Protective Coating Specialist - Advanced (PCS 2)

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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. Testing coating properties and performance, common coating defects, substrates, selecting coating systems, the specif ication, and surveys and maintenance planning are also covered.

Classroom instruction is comprised of lectures and open discussions.

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Who should attend

This course is recommended for technical personnel who work with protective coatings on a regular basis including:

  • Planning, engineering, and supervisory level personnel responsible for industrial coatings and linings who are new to the f ield or position
  • Specif iers, maintenance, and project engineers in all industries
  • Marketing representatives of coatings materials or equipment
  • Unit managers involved in corrosion

Learning objectives

  • Define control corrosion and the purpose of coatings and linings
  • Identify the types of coating systems and select the appropriate one based on factoring considerations
  • Recognize the purpose of surface preparation and identify errors/omissions
  • Explain the methods of application and the standards associated with those methods
  • Produce desired results by understanding the importance of coating specification and pre-job conference
  • Conduct inspection and quality control and understand the instruments and tools required
  • Utilize instruments and tests to conduct inspection and quality control
  • Document and report data, recognize the importance of it and how it assists with maintenance planning



There are no required prerequisites for this course.


End of course exam

Successful completion of the written exam is required to earn a certificate of completion.

3 Day Course
English and Spanish

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