Industrial coatings applicators specialize in painting industrial structures to prevent deterioration. They may apply protective coatings to steel bridges to fight corrosion, or they may coat interior and exterior facilities and equipment such as storage tanks, plant buildings, lockers, piping, structural steel, and ships. NCCER and NACE International have joined forces to deliver a comprehensive industrial coating applicator training and certification program.

The two-level curriculum covers topics such as Surface Preparation, Corrosion Protection, and Containment.

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Instructor Resource

Industrial Coatings, Level 1


Course Planning Tools



Performance Tasks

Performance Profiles,

Revision Map

Industrial Coatings, Level 2


Course Planning Tools

Performance Profiles

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Step by Step

  • Starting your journey
  • These study materials are designed to enable self-study for written assessments. Training courses using these materials are also available for Journeyman and in-person performance assessments at designated testing facilities.
  • Becoming familiar with course material.
  • Start small or start big, at Brown Technical we have the study material you need, from individual courses, full kits as well as related reference material to help you along. 
  • Setting aside time
  • Each course will have an anticipated time the course will take, make sure to set aside time for study and review of all material.
  • Testing and Courses
  • With every purchase you will receive a list of available testing centers to sign up for the written assessment when you are ready. Also available here.