Course - PCS 2 Advanced


The PCS 2 Advanced provides advanced-level technology topics related to protective coatings. NACE is recognized as an Authorized Provider of Continuing Education Units by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In order for a learner to “Successfully Complete” a NACE course and thereby receive a Certificate of Completion and CEUs, the following criteria must be met:
•Attend the entire course
•Successfully pass each learning assessment for the course with a score of 70% or higher
Learning assessments may include: a cumulative average quiz score, a practical exam, and/or a written exam.
For learners who do not meet the two criteria above, a retake of the course and the related learning assessments will be required, in order to receive a Certificate of Completion with CEUs and “Successfully Complete” the NACE course.
Disclaimer: This Certificate of Completion denotes successful completion of the NACE course, and should not be interpreted as the award of a NACE Institute Certification.

At the conclusion of the course you will be asked to complete a course evaluation.

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Planning, engineering, supervisory or technical personnel who regularly work with protective coatings and linings.
No prior training is required, but completion of CIP Level 1 or PCS 1 Basic Principles is recommended.
  • Uses of coatings and linings, best practices and external factors that influence their use
  • Chemistry of liquid applied coatings and coating formulation chemistry
  • Difference between organic and inorganic coatings
  • Coating characteristics including the basic chemistry and unique characteristics that affect surface preparation and application needs
  • Common test and qualification methods for liquid-applied coatings
  • Chemistry of non-liquid coatings
  • Unique application and quality control methods for important non-liquid coatings
  • Testing coating properties and performance
  • Coating defects
  • Substrates (cast iron, steel, stainless steel, concrete and cementitious surfaces, galvanized steel, aluminum), their unique surface preparation needs, and the standards that govern them
  • Coating system types, system selection goals, objectives, performance requirements, design engineered properties and trade-offs
  • Understanding coating specifications by eliminating ambiguity, proper implementation, identifying shortcomings and how departures from it can impact coating life
  • Understanding industry standards and how to use properly in specifications
  • Coating surveys and maintenance programs
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