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Learn. Connect. Lead a Legacy.

PCA, a longstanding nonprofit with 140 years of experience, is devoted to nurturing top-tier contractors: boosting profits, elevating standards, fostering autonomy, and refining operational efficiency. How do we make this happen? Through our unwavering commitment to Standards, comprehensive Training, and enriching Events.

Our Story

Founded in 1884, PCA has a rich history. Originally known as "Painting and Decorating Contractors of America” (PDCA), our association was created to address abuses in the industry and ensure the skill and reputation of master painters. In 2019, we adopted the name "Painting Contractors Association" (PCA) to reflect our evolving mission.

Our Mission

The mission of the PCA is to drive painting contractors to achieve efficient and profitable businesses. As a community of excellence, we unite our members to ensure skill, honor, and integrity in painting. Our standards elevate the ethics and image of the community, providing direction and fostering collaboration for a prosperous future in our industry.

Join Our Community

By becoming a member of PCA, you become part of an exceptional community of painting professionals. Access educational resources, industry insights, networking opportunities, and business support. Together, we achieve success.

Learn more about the abundant resources awaiting you when you join PCA.

From Beginner to Expert

Painter Training

Train yourself and/or your entire team by accessing foundational courses with certification ranging from an introduction to the painting trade to advanced levels in interior and exterior painting.

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Explore, Learn, and Advance

PCA Overdrive

PCA members have exclusive and free access to PCA Overdrive, offering over 600 hours of educational and entertaining content, specifically crafted for painting professionals.

Engage and Grow

PCA Events

Members receive exclusive discounts on PCA events throughout the year, including our national 'PCA EXPO' conference.

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Business Training

Push your boundaries

Business Training

Learn how to grow and advance your business with PCA's Business Training, taught by leading professionals in the painting industry.

Save More, Earn More with PCA

Marketplace Discounts

Active PCA members can take advantage of exclusive savings and offers from the industry's leading players and manufacturers, as well as the PCA Store.


And Much More Included in Your Membership

This is just the beginning. Join PCA and discover even more valuable resources waiting for you with your membership!

Discover What Our PCA Members Say

At PCA, our members are at the heart of everything we do. We're incredibly proud of the community we've built, and we believe that the best way to understand the value of a PCA Membership is through the experiences and stories of our members themselves.

Read their stories, and join us in creating your own success story. Explore the impact of PCA Membership through the eyes of your fellow painting professionals.

Rodrigo Vasconcellos

Palette Pro Painting & Renovation Inc.

"PCA has been instrumental in the success of my business, and my only regret has been not joining this organization sooner. Over the years, I've met brilliant minds, entrepreneurs, and friends who have inspired me to be better and uplift the industry as a whole. Joining PCA will be the best investment you can make for your business and personal life!"

Jim Ringley

Fresh Paint Co.

"When I started Fresh Paint Co., one of the first things I did was join the Painting Contractors Association. I wanted to be a part of a broad community of seasoned craftsmen who could help me succeed. I believe one of the most underrated services of PCA is the 'Ask a Peer' network, a group of experienced professionals who volunteer to share their knowledge with those looking to advance their skills. I highly recommend this supportive, cooperative, and professional group!"

Gina Tumbarello Koert

Shamrock Painting

"We discovered PCA in the 90s and have since used them as a resource. The industry standards for commercial painting companies are unmatched, the events where I've met friends for life are some of the best in the industry. I highly recommend joining this organization."

Dave Scaturro

Alpine Painting

"My family painting business has been a member of PCA for over 20 years. I've met amazing painters who have helped improve my business. I consider this association as the graduate school of the painting industry. Not only can you network with the best in the industry, but you can also learn the fundamentals to successfully run a painting company."

Russ Byers

ACP Painting

“PCA is a wealth of information for painting contractors, big and small! Their Best Business Practices series is an invaluable learning resource. The shared professional knowledge is applicable for both the independent painter and the 200-person shop. The membership is undoubtedly worth it and DON'T miss the annual EXPO conference! It's a pivotal event for your business!”

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