The Coatings Training Institute (CTI), a co-operation between the British Coatings Federation and the European Coatings Journal, is a leading distance learning school for the coatings industry which offers a wide range of online courses. The areas covered include liquid paint, powder coatings, printing inks, the components of coatings, coatings formulations, manufacture of coatings and application of coatings.
As the program is designed on a modular basis (each module takes about 10 hours to complete), and has 60 modules at 4 different levels, potential students can pick and choose the modules that best serve their needs. There are no formal entry qualifications. By taking 6 modules it is possible to achieve an international accepted certificate. The courses are not only for people involved directly in coatings formulation and manufacture, but also people right across the supply chain, including suppliers to the industry and users of coatings products.