Skills Training

Skills Training

SSPC Skills Training & Certifications

IUPAT District Council 17 offers:

  • SSPC C1 Fundamentals of Protective Coatings

  • SSPC C2 Planning and Specifying Industrial Coatings Projects

  • SSPC C3 Supervisor / Competent Person Training for DeLeading / Hazardous Coatings Removal On Industrial & Marine Structures

  • SSPC C5 = C3 Refresher

  • SSPC C7: Abrasive Blasting Program

  • SSPC C12: Airless Spray Application Certification

  • SSPC Coating Applicator Specialist (CAS) Level 2 Exam

  • SSPC Plural Component Application for Polyureas and High Solids Coatings

SSPC Skills Training & Certifications – Course Descriptions

Description: C1 provides a comprehensive overview of the protective coatings industry. Broader themed than inspection courses (e.g., NACE CIP), it is an ideal introduction to or refresher for reviewing the fundamentals of corrosion and the use of coatings as a protective mechanism against corrosion and deterioration of marine and industrial structures.
Length: 40 hours classroom with 100 question exam
Who should attend: in DC 17’s opinion, ALL Industrial Paint members should take C1 at some point.
Instructor: Chris Hooter, IUPAT DC 17 Director of Training is an SSPC lead instructor for C1.
For more information: contact IUPAT DC 17 Director of Training, Chris Hooter, 204.943.2497 or chrishooter@dc17.ca.

Description: C3 contains specific discussions on protecting workers, compliance with environmental regulations, proper management of waste streams and operations that result in potential exposures to lead and other hazards, and associated control technology. It includes background information on the hazards of lead and other toxic metals (e.g., arsenic) as well as a review of the current legal and regulatory issues. The course also addresses developing programs to effectively control risks to workers, the public, and the environment
Length: 32 hours classroom with 100 question exam
Who should attend: supervisors involved in hazardous paint removal projects.
Instructor: Chris Hooter, IUPAT DC 17 Director of Training is an SSPC lead instructor for C3
For more information: contact IUPAT DC 17 Director of Training, Chris Hooter, 204.943.2497 or chrishooter@dc17.ca.
Description: annually (after C3) for QP2 Contractors, biannually otherwise. One day review of C3
Length: 8 hour classroom with 25 question exam
Who should attend: same as C3
Instructor: Chris Hooter, IUPAT DC 17 Director of Training is an SSPC lead instructor for C5
For more information: contact IUPAT DC 17 Director of Training, Chris Hooter, 204.943.2497 or chrishooter@dc17.ca.
This program is in transition. For details, contact IUPAT DC 17 Director of Training, Chris Hooter, 204.943.2497 or chrishooter@dc17.ca.
This program is in transition. For details, contact IUPAT DC 17 Director of Training, Chris Hooter, 204.943.2497 or chrishooter@dc17.ca.
Description: The Coating Applicator Specialist Exam (aka, CAS) is a written and practical (blast & spray) exam for an SSPC certification designating the minimum knowledge and skillset requirements for an Industrial Coating Applicator as described in the Joint Standard SSPC ACS 1 / NACE No. 13 Industrial Coating and Lining Application Specialist Qualification and Certification. Per a big push by IUPAT Canada and signatory contractors, CAS certification is being requested more and more industrial site owners.
Length: written exam (half day) followed by blast & spray practical (an additional half day). Usually, everyone writes their CAS written on morning DAY 1, and then returns later that same week for CAS Blast & Spray Practical (generally runs the remainder of the same week)

Description: SSPC Plural Component Application for Polyureas and High Solid Coatings is a new SSPC training program. The two previous offerings of this course in DC 17 [April 2017 in Edmonton and Saskatoon] were the 1st offerings in the entire IUPAT. Additionally, these were only the 6th or  7th times the courses had ever been offered by SSPC. So, it’s new to the SSPC cue, and probably needs some tweaks. Still, it has some fantastic information re plural equipment and spray; the only other similar program (SSPC C14) focuses exclusively on manifold mix plural spray. But this course dives into both manifold mix (i.e., high solids coatings) and gun mix (i.e., polyurea) plural gear. There is nothing else offered like it out there.

Length: week – two day classroom (w/ written exam), followed by 1 day review of both plural rigs and then practicals on both plural units

Who should attend: seasoned industrial painters in with previous experience (800 hours) on plural equipment.

