SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC) initiated a Painting Contractor Certification Program (PCCP) in 1987. The program was initially developed to verify the capabilities of Contractors performing industrial surface preparation and coating application in the field. The program’s objective was to determine if an industrial/marine coatings Contractor had the personnel, organization, qualifications, procedures, knowledge, and capability to produce quality surface preparation and coating application of complex industrial and marine structures. Complex industrial and marine structures are defined as those constructed of steel such as metal producing and rolling mills, bridges (e.g. highways) and processing facilities, including chemical and petrochemical processing plants, pulp and paper mills, power plants and substations, food and beverage plants, terminals, storage tanks, Navy and commercial vessels. The program included a set of formal requirements, called Qualification Procedures that had to be met before a Contractor could become certified. In addition, the applying Contractor had to also pass an initial audit before certification was granted. Since its initiation in 1987, the SSPC has expanded the PCCP to include eight Qualification Procedures covering a variety of industries and applications.
The processes associated with becoming a certified Contractor can be overwhelming and time consuming. To this end, KTA has developed SSPC PCCP Support Services to assist contractors in meeting the requirements of several of the Qualification Procedures. Specifically KTA provides PCCP support services to Contractors interested in obtaining the following certifications: