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The following are required for a student to be enrolled in the Painting & Disaster Restoration Academy for Core, Painting, and Disaster Restoration:

  • Enrollment Agreement including the NCCER Registration and Release form
  • The NCCER Registration and Release form is the bottom section and will be automatically forwarded to NCCER which will then give you your NCCER # allowing you to take tests through their system
  • If you are still in High School, check into our “School to Career” program
  • You must provide your social security number on the NCCER form – it will be encrypted when sent to them
  • Once your form is submitted, your NCCER ID # will be in your student profile. Keep this number handy - you will need it to log into your account for all NCCER tests and transcripts
  • NOTE: returning students are not required to re-enroll

Course Descriptions

Before Classes Start

  • Go to the courses section and purchase the course you want to enroll in
  • Pay tuition and book fee
  • Payment must be received by the Painting & Disaster Restoration Academy before you start your course
  • The Painting & Disaster Restoration Academy offers a variety of payment options:
    • Pay online through the courses section
    • By phone at 248-432-7153
  • Receive course textbooks
  • Once we receive payment, your textbooks will be mailed to you via UPS

Starting Your First Class

  • Click Here to start your course
  • Follow along with the instructor PowerPoint video and your textbook. The PowerPoint is available in the Related Materials section. Classes are taught as asynchronous online classes.
  • Have a pen/pencil, highlighter and notebook ready to take notes
  • Check out the Painting & Disaster Restoration webstore for supplies 
  • Complete any assignments
  • Take all the module review questions and trade term quizzes

Taking The Module Exam

 We will receive an email that you are ready for this exam, please expect to wait 1-3 business days for us to upload the exam in your NCCER testing system
  • Go to
  • Log in on the Test-Taker login in the top-right corner
  • Click Module tests
  • Log-in with your NCCER Id #
  • Test will be available for you to take in the portal

Job Placement Assistance

  • Check out our Career Center for open positions and our company members who support the Painting & Disaster Restoration Academy

Veterans Information

  • Are you a Veteran? If so, please visit the section to take advantage of your benefits. Contact Ajsa at ajasarevic@pdr.adacemy with your Air force Specialty Code, Army MOS code, Marine MOS code, or Navy rate to find out what credits are available to you as a result of your service.