Industrial Coating & Lining Application Specialist

Industrial coatings applicators specialize in painting industrial structures to prevent deterioration. They may apply protective coatings to steel bridges to fight corrosion, or they may coat interior and exterior facilities and equipment such as storage tanks, plant buildings, lockers, piping, structural steel, and ships. NCCER and NACE International have joined forces to deliver a comprehensive industrial coating applicator training and certification program.

The two-level curriculum covers topics such as Surface Preparation, Corrosion Protection, and Containment.


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This exceptionally produced trainee guide features a highly illustrated design, technical hints and tips from industry experts, review questions and a whole lot more! Key content includes Basic Safety, Basic Rigging, Introduction to the Trade, Containment and Ventilation, Surface Preparation, Industrial Coatings and Coating Applications I. Purchase Materials


NCCER's assessments evaluate the knowledge of an individual in a specific craft area and provide a prescription for upgrade training when needed. All assessments are based upon the NCCER Curriculum and have been developed in conjunction with subject matter experts from the industry. Click the assessment title below to open its specifications.
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Subject Matter Experts

Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) are a vital part of NCCER's Curriculum development process. SMEs are construction and maintenance professionals who have journey-level experience and have experience teaching their trades to others. Click below to view a list of SMEs who contributed to the development of this series.

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This program includes an introduction to several other NCCER crafts, which allows opportunities for further career development.

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