AMPP Unveils Industrial Coating Application Training Program

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As of early October, the Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP) has officially unveiled its innovative Industrial Coating Application (ICA) training program. 

This program offers a flexible and comprehensive solution for training industrial sprayers and abrasive blasters, and it is designed to attract and train those new to the workforce or provide needed training to experienced individuals seeking to gain industry-recognized credentials.

According to AMPP, the ICA training program is expertly designed to be adaptable while ensuring a training experience that suits participants’ needs. Through engaging formats such as hands-on workshops and instructional videos, attendees gain practical skills and knowledge in a dynamic learning environment.

“Unlike our traditional education programs, this is a customizable learning experience that allows the contractor or training provider to customize the learning experience while still earning AMPP recognition,” says Alicia Yust, director of learning and development. 

Blaster, Sprayer Modules

The subscription-based service provides around-the-clock access to essential resources, including student workbooks, hands-on experiences, and presentation materials. The industrial blaster module focuses on abrasive blasting fundamentals, expediting the learning process for those in training. 

In contrast, the industrial sprayer module includes a concentrated, hands-on approach to sprayer training, covering areas such as coating fundamentals, receiving and storage, and application techniques.

“The program is designed for success,” says Sara Badami, manager of education operations. “We created this program with two specific audiences in mind after closely listening to our customers’ needs. Contractors can align training with project timelines, meet AMPP Qualification Procedure (QP) training needs, and prepare employees for relevant certifications like C7, C12, and CAS. Training providers can establish a partnership with AMPP, set pricing, and play a pivotal role in helping recruit and train those new to the industry.”

For more information about the ICA training program or to sign up, visit  

About AMPP

The Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP) is a global community of professionals focused on the protection of assets and the performance of industrial and natural materials. 

AMPP was established in 2021 following a merger between NACE International and SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings. The new association unites 145 years of corrosion control and protective coatings expertise and service to industry and members worldwide. 

Today, AMPP is the world’s largest corrosion control and protective coatings organization, serving more than 33,500 members in 130 countries. AMPP is headquartered in the United States with offices in Houston and Pittsburgh, along with additional offices in Brazil, Canada, China, Dubai (training center), Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, and the United Kingdom. 

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