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Title: Introduction to SSPC CAS Program


1
Introduction to SSPC CAS Program
  • Presented by Anton Ruesing, IUPAT DC78 - Florida
    Finishing Trades Institute

2
Learning Outcomes
  • This webinar will discuss
  • SSPC ACS-1/NACE No. 13
  • SSPC CAS Transition Plan
  • Levels of CAS Qualification and Certification
  • CAS for SSPC-QP 1 Certified Contractors
  • How to Get CAS Certified

3
Introduction
  • This webinar provides an overview of the
    education, training, experience, knowledge and
    skills required by an Application Specialist to
    prepare and apply protective coatings to steel
    surfaces of complex industrial structures in
    accordance with SSPC Application Certification
    Standard No. 1/NACE No.13

4
SSPC ACS-1/NACE No. 13
  • Applicator Certification Standard No. 1
    Industrial Coating and Lining Application
    Specialist Qualification and Certification
  • Long overdue consensus standard to
    comprehensively assess recognize the skills of
    the industrial painter

5
SSPC ACS-1 Scope
  • Scope defines criteria for education, training,
    experience, knowledge and skills required for the
    professional industrial painter

6
SSPC ACS-1 Application Specialist Defined
  • An individual who engages in surface preparation
    and application of protective coatings and
    linings to steel surfaces of complex industrial
    structures

7
SSPC ACS-1 Body of Knowledge
  • A list of required areas of knowledge and skills
    contained within the standard
  • The required level of competency and cognition,
    or understanding, for each area of knowledge and
    skill listed in the standard

8
SSPC ACS-1 Training Qualification Levels
  • Level I Basic knowledge of industrial coatings
    and linings
  • Level II Detailed knowledge and skills of
    industrial coatings and linings
  • Level III Supervisory knowledge and skills
    (Available in 2013)

9
SSPC ACS-1 Level I Requirements
  • Skills assessment math, reading, document use
  • Literacy in language of the workplace (English in
    the U.S.)
  • Successful completion of skills tests on standard
    Body of Knowledge

10
SSPC ACS-1 Level II Requirements
  • Successful completion of Level I requirements
  • Qualify to take Level II exams through a
    combination of training hours and work experience
  • Successful completion of Level II exams

11
SSPC ACS-1 Level II Hours Training
  • Three tracks to certification
  • Three-year apprenticeship 3,000 related work
    experience with 450 min. coating tech. training
    OR
  • Five years (5,000 hours) related work experience
    and 450 min. coating tech. training OR
  • Eight years (8,000 hours) related work experience

12
SSPC ACS-1 Level III Requirements
  • Level III
  • Level II plus
  • Basic supervisory knowledge and skills
  • Basic training knowledge and skills
  • Basic communication knowledge

13
SSPC ACS-1 Level III Hours and Training
  • Qualification to Level II and min. five years
    related work experience OR
  • Five years min. of verifiable work experience in
    inspection or supervision of coating-related work
    for complex industrial structures after
    completion of the requirements
  • Successful completion of Level III examination

14
SSPC ACS-1 Training Qualification Levels
  • Specialty
  • Level II plus
  • Detailed knowledge and skills of specialty areas
    as identified in the standard

15
SSPC CAS Program
  • SSPC Coating Applicator Specialist (CAS)
  • First professional certification program for the
    industrial painter in the USA
  • Incorporates SSPC ACS-1 training design principles

16
Why CAS?
  • Sets the standard for a trained and qualified
    workforce
  • Develops skilled workforce needed to apply
    sophisticated materials safely
  • Defines the industrial painter as a profession to
    attract young workers to the trade

17
SSPC Transition Plan 2010-2020
  • 10-yr. ramp-up to full implementation of ACS-1
  • Gives industry adequate time to build training
    and certification infrastructure

18
CAS Levels of Recognition
  • Level I Qualification Trainee
  • Level II Certification (Core area Transition
    Plan Body of Knowledge and grasp of fundamental
    blasting and painting skills)
  • Level II Specialty Supplemental Programs
  • Level III Level II Supervisory Skills

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CAS Level I Qualification
  • For the painter in training who has knowledge of
    good painting practices
  • Achieved through completion of skills assessments
    (reading, writing, and arithmetic basics)
  • Pass written exam on elementary knowledge
  • Customarily works with or under the supervision
    of a Level II or III Application Specialist

20
Interim Status
  • Provides owners who want to specify a ratio of
    certified craftworkers to trainees on a job ready
    pool of qualified, certified, painters

