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coating inspection training

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 AMPP 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
  • 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

Fall 2022 Course Dates

  • October 18 -21, 2022 (Tuesday – Friday)
  • November 14-17, 2022 (Monday – Thursday)
  • December 12 – 15, 2022 (Monday – Thursday)


  • General Registration $949.00 *
  • Groups Of 3 or More $899.00 (Please call our training department to book your registration)
    Contact – Charita Bush, KTA’s Corporate Training Manager, (412) 746-4249

COVID-19 UPDATE 3/1/2022: KTA’s corporate offices and training facilities are located in a county (including surrounding areas) with a LOW transmission rate of COVID-19.  As a result, KTA’s Infectious Disease Preparedness & Response (IDPR) Plan indicates that face coverings are no longer required to be worn when in these offices/training facilities effective 3/1/2022.  Visitors and training course registrants will not need to be masked and are not required to show evidence of vaccination upon arrival. Please feel free to wear a face covering if you choose to.

 Payment via PayPal you will receive a confirmation email once we receive your online payment.  If you do not receive a confirmation email within 48 hours, please contact the Training Coordinator 412.788.1300 ext. 187

Cancellation & Refund Policy

To cancel or reschedule a confirmed training course registration please submit an email request to   Please submit all cancellation requests no later than 14 days prior to the scheduled course date to receive a full refund of paid registration fees.  Registrations are transferrable with written notification to our Training Department a minimum of 14 days prior to the course date.  No-shows and cancellations not made within the specified cancellation period will incur the full cost of registration.  KTA-Tator, Inc. reserves the right to cancel any training course due to insufficient enrollment at least 14 calendar days in advance of the scheduled course date.  Notice will be provided with the option to register for a future training course offering or to receive a full refund of prepaid registration fees.  KTA-Tator, Inc. is not responsible for any expenses incurred by the customer if a training course is canceled.  If a training course is canceled due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather or natural disaster, the customer may register for a future training course offering.”

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.

Contact: Charita Bush at (412) 746-4249  or email for more information.

* 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.

* Contract Course Only *

Contact: Charita Bush at (412) 746-4249 or email for more information.