Distributor Technical Representative Certification (DTRC) Program

Available exclusively to PPG Platinum Distributors, the forward-thinking Distributor Technical Representative Certification (DTRC) program is designed to strengthen the caliber and problem-solving skills of your technical representatives. Beginning with a comprehensive evaluation process, DTRC candidates are assessed in all key areas of refinish repair and their industry knowledge and then performance skills are verified.

Developed through a collaborative effort between PPG and Platinum Distributors, the DTRC program consists of two equally important phases: Online Basic Knowledge Assessment and a rigorous two-day Hands-on Performance Evaluation.

After successfully completing the two educational requirements of this program, the distributor technical representative earns elite status as a Certified Distributor Technical Representative.

2020 Distributor Development Schedule

* - indicates Platinum Distributor participants only

Day Date Class Title City/Location
Tues–Wed 10/13–10/14 *Distributor Technical Rep Certification (Phase I) Kansas City, MO
Wed–Thurs 11/18–11/19 *Distributor Technical Rep Certification (Phase I) Chicago, IL

Class Information and Registration Links

Distributor Technical Rep Certification (DTRC) - Phase I
Distributor Technical Rep Certification (DTRC) - Phase II

Excellence in Distributor Management (EDM) Class

The Excellence in Distributor Management (EDM) class is designed to help Distributors develop skills which will assist them in operating their business more effectively. In addition to skill development, we have tailored the course to include an introduction to key products, marketing concepts, and PPG value added programs.

This year’s EDM class will be hosted at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia located in Paradise Valley, Arizona. Class will begin at 4pm, Tuesday, December 7, 2021 and end at 10pm on Thursday, December 9, 2021.

  • Platinum HQ will cover the lodging as well as the meals and beverages throughout the duration of the course
  • The course fee is $1,000 per enrollee, but for this year only, Platinum HQ will cover 50% of the EDM course fee
  • Distributors will be asked to cover the other 50% of the EDM course fee ($500) and their own travel expenses.

You can find more information and register for the EDM class by visiting the training website link below.

Excellence in Distribution Management Program

Other Courses

Accelerated Distributor Development Series Course