LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL – The Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI) is launching its first online course in a series of industrial finishing training opportunities. Powder Coating is a seven-week course that will be held July 6 to August 22. Participants will learn in the comfort and convenience of their workplace or home. Attendees will gain critical knowledge for their career with this easy online format.

In addition to the convenience of the online format, students benefit from weekly assignments, quizzes and interactive forum discussions with the instructor and other students. The registration fee includes a copy of CCAI’s popular “Powder Coating for Industrial Finishing Applications” training manual – sixth edition (a $65 value).

This self-paced course provides a thorough knowledge of the overall powder coating process, including powder coating types, manufacturing of powder coatings, surface preparation, powder application technology and recovery systems, curing technologies, quality control, maintenance, and troubleshooting. Weekly quizzes and a final exam will be administered and graded by industry expert and finishing consultant, Rich Saddler of Industrial Finishing Solutions LLC. Saddler has more than 35 years of experience in the industrial finishing industry with an in-depth knowledge of the powder coating process. His knowledge and experience provide an invaluable resource that students can access throughout the online course.  Saddler was instrumental in the development of the course.

CCAI will be launching additional online courses in liquid finishing, pretreatment and system design within the next six months. Courses offered will rotate throughout the year.

For a complete description of the Powder Coating course topics, recommended qualifications to take the course, and to register, visit