SSPC QP / AMPP QP Certification Consulting

Navigating the complex world of SSPC/AMPP QP certifications can be challenging, but our experienced team at Freer Consulting is here to help. We specialize in the certification processes that guide industrial painting and coating contractors through the certification process, ensuring your company meets the stringent standards set by AMPP. Our expertise and personalized approach will streamline your journey to obtaining SSPC/AMPP QP certifications, positioning your business for success in the competitive world of industrial coatings.

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    Understanding SSPC / AMPP QP Certification

    SSPC/AMPP QP (Qualification Procedure) certifications are widely recognized in the industrial coatings and corrosion protection industry as marks of quality, competence, and adherence to best practices. These certifications, administered by the Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP), formerly known as SSPC (The Society for Protective Coatings), are essential for contractors working on projects where corrosion protection and high-quality coatings are paramount.

    The two most common certifications are AMPP QP 1, which focuses on field application of coatings to complex industrial and marine structures, and AMPP QP 3, which pertains to shop painting facilities. Obtaining these certifications demonstrates a contractor’s ability to deliver safe, high-quality work in compliance with project specifications and industry standards.

    AMPP QP Standards: Setting the Bar for Coating Quality

    • QP 1: Field application of coatings for industrial and marine structures
    • QP 2: Removal of hazardous coatings in the field
    • QP 3: Shop application of coatings in a controlled environment
    • QP 5: Inspection of coatings and linings
    • QP 6: Application of thermal spray coatings (metallizing)
    • QP 7: Coating application for petroleum storage tanks
    • QP 8: Application of polymer coatings on concrete substrates
    • QP 9: Commercial painting of architectural structures

    Getting SSPC/AMPP QP Certified

    To achieve SSPC/AMPP QP certification, contractors must undergo a rigorous auditing process. Freer Consulting can conduct this process by evaluating various aspects of a your business’s operations, including safety, health, and environmental compliance, workforce training, quality control, and adherence to industry best practices.

    Freer Consulting can greatly simplify the certification process. Our team will:

    1. Assess your current processes and quality management systems
    2. Identify areas for improvement and develop a customized action plan
    3. Provide guidance and support in implementing necessary changes
    4. Coordinate with third-party auditors to ensure a smooth certification process
    5. Offer ongoing support to maintain your certification status

    By partnering with Freer, you can confidently navigate the SSPC/AMPP QP certification process, demonstrate your commitment to quality and safety, and gain a competitive edge in the industrial coatings market.

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    We ensure your business achieves complete certification to the AISC standard with a customized management system.

    Ongoing Consultation & Technical Support

    We work to develop technical solutions, both flexible and proven to succeed, that meet your business requirements and improve efficiency and accountability.

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    Freer specializes in leveraging advanced industry knowledge and custom software to meet your business needs and goals.

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    We deliver customized management solutions to address the needs of any industry. We leverage market expertise and technological innovation to answer the needs of our clients in a complex international environment.

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    Freer Consulting provides clients with a variety of communications tools to share their objectives, implementation strategies, and final results. We work with businesses to develop project goals, performance metrics, expectations, and more.

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    In cooperation with our project collaborator, Sustainable Media Partners, Freer Consulting produces a variety of education and training materials in a variety of formats, including print curricula, tip sheets, and instructional manuals.

    About Freer Consulting

    Freer Consulting Co. has over 20 years of experience in a wide range of business consulting fields. Our well-rounded, experienced team has a proven record of meeting business needs and achieving results on-time and within budget. We work with businesses across the United States and internationally, providing both on-site and remote consultation. In our industry, Freer pioneered the Global Virtual Playbook, which allows us to provide expert remote consultation to our clients across the globe.

    We establish long-term, productive relationships with our clients. We can grow with your company and provide services as you need them. Our experience means we get it right for your company the first time. Our standards ensure your company realizes the benefits of getting it right, again and again.

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