Welcome to the
Painting Contractors Certification Program (PCCP)
An accreditation program that minimises spending on maintenance of assets and infrastructure


What is the Painting Contractors Certification Program (PCCP)?
Organic coatings (paints) are the most commonly used means of preventing the corrosion and eventual degradation of assets and infrastructure. When properly chosen and applied, these coatings can, under optimum conditions, provide up to 50 years of protection in some cases. However, poorly chosen or badly applied coatings can fail in 12 months or less leading to expensive maintenance activities or even asset replacement. Each year, many millions of dollars are expended on unnecessary maintenance activities.

The PCCP was started in 1992 as a joint initiative between the Commonwealth (as a major owner of assets and infrastructure) and industry. Its objective was to accredit painting contractors who could demonstrate compliance with certain defined minimum performance standards - quality systems, satisfied customers, skilled and experienced personnel etc.

Adherence to these standards is ensured through a process of regular audits by personnel with appropriate skills, experience and knowledge of the industry. Organisations that want to make use of PCCP services apply to become Members and pay an annual subscription for the rights and privilege of PCCP Membership.

PCCP is administered by CSIRO [to CSIRO website] from their Highett, Victoria site.



PCCP web site last updated: 21-Mar-2014 12:00 PM