Frequently Asked Questions

The Painting Contractors Association (PCA) is raising funds to promote apprenticeship development, promote the paint trade, and establish scholarships for schooling.

The Education Foundation was established in 1984 to create a foundation that provides ongoing educational programs for contractors in the painting and wallcovering industry. The Foundation supports PCA’s PaintEd and Accreditation programs by providing funding for new classes, material and continuing contractor educational opportunities.


All funds raised will be used to actively promote painting as a career trade and strengthen the workforce in the industry. To better serve and educate the sizeable pool of potential painters, the PCA is creating an established curriculum that onboards professional painters directly into a viable career path.

No. Your annual fees will continue to apply to the services you currently enjoy as a PCA member. Any and all funds raised through the Education Foundation will enhance and strengthen ongoing education and solidify industry best practices so it is our hope that our members will help us to grow our service to the painting industry.