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Basic Coatings Inspection Course/ QP1 & QP3 QC Inspector training (3 ½ day):

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2.8 CEUs

Who should attend?

This course offers intensive, interactive training for inspectors, contractors, engineers, facility owners, and all those responsible for quality control or quality assurance during industrial surface preparation and coating application operations. The course is recommended for those planning to participate in NACE and/or SSPC inspector certification courses.

Course Content

  • Corrosion theory and control
  • Quality assurance and quality control personnel – roles and responsibilities
  • Surface preparation techniques, equipment, standards, and inspection
  • Coating application techniques, equipment, standards, and inspection
  • Coating types and characteristics, coating systems, estimating coating quantities
  • Coating failures and avoidance through inspection
  • Written (objective) and practical (instrument use) examinations

Hands-on Workshops

  • Coating inspection instrument use
  • Inspection plan development and simulated coatings inspection
  • Airless and conventional spray application

2020 Course Dates:

All KTA Basic Coatings Inspection Courses are currently on hold due to the COVID-19 Outbreak. We will make an announcement when they will resume. Thank you for your understanding at this time.

*All courses taught at KTA Corporate Headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA, unless otherwise noted.


  • General Registration $949.00
  • Groups Of 3 or More $899.00 (Please call our training department to book your registration)

Coatings Inspection Instrument Workshop* (1 day):

0.8 CEUs
Designed for facility owners, engineers, industrial painting contractors, coating manufacturers, inspectors and others, this workshop details the proper procedures for using instruments and visual guides for verifying the quality of surface preparation and coating application work, as well as kits for sampling and testing for surface soluble salts, and kits for testing the adhesion of coatings.
The KTA publication, “Using Coatings Inspection Instruments,” 3rd Edition by W.D. Corbett, is included with the workshop fee.  Lunch will be provided.


Contact: Debbie Morelli at 412.788.1300 x 187 or email for more information on Coatings Inspection Instrument Workshop Dates.

* Contract Course Only *

Shop Painting Practices 2 Days

0.1 CEUs issued per instructional hour*
To assist shops in the successful performance of coating operations, KTA offers an American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) sanctioned Sophisticated Painting Endorsement (SPE) training curriculum. This curriculum also meets the training requirements for shops seeking SSPC QP 3 certification.

Course Topics Include: prerequisites to surface preparation; protective coating types common to the shop; surface preparation and inspection requirements; coating application in the shop; conditions for curing and curing mechanisms; hands-on use of quality control instruments.

*To be eligible for CEUs, the participant must attend all sessions, participate in all activities, complete all assignments, complete a written evaluation of the course, and attain minimum required scores on the final written and/or practical examinations.


Contact: Debbie Morelli at 412.788.1300 x 187 or email for more information on Coatings Inspection Instrument Workshop Dates.