Corrodere Academy certification approved by Lloyd's Register

What is Qualified Coating Applicator (QCA) certification?

Our Qualified Coating Applicator certification is approved by Lloyd’s Register, the most respected classification society worldwide.

QCA certification tests and validates Coating Applicators, Spray Painters and Abrasive Blast Cleaners’ practical skills and theoretical knowledge to the highest standards. Lloyd’s Register Certified Operatives will be equipped to perform their daily duties to the highest level of safety, whilst protecting the environment, reducing waste, extending equipment life and generally reducing the economic impact of corrosion.

Training vs Certification

Let’s align training and certification to driving lessons and taking your test…

Driving lessons increase the likelihood of passing your driving test. However, if you’re confident that you can pass the driving test without any lessons then you can fast track straight to taking the test.

This is the approach we take with QCA Certification. We have a comprehensive training course available through Train the painter. But, if you’re confident that you have enough experience and capability to pass without training then you can fast track straight to the QCA theoretical examinations and practical assessment.

Who better to approve the Corrodere Academy certification programme than the globally recognised classification society, Lloyd’s Register?
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QCA – P1

Protective Coating Applicator

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QCA – A1

Abrasive Blast Cleaner

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QCA – S1

Spray Painter

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QCA – T1

Thin Film Intumescent Applicator

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Our certification programme is delivered by experienced Approved Assessors in a practical environment.
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Benefits of certification

  • QCA certification is based solely on ability, knowledge and merit and has been created by industry experts.
  • QCA certified operatives guarantee a high level of competency, giving employers the confidence that the job will be done efficiently and effectively first time around.
  • Certified operatives will stand out from their peers by showing increased levels of safety, a reduction in waste, more efficient use of machinery and savings in time and money.
  • Holding a recognised Lloyd’s Register certificate will enhance career opportunities by meeting the requirements of Global specifications.

How to become an Approved Assessor

Assessors must have a minimum of 5 years experience in the protective coatings industry and must hold one or more of the following:

  • ICorr 2
  • NACE 2
  • Frosio 2
  • SSPC 2

As well as having the experience and qualifications outlined above, individuals will also need to attend an assessor’s briefing and also have their first practical assessment observed by the lead assessor from the Corrodere Academy.

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QCA – A1: Abrasive Blast Cleaning
QCA – P1: Protective Coating Application
QCA – S1: Spray Painting
QCA – T1: Thin Film Intumescent Application

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