2017 STAR4D Training Guide

STAR4D offers two certification courses: Aerospace Technician and Coatings Technician. Both courses follow the same format of utilizing classroom, hands-on, and virtual reality instruction.

A typical agenda for the three-day course can be seen here

Both courses train technicians to practice strategies and techniques enabling less material usage and an improvement in finish quality. The major difference between the two courses is Aerospace is focused on coatings used in the aerospace industry while Coatings Technician is focused on the use of CARC (chemical agent resistant coatings) which is the primary coating used on ground vehicles of the U.S. military. 


Certification Requirements and Registration

There are no prerequisites for STAR4D certification. The program has been designed to cater to spray technicians of all levels - from a beginner to a technician with 20+ year's experience.

In order to receive certification, technicians must receive at least 80% on a written evaluation, 75% on VirtualPaint evaluation, and properly apply topcoat and related primers to the recommended mil specifications. Certification lasts for one year from the training date listed on the certificate. 

Recertification is not required, however after the one year date, the spray technician is no longer STAR4D certified. Visit Recertification for more information on further certification.

To register for a certification class, please fill out the contact form. You will not be registered until payment has been made and you have received confirmation regarding attendance. 


Certification Costs

Certification cost includes the fees to participate in the three-day course as well as a wallet card and certificate. 

Cost: $1,800


Cancellation Policy

If it is four weeks or less before the training, no refund will be issued.  A replacement may be sent with no penalty, but please notify STAR4D of the name change at your earliest convenience.


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