These two tools evaluate an industrial coating contractor’s quality control, record-keeping procedures, and ability to perform quality inspection. There are two major divisions: QP5 and SSPC-QS1.
QP5 evaluates inspection of industrial coatings and linings.
SSPC-QS1 evaluates implementation of ISO 9001 compliant quality control and record-keeping procedures. This is a more stringent level of quality than the basic PCCP certifications.
Protective Coatings Specialist Certification
PCS certification recognizes in-depth knowledge of industrial coatings technology and the prevention and control of corrosion. A minimum of five years’ experience is required, much more if not supplemented by postsecondary education. Since the required courses and examinations include the management of protective coatings projects, this is often a supervisory certification.
Hiring a SSPC-certified industrial coating contractor will save you time, aggravation, and money by ensuring that the contractor has the knowledge and tools to do a quality job on your project.