Protective Coating Technician

certifying organization info

The Association for Materials Protection and Performance Protective Coating Technician 1368 S Creek, Houston TX 77084


The Protective Coating Technician certification is for protective coatings professionals with 1-2 years of work experience and knowledge in the areas of coatings system selection, surface preparation, coating application, coating inspection and quality control, use of testing instruments, and documentation and data reporting. The PCS 1 Basic Principles introduces both the theoretical and practical aspects of using coatings to control corrosion and the economic benefits of managing them. Common corrosion control coatings are defined and when, how, and where they should be used. Classroom instruction comprises lectures and open discussions. Protective Coating Technician Website


More than two years of work experience required? Yes

Oral or Written Exam Required? Yes

Renewal Required? Every 3 Year(s)

Renew through Continuing Educational Units(CEU)? No

Renew through Re-Examination? No

Renew through Continuing Professional Development(CPD)? Yes

Does applicant have choice of at least two options from above for renewal (CEU, CPD, or exam)? No