meets the requirements of ISO 17024.
For additional information on the training program:
» Transition Plan Change (pdf)
» Coating Application Specialist CAS Certification Program