Course #PPG8600

Distributor Technical Rep Certification (DTRC) – Phase I

The Distributor Technical Representative Certification (DTRC) program was developed through a collaborative effort between PPG and Platinum Distributors. It is designed to assess the problem-solving skills of tech representatives. The DTRC program consists of two equally important phases. Phase one begins wit ha comprehensive online skills evaluation process. Phase two involves a rigorous 2-day, hands-on performance evaluation. After successfully completing the requirements of the program, the distributor technical representative gains the elite status of a Certified Distributor Technical Representative.



Who Should Attend

Platinum Distributor Technical Representatives

Course Length

2 days (16 Hours)

Class Size

4 Students Minimum, 8 Students Maximum

Course Objectives

To assess the technical knowledge and hands-on application skills of technical representatives for DTRC certification.

Topics Covered

Online Skills Assessment:

  • 100-Question Online Assessment
  • Refinish Fundamentals and Application Techniques
  • Color Tools, Blending and Tinting
  • Refinish Application Equipment
  • Paint System Software and Color Retrieval
  • Mixing Room Management
  • Refinish Paint Products and Systems

Hands-On Performance:

  • Rigorous hands-on application session
  • Demonstrate extensive product knowledge
  • Identify, mix and tint refinish color
  • Apply select undercoats, primers and sealers
  • Prepare and blend a topcoat system
  • Troubleshoot paint defects and equipment system failures
  • Polish and detail a basecoat-clearcoat repair

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