Training and Education

CPCA now provides new training and certification opportunities to both members and non-members online. CPCA provides courses towards attaining a diploma in coatings technology, as well as various health and safety certifications. The courses may be of interest to employers of paint manufacturers; those engaged in raw materials distribution to the coatings industry who wish to train new employees in the basics of coatings technology; paint contractors who need to understand qualities of the products they use; and others. In addition, CPCA provides opportunities and forums for interaction via webinars, working groups and committees. 

Diploma in Coatings Technology

CPCA is pleased to offer the Diploma in Coatings Technology to students around the world.  Over the years, the course has provided a solid foundation in coatings technology to over 800 graduates.

The course material and examinations are now delivered exclusively online, including the final exam, for maximum convenience and efficiency. The final exam will be based on cases to test the knowledge gleaned from the course work in each semester. Work at your own pace to gain the knowledge you need to advance your career in the coatings industry.

Health & Safety Training

We are pleased to offer you and/or your staff certified online safety courses that can now be taken at your own desk or the comfort of your own home. We currently offer certification in the following areas: Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDB) and Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS). These courses, offered in both English and French, meet current legislation and can be taken at the users own convenience and pace.