Commercial Painter Journey Testing
WHO SHOULD TEST - WHAT AM I TESTING FOR? - WHAT IS THE TEST? - SCHEDULING A TEST
HANDS ON TEST DESCRIPTION - WRITTEN TEST STUDY GUIDE
WHO SHOULD TEST? Painters who wish to set their classification level.
Please note that you must have your union card and be current with your dues.
We recommend that you take a commercial painting test preparation seminar before testing.
WHAT AM I TESTING FOR?
P1, P2, P3, and Journey Levels, in Commercial Painting.
WHAT IS THE TEST?
The testing is comprised of written and skills based testing. The written test is about a fifth of the test. Skills testing carries the most weight. The skills portion covers the types of things Painters do everyday on the job. If you are interested in testing to make your wage portable, please contact FTINW at (206) 762-8332 to reserve a testing date. You may test if you are in good standing with the union.
Using Blueprint and Schedules, you will be asked to: Cut in, Brush and Roll Walls Using Multiple Colors of Latex; Apply Alkyd Materials by Brushing, Rolling, Conventional and Airless Spray; and Apply Clear Finishes to Wood. All Paints, Masking Materials and Spray Equipment will be provided. A Wide Range of Roller Covers and Brushes will be available.
Painters Should Wear Whites And Work Boots. Bring your Grip, Respirator Fit Card, and Respirator.
SCHEDULING A TEST - PRE-TEST REQUIREMENTS
- Candidates must be current IUPAT members - Membership confirmation required to test.
- Candidates must have current respirator fit card to sign up for the Journey Test and bring to the Test.
- All testers are strongly encouraged to attend the one day Brush & Spray/Written Test Study/Preparation class
You may NOT test or schedule a test if ....
- You are suspended from your Local
NO-Show Counts as taking the Test. Additional classes are required to Re-Test. Can only retake test per CBA rules - 12 months OR 2 Test Prep 8 hour classes or OSHA 30
Not satisfied with the results? You can retake the test - CBA rules - 12 months OR 2 Test Prep 8 hour classes or OSHA 30
Please remember that once you start the Journey Test, you CANNOT quit.
Flowchart - Current Union Painter Flowchart - Non-Union Painter
TEST DESCRIPTION - HANDS ON PORTION (80% OF SCORE)
Page 7 - Skills Test #6
Page 8 - Skills Test #7
Page 10 - Metal cabinet used in #8
Page 11 - Skills Test #9 - Wall A
Page 14 - Interior Finish Schedule
WRITTEN TEST STUDY GUIDE (20% OF SCORE)
Introduction to Safety and Health
Federal & State Regulations-Osha / Wisha
Emergency Response - CPR / First Aid
Introduction to Spray Painting