Become a Member of PDCA

The PDCA offers several membership options.

US Contractor Member

Our US Contractor Membership is for those contracting companies located within the United States. For only $399 a year, this membership offers full educational program access, discounted event pricing, a listing on, and local and specialty networking options. 

International Contractor Member

Our International Contractor Membership is for those contracting companies located outside of the Continental United States. For only $245 a year, this membership offers full educational program access, discounted event pricing, and specialty networking options.

Findapainter Pro Membership*

Our Findapainter Pro Membership is available to those painting contracting companies who wish to enjoy the benefit of having their company listed on our directory. For $50 a year, this directory allows consumers to locate a painting and decorating professional in their area.Excludes Union and International Members

All memberships requires submitting documentation to support local, State, and Federal compliance with Licensing, Bonding, Insurance, and Certifications. If you are unsure if your documents meet these requirements please contact your local, state, or federal agencies for clarification prior to registering.

*This membership is reserved solely for painting and decorating contracting companies.


Why Join PDCA?

You’re doing the hard work day in and day out, keeping existing customers happy, generating referrals, advertising your business, managing a crew, and purchasing product. It’s not easy, but you don't have to do it alone. You have found your greatest ally, and we’ve barely had our introductions.

No matter the reason you are here, PDCA has the tools to help you build your business.

Build Your Skills

PDCA has built a chest of tools to help you build a better business. We make the assumption you aren’t here looking for a "How-to" on painting. You are here to see if there really is a secret to working smarter and not harder. That’s where PDCA excels!

Paint ED

Paint ED, formerly Contractor College, is PDCA’s platform that enables you to access our ever-growing list of videos, recorded webinars, live business and technical training, and podcasts. Paint ED also allows you to track the courses and videos you’ve completed during your membership.

Check out the Paint ED page for more information.

Member to Leader Tracks©

Member to Leader Tracks are customized pathways through PDCA, designed to help you get the tools you need. You come in as a MEMBER, and we help equip you as a LEADER in your market, your community, and (for those interested) in PDCA. 

Check out the Member-To-Leader page for more information.

Build Your Business

Industry Standards

PDCA literally wrote the book on painting standards. As a member you will have access to the definition of each standard, and the ‘Standards Guide’ which outlines how to implement standards on your jobs. Everything from Industry Term Definitions to procedures on finishing Shop Primed materials is covered.

Learn more about Industry Standards and gain access here. provides you another opportunity to grab the attention of your favorite people - property owners. Display your company logo and link to your own website.  With an SEO optimized page and detailed information you provide, customers can request information and quotes when they find you on findapainter.comExcludes Union and International Members 

Other Business Tools

PDCA offers a number of other tools you can use to help build business. These tools include:

  • Use of PDCA member logos (digital member logo received upon completion of Foundations of the New Member Track)
  • Free safety chat, safety resources, and deep safety savings through Safe With PDCA
  • Ask-A-Peer Network - names and numbers of other PDCA members who have volunteered their contact information to help you sort through a host of Residential/Commercial topics at any time
  • PDCA Roundtables
  • Exclusive Paint ED podcasts
  • Technical Hotline with our residential scientist, Bob Cusumano
  • HR Consulting Services through SESCO
  • PDCA Newsletters and Industry Briefs every week

Build Your Network

PDCA National

With more than 130 years under our belt, we’ll facilitate connecting you with thousands of other Contractor Members. Becoming a National Contractor Member opens the door to participation in as many as seven different levels of PDCA. Tools such as Contractor College, Member to Leader, Industry Standards, and other National Benefits are all yours  as a National Contractor Member.

PDCA Councils and Chapters

Depending on your location, PDCA also operates Councils and Chapters. These regional and local networks help you meet other contractors near you. No one will know the boom and bust of your market better than those around you. Attend regional education sessions, expos, and more while staying close to home. To learn more about a PDCA Council and Chapter in your area, click here.


If you like getting specific, then a PDCA Forum may be exactly what you need.  Commercial, Craftsmanship, and Residential Forums each provide additional support and networking for market segments in the industry.

Learn more about PDCA Forums here.

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