Painting

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.

NCCER’s three-level curriculum covers topics such as Basic Surface Preparation, Wood Finishing, and Texturing.

 

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Curriculum

This exceptionally produced trainee guide features a highly illustrated design, technical hints and tips from industry experts, review questions and a whole lot more! Key content includes 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 and Brushing and Rolling Paints and Coatings. Purchase Materials

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Assessments

NCCER's assessments evaluate the knowledge of an individual in a specific craft area and provide a prescription for upgrade training when needed. All assessments are based upon the NCCER Curriculum and have been developed in conjunction with subject matter experts from the industry. Click the assessment title below to open its specifications.
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Subject Matter Experts

Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) are a vital part of NCCER's Curriculum development process. SMEs are construction and maintenance professionals who have journey-level experience and have experience teaching their trades to others. Click below to view a list of SMEs who contributed to the development of this series.

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