LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL — The Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI) Finishing Academy is currently offering two online finishing courses, Powder Coating and Liquid Coating. The next courses are scheduled to begin in early 2022. The Finishing Academy opened in July 2021 with the Powder Coating online course, and it was reported to be an overwhelming success. “We’ve had a terrific response to both online courses,” said CCAI Executive Director Anne Goyer. “CCAI is excited to continue expanding our educational reach by providing this online curriculum for the finishing industry.” 

In addition to the online format, attendees gain critical knowledge to help manage their finishing operations with these in-depth courses. Students benefit from weekly assignments, quizzes and interactive forum discussions with the instructor and other students. The registration fee for each course includes a copy of one of CCAI’s training manuals that accompany the subject matter.

The winter Liquid Coating online course is scheduled to begin February 21, 2022. It addresses all aspects of the liquid coating process including material handling, hanging methods, surface preparation and curing. Students will learn about the benefits and various types of liquid coatings, including formulating and testing. The course will also cover the operational costing of a liquid coating system, health and safety, and maintenance and troubleshooting of liquid coating equipment.  For a complete description of the Liquid Coating course topics, recommended qualifications to take the course and to register visit   

CCAI will continue to offer the popular Powder Coating online course. It addresses all aspects of the powder coating process, including formulation, manufacturing of powder coatings, powder coating materials, material handling, surface preparation, powder application equipment and systems, curing technology, quality, maintenance, troubleshooting, and overall costs for operating a powder coating line. The next Powder Coating online course is set to begin March 21, 2022. For a complete description of the Powder Coating course topics, recommended qualifications to take the course, and to register visit  

Both courses will include weekly quizzes and a final exam 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 finishing processes. His knowledge and experience provide an invaluable resource that students can access throughout the online course. Saddler was instrumental in the development of these courses.

The CCAI Finishing Academy will be launching additional online courses in Pretreatment and System Design later in 2022. Students may only take one course at a time. Courses offered will rotate throughout the year.

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