PPG Certification Programs

Refinish and Commercial Technician Certifications

Qualifying refinish and commercial technicians is an integral part of the PPG Lifetime Limited Paint Performance Guarantee and PPG Commercial Vehicle Paint Performance Warranty programs. Technicians with at least one year of experience meet the requirements for certification by successfully completing a training course specifically tailored to the product systems covered by these programs. Courses are conveniently offered at PPG Business Development Centers and various field locations across North America.

These training sessions include a minimum of eight hours of classroom and hands-on training. Certified Technicians can renew and/or maintain their certifications by completing additional product training every two years.

Distributor Technical Representative Certification

Available exclusively to PPG Platinum Distributors, the forward-thinking Distributor Technical Representative Certification (DTRC) program is designed to strengthen the caliber and problem-solving skills of your technical representatives. Beginning with a comprehensive evaluation process, DTRC candidates are assessed in all key areas of refinish repair and their industry knowledge and then performance skills are verified.

Developed through a collaborative effort between PPG and Platinum Distributors, the DTRC program consists of two equally important phases: Online Basic Knowledge Assessment and a rigorous two-day Hands-on Performance Evaluation.

After successfully completing the two educational requirements of this program, the distributor technical representative earns elite status as a Certified Distributor Technical Representative.

Technical Colleges

PPG has partnered with select colleges and technical schools to give students the opportunity to become industry certified through the PPG Partners in Education™ program. To become PPG-certified, students must pass both written and hands-on testing conducted by PPG. Upon successful completion of the program, the student earns a two-year PPG certification.