Contractor College

Contractor College hosts educational videos and live webinars that bring you the business and technical training you need as a business owner. Just drop in and take a course or sign up to attend a webinar! Click the big button above to get to the site and view the course catalog to get started on a video.

Check out this short tutorial on how to navigate the Contractor College site.



Welcome to Contractor College, PDCA's education and training resource for PDCA members. Contractor College hosts hundreds of training videos for painting contractors on the topics of finance, human resources, management, production, risk management, sales, marketing, and technical training. 

Contractor College site is now improved with the following features:

  • One login is enough - you won’t need to log in again after you log in to the main PDCA page
  • We have purged the Contractor College library of outdated content, and new content is being added all the time.
  • Learning progress and transcripts are updated in the new Contractor College, and all training credits are automatically applied towards member Accreditation.  Learn more about Accreditation here. All member transcripts before January 1, 2016 have been captured on a PDF and are available to you. To receive a digital copy of your transcript, contact Chris Shank, or 1-800-332-7322.


Contractor College webinars provide you with opportunities to "virtually" network with other PDCA members and gain valuable information. As a member, these webinars are included in your membership and are cataloged for future viewing, providing you the flexibility to get the content you need, when you need it. Not only are webinars easy to attend, the format provides options: participate or listen only. It’s that simple.

Paint ED Podcasts

Paint ED is a PDCA education podcast that brings you contractor training from the best and brightest minds in PDCA. Paint ED is a great way for painting contractors to get painting information in today’s fast-paced environment. Listen on your way to work or on the work-site. Currently available on Soundcloud and all podcast apps on Android, iTunes, and ios, Paint ED gives you the meat of Contractor College webinars in an ultra-portable way. Look up “paint ed” on your favorite podcast app, find us on the Soundcloud app, or click below! 



PDCA Accreditation is a proven means to indicate that your company has gone the extra step to separate yourself from the competition. Completion of Accreditation awards members with promotional materials and vehicle magnets to announce to the community that they have gone above and beyond to attain high-quality education and have demonstrated proficiency in best practices for business planning.

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