Leading the Path to Certification

The Association for Materials Protection and Performance, AMPP, is the world’s leading organization focused on the protection of assets and performance of materials. AMPP was created when NACE International and SSPC united after more than 145 combined years of corrosion control and protective coatings expertise, and service to members worldwide.

The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades partners with AMPP to not only continue to certify our industrial painting members to meet the skills and training in demand on projects, but also to give our contractors every opportunity to earn their own certification.

The AMPP QP program now leads the industry and is like no other when it comes to contractor certifications. It provides tremendous value to asset owners and levels the playing field for contractors.

How else to better work with our employers in gaining that certification than to establish IUPAT training centers as AS-3 ITO and CCA accredited facilities for AMPP certifications.

As of early February, 22 IUPAT District Councils are accredited throughout the United States and Canada. The iFTI and IUPAT are working on a weekly basis to complete the process with our remaining councils.

The partnership with AMPP to assist us on accrediting more of our facilities and to earn certifications for both our manpower and our employers gives the IUPAT an edge in the competition for more projects and more work opportunities.