Enrollment: very limited; 8 max

For more information: contact IUPAT DC 17 Director of Training, Chris Hooter, 204.943.2497, chrishooter@dc17.ca

Industrial Skills Training

IUPAT District Council 17 offers:

  • Industrial Skills 101

  • Industrial Skills 102

  • Industrial Skills 103

  • Industrial Skills 104

  • Industrial Skills 105 & 106

Industrial Skills Training – Course Descriptions

  • Union / Training Department Intro
    • History
    • Future
    • AB CBA / SK CBA review
    • Industry Partners
    • Website
  • Worker Rights & Employer Rights
  • OHS Studies / Achieve safety rqts
  • Basic Respirator Training
    • Medical Clearances (on-line)
    • Fit Tests
  • Positive Attitude
  • Follows Instructions & takes action
  • On Line Courses to complete
    • AB CSTS-09 / SK SCOT and R&R
    • AB TDG / SK TDG
    • WHMIS 2015
  • Practice safe work habits & procedures
    • Compressor
    • Blast Gear – pot, hoses, etc.
  • Operate Blast Pot (ex: adjust sand, attach hoses, check deflectors & rubbers, potman, signals)
  • Basic Blasting to various standards (SP6, SP7, etc.) – VIS Standards
  • Mixing (PDS, read & apply) + Prepping Task + Paint Mixing
  • Manage own timecard – importance of accurate time allocation
    • Work Order & Timesheet Exercise
  • Complete basic safety paperwork (FLHA, FLRA, Toolbox, etc.)
  • Types of Coatings
    • Basic Zincs (e.g., Cathacoat 302HB)
    • Basic Epoxy (e.g., Bar-Rust 235, Sherwin Williams MP 646)
    • Basic Polyurethanes (e.g., Devthane 379)
  • WFT, Notch Gage, % Solids, DFT, DFT Measurements
    • Basic QC
    • Basic Calculations (WFT à DFT)
    • Basically: CAS 2703 [18] & CAS 2704 [62]
  • Hood & Pot Maintenance
    • NOVA, Bullard, etc, pieces and parts
  • Improved Blast Skills à let. em blast (“blast unsupervised”)
  • CAS 2100 – Intro to Industrial Coatings [33]
    • Rigging, Scaffolding & Containment
  • CAS 2200 – Intro to Corrosion Theory [41]
  • CAS 2300 – Intro to Surface Prep [67]
  • CAS 2301 – Ambient Conditions [24]
  • CAS 2302 – Nozzle Blast Systems [135]
  • CAS 2303 – Abrasives [76]
  • CAS 2304 – Portable Wheel Blast Equipment [24]
  • Revised LMS CAS’s all have end of unit test questions
  • More Practicals – Blasting
  • CAS 2400 – Intro to Spray [23]
  • CAS 2401 – Mix & Thinning [38]
  • CAS 2402 – Conventional Spray [30]
  • CAS 2403 – Airless Spray [51]
  • CAS 2404 – Air-Assisted Airless Spray Applications [16]
  • CAS 2405 – Measuring & Monitoring Results / Inspection [13]
  • CAS 2500 – Composition & Types [116]
  • Revised LMS CAS’s all have end of unit test questions
  • Virtual Practical
  • Practical – Spray Panels

Upcoming Training Events

OSSA Fall Protection (Edmonton)

May 22 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm MDT

OSSA Confined Space Entry Monitor (Edmonton)

May 23 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm MDT

OSSA Elevated Work Platform (Edmonton)

May 24 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm MDT

SSPC Skills Training & Certifications: Course Schedules

SSPC TRAINING EDM SASK WPG CGY REG Ft Mc
C1 Fundamentals Annually Annually On Request On Request On Request On Request
C2 Planning & Specifying Industrial Coatings Projects Annually Annually On Request On Request On Request On Request
C3 Lead Supervisor Annually Annually On Request On Request On Request On Request
C5 Lead Refresher Annually Annually On Request On Request On Request On Request
C7 Blast On Request On Request On Request On Request On Request On Request
C12 Spray On Request On Request On Request On Request On Request On Request
CAS Level 2 Exam Annually Annually On Request On Request On Request On Request
Plural – Polyurea & High Solids Epoxy On Request On Request On Request On Request On Request On Request