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Certification Standard on Complex Protective Coating Systems Available for Public Review

A draft update to the standard Certification Standard for Shop Application of Complex Protective Coating Systems, a joint standard developed by the °ϲ (°ϲ) and the Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP), is now available for public review and comment.

The next edition of this standard will supersede the version published in 2010 under the designation °ϲ 420-10/SSPC-QP 3. This update intends to bring the standard in line with current companion reference standards.

The draft will be available as a free download at between May 31 and July 15, 2024. If you’d prefer to review a hard copy, please contact Martin Downs at; there is a $35 nominal charge for printed copies.

Please submit comments using the form provided or by email to Jeanne Homer ( by July 15, 2024, for consideration.