MPI’s Level 1 training course teaches the essential principles and practices that every professional who works with commercial/architectural paints and coatings needs to know. Eight modules cover paint chemistry, paint types and manufacture, color, paint application, safety, basic specifications, standards, and environmental considerations. Both the course and final exam are entirely on-line, so student can proceed at their own speed, with 90 days to complete the course and exam. Students who complete this course receive certification as an MPI-Certified Architectural Coating Technologist. Passing MPI Level 1 is a prerequisite to advanced training in MPI’s Level 2 (Coatings Specialist Certification) or Level 3 (Coating Inspection) courses and certification.