Put Your Military Experience to Work

The demand for highly skilled professional painters is on the rise.

Throughout the country, there is a shortage of experts who have the knowledge, skills and acumen to paint the walls, buildings, bridges, equipment, and other structural surfaces that surround us.

The Painting & Disaster Restoration Academy offers service members and Veterans like you convenient, affordable online courses that transition you into a civilian career.

Courses can be enjoyed in convenient virtual learning formats to fit your lifestyle and learning style. You can Stream courses to your tablet, laptop or computer. Courses are affordable and scholarships are available so you will not incur any student debt. Many employers will hire students enrolled in the program, so students can start earning a wage. Our course catalog is now available. 

Register now and take the first step to lead you to a new career in a fast-growing, in-demand industry with a profitable future. Your military training allows you to receive FREE construction credentials from NCCER that will make you more marketable to employers. NCCER credentials are respected throughout the construction industry and could help you secure an apprenticeship, earn higher wages and offer more opportunities for promotion. As NCCER accredited, the Painting & Disaster Restoration Academy is proud to support the Hardhat to Heroes Program and most Military personnel can waive our Core curriculum requirement and start in the Painting or Disaster Restoration track.

PDRA is a Veteran friendly academy and provides:

  • A process to identify current students who are veterans
  • A section of our website for veteran-specific topics
  • Military friendly employers
  • Designated staff point of contact
  • A system to evaluate and award credit based on prior Military training & experience
  • Monitoring & evaluation of student veteran academic retention, transfer, and graduation rates

Contact Academy Director Torri Hicks to start your journey now and see what credits you have already earned through your Air Force, Army, Marine or Navy training.