A career in the painting trade can be financially rewarding and provide satisfaction for the skilled craftsperson who takes pride in a job well done. Work on the job, combined with the appropriate formal training, provides numerous career paths for professional growth in this thriving, technical industry. Painting education includes painting essentials, residential painting, commercial painting, and industrial painting classes.

 

Also called Painting Essentials

Painting Essentials Training - Core Curriculum 

This nationally recognized certification course for those successfully completing it is a prerequisite for all painting courses. In addition to the on-line course, materials and proctored exminations, it includes a printed 601 page course training manual sent to you upon registration.

Modules include:

  • Basic Safety
  • Introduction to Construction Math
  • Introduction to Hand Tools
  • Introduction to Power Tools
  • Introduction to Construction Drawings
  • Basic Communication Skills
  • Basic Employability Skills
  • Introduction to Material Handling

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Painting Level One for Residential and Commercial Training

This is a nationally recognized certification course for those successfully completing it. In addition to the on-line course, materials and proctored examinations, it includes a printed 393 page course training manual sent to you upon registration.

  • Careers in the Painting Trade
  • Safety
  • Ladders, Scaffolds, Lifts and Fall Protection
  • Identifying Surface Substrate Materials and Conditions
  • Protecting Adjacent Surfaces
  • Basic Surface Preparation
  • Sealants and Repair/Fillers
  • Introduction to Paints and Coatings
  • Brushing and Rolling Paints and Coatings.

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Painting Level Two for Residential and Commercial Training 

This is a nationally recognized certification course for those successfully completing it. In addition to the on-line course, materials and proctored exminations, it includes a printed 497 page course training manual sent to you upon registration.

  • Painting Failures and Remedies
  • Job Planning and Completion
  • Chemical Cleaning and Stripping
  • Low-Pressure Water Cleaning
  • Abrasive Blasting
  • Drywall Finishing and Patching
  • Stains
  • Clear Finishes, Wood Finishes
  • Coatings II
  • Spray Painting (Conventional, Airless and HVLP)
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Painting Level Three for Residential and Commercial Training 

This is a nationally recognized certification course for those successfully completing it. In addition to the on-line course, materials and proctored exminations, it includes a printed 428 page course training manual sent to you upon registration.

  • Painting Failures and Remedies II
  • Job Supervision, Planning, and Control
  • Coatings III
  • Color and Tinting
  • Decorative (Faux) Finishes
  • Wallcoverings
  • Graphics
  • Texturing
  • Spraying with Special Devices.
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Ladders, Scaffolds, Lifts, and Fall Protection 

This course will help students recognize, erect, and safely use different types of ladders and scaffolds, use fall protection equipment, and more. Ladders, Scaffolds, Lifts, and Fall Protection is based on a single module of the NCCER Painting Level 1. Completing this course provides a PDRA Certificate of Completion, but is not eligible for NCCER certification.

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Identifying Surface/Substrate Materials and Conditions

This course will allow students to identify substrates used in construction like wood and metal, and also identify the surface conditions of substrates, coatings, and more. Identifying Surface/Substrate Materials and Conditions is based on a single module of the NCCER Painting Level 1. Completing this course provides a PDRA Certificate of Completion, but is not eligible for NCCER certification.

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Protecting Adjacent Surfaces

This course will allow the student to describe tools and materials required for protecting surfaces, describe methods of applying masking and coverings, and understanding the importance of proper cleanup. Protecting Adjacent Surfaces is based on a single module of the NCCER Painting Level 1. Completing this course provides a PDRA Certificate of Completion, but is not eligible for NCCER certification.

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Basic Surface Preparation

This course will allow the student to describe preparation tools and materials, describe or demonstrate preparation methods, and describe or demonstrate general preparation procedures for various types of surfaces or substrates. Basic Surface Preparation is based on a single module of the NCCER Painting Level 1. Completing this course provides a PDRA Certificate of Completion, but is not eligible for NCCER certification

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Brushing and Rolling Paints and Coatings

This course will allow the student to recognize types of paint brushes and different kinds of rollers, and more. Brushing and Rolling Paints and Coatings is based on a single module of the NCCER Painting Level 1. Completing this course provides a PDRA Certificate of Completion, but is not eligible for NCCER certification.

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Industrial Coating and Lining Application Specialist

This written standard defines levels of training for all industrial painting craftsmen. It includes criteria for the knowledge, skills, and experience required of an application specialist for preparing and applying protective coatings to steel and concrete surfaces of complex industrial structures. This is Painting & Disaster Restoration Academy's industrial painting course. 

 

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Industrial Coating and Lining Application Specialist Level One

This is a nationally recognized certification course for those successfully completing it. In addition to the on-line course, materials and proctored exminations, it includes a printed 396 page course training manual sent to you upon registration.

  • Basic Safety
  • Basic Rigging
  • Introduction to the Trade
  • Surface Preparation
  • Industrial Coatings, Coating Applications
  • Health and Safety, Debris Management, Containment and Ventilation.
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Industrial Coating and Lining Application Specialist Level Two

This is a nationally recognized certification course for those successfully completing it. In addition to the on-line course, materials and proctored exminations, it includes a printed 383 page course training manual sent to you upon registration.

  • Industrial Coating Safety
  • Corrosion Protection
  • Work Planning and Quality Control
  • Containment
  • Surface Preparation Two
  • Industrial Coatings Two
  • Coating Applications II