21
CAS Level II-Interim Status
  • Designed for craftworkers in current workforce
    who have the skills but lack the 450 formal
    training hrs required by ACS-1
  • Provides the opportunity to achieve professional
    certification in the near term

22
Level II Certification (Interim and Full Status)
  • Defines requirements for the experienced
    industrial painter able to work independently
  • May need traditional supervision but can prepare,
    start, stop, and clean-up without direction
    (synthesis articulation)
  • Both currently available from SSPC
  • Initial SSPC focus interim status

23
Level II Interim-Requirements
  • Minimum 150 hrs job-related classroom training
    2 yrs documented experience OR
  • Minimum 3 yrs experience without classroom
    training
  • Pass hands-on and written exams
  • Must convert to full status after (2) 3yr terms

24
Level III Certification
  • Painters who have the skills to plan and oversee
    or supervise painters (evaluation
    naturalization)

25
Level III Certification
  • Requirements Level II 1000 hrs of related
    experience after Level II OR
  • 1,500 hrs work experience (inspection,
    supervision, project management)
  • Pass Level III written exam
  • Available after 2013 when 1st CAS Level II
    interim terms expire

26
How to Get CAS Certified
  • Complete applications for each applicant
  • Have a test site that meets SSPC CAS exam
    facility requirements
  • Request an SSPC-approved proctor to give the
    certification exam

27
CAS Credit for C-7 C-12
  • SSPC will give credit to CAS Level II applicants
    with C-7 (Abrasive Blaster) and/or C-12 (Airless
    Sprayer) Certifications
  • Must still meet experience requirements and pass
    CAS Level II written exam

28
  • CAS and QP-1

29
CAS for SSPC-QP 1 Certified Contractors 2013
  • Jan. 1, 2013 one (1) CAS Certified (Level
    II-Interim min.) craftworker on each QP 1
    contractors painting crew having 5 or more
    members performing blast cleaning and/or spray
    application (Atmospheric and Immersion Service)

30
Crew Definition (Draft)
  • CAS Level II certified person shall be on site
    during surface preparation and painting
    operations or be accessible to the work area
    within 10 minutes by foot or other form of
    transportation

31
CAS for SSPC Certified Contractors 2014
  • Introduction of crew ratios
  • Jan. 1, 2014 one (1) CAS Certified (Level
    II-Interim min.) craftworker to three (3) non-CAS
    certified craft-workers (25) on each painting
    crew during blast cleaning and/or spray
    application (Atmospheric and Immersion Service)

32
CAS for SSPC Certified Contractors 2016
  • Introduction of crew ratios
  • Jan. 1, 2016 two (2) CAS Certified (Level
    II-Interim min.) craftworker to two (2) non-CAS
    certified craft-workers (50) on each painting
    crew during blast cleaning and/or spray
    application (Atmospheric and Immersion Service)

33
CAS for SSPC Certified Contractors 2018
  • Introduction of crew ratios
  • Jan. 1, 2018 three (3) CAS Certified (Level
    II-Interim min.) craftworker to one (1) non-CAS
    certified craft-workers (75) on each painting
    crew during blast cleaning and/or spray
    application (Atmospheric and Immersion Service)

34
Tables of Action
Year Action Required
2012 -Prepare Implementation Plan by 31 March -SSPC will confirm adherence during annual audit -Reminder notice issued for not having plan or adhering to plan
2013 -One CAS (Level II Interim Certified) per crew of 5 or more performing blasting and/or spray painting
2014 -One CAS (Level II Interim) per 4 craftworkers performing blasting and/or spray painting
2015 Same as 2014
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Tables of Action
Year Action Required
2016 -2 CAS (Level II Interim) per 4 craftworkers performing blasting and/or spray painting
2017 Same as 2016
2018 -3 CAS (Level II Interim) per 4 craftworkers performing blasting and/or spray painting
2019 Same as 2018
2020 -3 CAS (Level II Full) per 4 craftworkers performing blasting and/or spray painting
36
Eligible Coating Projects CAS for SSPC Certified
Contractors
  • Defined as those projects where dry or wet
    abrasive blast cleaning and/or spray application
    is being performed on a steel structure in the
    field for the purpose of corrosion control and
    the contract value for coatings and surface
    preparation exceeds 50,000

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Learn More About SSPC CAS
  • To learn more
  • Visit http//www.sspc.org/Coating-Application-Spe
    cialist-CAS-Certification-Program/ or
  • Call (USA) 1-877-281-7772, ext. 2221 outside
    USA (412/281-2331, ext. 2221 or
  • Email merck_at_sspc.org or damiano_at_sspc.org

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