177 Members: CAS, JIP, [Industrial] Journeymen Upgrade … what’s the link between these?
Before IUPAT and AMPP negotiated their original agreement, L177 developed the Journeyman Industrial Painter (JIP) program (aka, Gold Seal). Although not quite mirror images, the 177 JIP was modeled off AMPP’s CAS.
As a result, if you have your CAS Level 2 Certification, 177 members do not need to retake the JIP practical. Assuming you have the verifiable industrial hours, if you have CAS, all you need to do is write the JIP. If successful, you will be issued your JIP and dispatched as a Journeyman.