Welcome to Contractor College!

The Painting and Decorating Contractors of America has served the coating and wall covering industry with standards, education, training, advocacy, and best practices essential to member success since 1884.

Education is the number one benefit members derive from their annual PDCA membership investment.  Contractor College is where PDCA members take courses to improve their respective businesses and to obtain Accreditation.

Contractor College Courses

All PDCA Contractor College courses are available in the online course catalog. View and receive credit for archived webinars, PDCA Expo sessions, industry partner presentations, and much more. Learn more about the types of courses Contractor College has to offer in the catalog’s provider guide.
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Live Webinars

Webinars are Contractor College’s most popular courses, hosted live on the third Wednesday of each month at 2:00 PM PDT, 3:00 PM MT, 4:00 PM CDT, and 5:00 PM EDT. These presentations are archived to the course catalog: if you miss a webinar, access it from the catalog to receive credit.
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PDCA Accreditation

Professional and industry certification is a proven means to indicate that your company has gone the extra step to separate yourself from the competition. Learn how you can utilize Contractor College to its maximum potential and begin working on your accreditation today.
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Accreditation Dashboard

Log in to ContractorCollege.org and stay up-to-date with your Accreditation with your personal Contractor College Accreditation Dashboard. All completed course work is tracked in your course history.
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PDCA Safety Hotline

PDCA National is pleased to announce that Safety International, LLC is now PDCA’s preferred safety consultant. Their team of experts is available to answer your safety questions at our safety help hotline: 855-373-2272.  From assistance with company safety plans to OSHA regulations to employee safety training, Safety International is just a phone call away! Click Here For More Details.